Archive for October 2013
I’ve decided to attend the Pajama Press launch in Toronto – for all their titles (ten altogether) published in the spring and fall seasons of 2013. So I’ll be there on November 7th with Nix Minus One.
My flights are booked on Porter Air – I love flying into Toronto Islands airport and taking the ferry to the Harbourfront area.
And I can stay with my friend Sue MacLeod, who will also be at the launch with her wonderful present day/historical teen novel, Namesake.
The six-month “sabbatical” I’ve been trying to take from the world of kidlit? With two new titles published this year – Nix Minus One and The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden – I’m out of luck!
Obviously, I really care about both books, and want to do everything I can to introduce them to potential readers. So…I’d better go prepare my presentation for the Pleasant View Branch of the Toronto Public Library on November 6th….
The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden is now in print and available at your local independent bookstore (Woozles and Bookmark, in Halifax, Tattletales in Dartmouth), and at Amazon.ca. It can be ordered at Chapters.
I love the cover, and the design – and, as always, it’s such a thrill to have the real book in my hands!
I hope you’ll enjoy Sigrid’s adventures – and the continuation of Hud’s story from The Nine Lives of Travis Keating.
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Word on the Street on September 22nd on the Halifax Waterfront was blessed with sunshine and good crowds.
I took part in a panel with Jan Coates (The Hare in the Elephant’s Ear and The Power of Harmony) and JoAnn Yhard (The Fossil Hunter of Sydney Mines, Lost on Brier Island, and Buried Secrets at Louisbourg) – and we had fun with discussing the role of empathy in books for kids and teens.
Does a reader feel empathy for the characters? Do you, when you read a book you really like?
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.
Pick up your copy today!
- What has Jill been up to? January 26, 2016
- 2015 Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Nomination October 21, 2014
- White Ravens Selection 2014 – Nix Minus One October 8, 2014
- Atlantic Book Awards – Ann Connor Brimer Award for Nix Minus One! May 26, 2014
- Festival of Trees May 26, 2014
ratings: 143 (avg rating 4.20)
The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy
ratings: 69 (avg rating 4.19)
The Nine Lives of Travis Keating
ratings: 91 (avg rating 4.16)
Nix Minus One
ratings: 13 (avg rating 4.15)
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