I got some good news on Friday. “The Nine Lives of Travis Keating” is on the shortlist of ten books for the 2009 Book of the Year for Children. Travis is in great company – among others, Budge Wilson, Kenneth Oppel, Eric Walters, and Alan Cumyn. Wish Travis – and me – luck!


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  • Alison Hay:


    I am the parent of a Grade 4 girl, and I got your book from the library for her after reading a glowing review (not sure where). I decided to read it myself first, as it looked so interesting, and found myself spending an entire day needing to find out how it ends! She is now reading it and loving it as much as I did. Great work; I think it deserves the award, and keep working on the second one!

    • jillmaclean:

      Dear Allison,
      I’ve been behind on my blog – to put it mildly – and I’m now mending my ways!
      Thanks so much for your interest, and I’m glad you and your daughter enjoyed Nine Lives.
      The sequel, “The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy,” is now available. It’s probably grade five and up. You might want to check it out before giving it to your daughter.
      Thanks again,

  • lauraabest:

    Congrats! You must be very excited. I read the book a few months back and it’s great!!!

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