Archive for January 2009

Barn Cat

I’ve added a cat to my household. A rescued barn cat!

I was on a writers’ retreat on an old farm in New Brunswick. The cat being fed in the barn and had a bed, but the temperature was 20 to 30 degrees below zero, with a foot of snow on the ground. When I visited her in the barn, she jumped on my lap and purred – and that was it. So after a couple of trips to the vet and a month of food and sleep, she looks much better.

Her name is Muffin, and here are a couple of photos. I feel like my new name should be Travis Keating!


Reviews and Lists

On December 6, 2008, The Globe and Mail’s Book Section carried a review by Susan Perren of “The Nine Lives of Travis Keating”.  While the review was more or less a summary of the book, I was ecstatic to be included!
On December 5, Rebecca Wigod of the Vancouver Sun, published an article called “Gift books: Suggestions for a special season,” which was posted in the Financial Post, an insert of the National Post. Her category, Books for older children, had four titles, the first of which was “The Nine Lives of Travis Keating.”  Again, I was ecstatic!

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The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden
Jill MacLean's latest book The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden , published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside and is available in bookstores and on-line!

This book is the completion of the Newfoundland trilogy which started with The Nine Lives of Travis Keating, followed by The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy.

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Nix Minus One

Jill MacLean's book Nix Minus One , published by Pajama Press and now available in bookstores!

Nix Minus One is geared for readers in Grade 7-8 and up.
Published February 15, 2013

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Jill MacLean's books on Goodreads

Home Truths
Home Truths

reviews: 34

ratings: 143 (avg rating 4.20)


The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy
The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy

reviews: 14

ratings: 69 (avg rating 4.19)


The Nine Lives of Travis Keating
The Nine Lives of Travis Keating

reviews: 26

ratings: 91 (avg rating 4.16)


Nix Minus One
Nix Minus One

reviews: 6

ratings: 13 (avg rating 4.15)


Brevity of Red, The
Brevity of Red, The

ratings: 1 (avg rating 3.00)