Archive for October 2011

Celebrating a New Novel for Teens!

On Monday October 17th, I went to the launch of Vicki Grant’s new YA novel, “Betsy Wickwire’s Dirty Secret”. What a wonderful gathering of friends, family, and fellow writers.

Vicki won the Red Maple Award last year for “Unsuitable for Family Viewing,” and at her launch mentioned Don Aker’s nomination for the White Pine Award 2012 for “The Fifth Rule,” and mine for the Red Maple, and welcomed writers Lisa Harrington and Jessica Scott-Kerrin. I was on a panel with Don Aker at Word on the Street last month, so it was a pleasure to see him again.

Great to see so many people out to celebrate a new novel for teens!

“Home Truths” Nominated for the Red Maple Award


I’m happy to tell you that “Home Truths” is nominated for the Red Maple Award 2012. This is the Ontario Library Association’s fiction list for grades 7-8, and means the book will be in participating schools in Ontario over the winter.

It also means I’ll be off to Harbourfront in Toronto again next May. Something to look forward to as the days grow shorter and colder!

Check out the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading program here.

I’ve Given Myself a Deadline

I’ve given myself a deadline. Two more weeks of revising “Nix Minus One,” and I’m sending it out. I am. I swear.

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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.
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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)