Archive for April 2011

Spring Has Arrived!

In between everything else, I’m finding time to garden.  I even got my first blister of the year from digging three big holes for three new shrubs; dirt under my fingernails (what’s the point of wearing gloves? Isn’t dirt what it’s all about?); crocuses, tulips, and daffodils in bloom; birds chirping away; and sun warm enough to convince you that winter is finally over.

It even took my mind (my very single-mind) off Nix.

Home Truths Review

Home Truths received a great review!  Read it here .
I really felt the reviewer understood what I was trying to do.  Thanks!

Snow Willow Awards

Home Truths has been nominated for the Snow Willow Award 2012, a Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Award.  Great news!

Canadian Library Association Awards

Speaking of awards, The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy is on the shortlist for the 2011 Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award for Children.

I’m happy and honoured that Prinny’s story is one of the ten books chosen for this list.

The Silver Birch Awards

When the book tour is over, I’ll be staying in Toronto with friends (what’s left of me!), and attending the Silver Birch Award Ceremony at the  Harbourfront on May 12.  The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy is nominated for the Children’s Choice Award!

I’m looking forward to it.  Last year, it was an eye-opener – all those kids, all so enthusiastic about books.


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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


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)