The Nine Lives of Travis Keating

My first children’s book, “The Nine Lives of Travis Keating”, is being published this fall by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. The book is for readers aged 8 to 12 and is set in northern Newfoundland.

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14 Responses to “The Nine Lives of Travis Keating”

  • Your book was fantastic! I say was, because I started reading it last night and finished it! I hope your publisher gets the next one out soon because I want to read more! What a great job bringing everybody to life!

    Thanks for writing this – and all the Canadian references were the best! Even simple things like loonies and toonies! I can’t wait for all my kids to read it!

  • Makenzie Donnelly:

    Thank you for coming our class(4 Tenwolde)
    We are almost done the book. I can’t wait for Prinny to come out!

  • Daniel Reader:

    I loved the book and can’t wait for a sequel.

    I just finished it this morning.

    It the best book I’ve ever read since ever.

  • sondos:

    this book is awesome i enjoyed reading so much that i couldnt take my eyes of the book. i really want the thired book=-)

  • sondos:

    thank u fot writing this book it was great i am wondering if ur going to write a thired one:)

    • jillmaclean:

      Hi Dossy,
      Thanks for your comment.
      I haven’t yet written a third book set in Ratchet. Give me time, though!
      Best wishes,

  • kassy!:

    great book!and i dont usually read this genre!

  • Jillian Eppel:

    i love this book we are doing it for silver birtch in our school is called S.A Cawker ps in port perry ont. it is a awesome book and it rules!!

  • madelaine secret:

    is prinny out any ways i read this for the silver birch collection and i wish i did not have to give it back i want to read it a million more times

    • jillmaclean:

      Hi Madelaine,
      I’m so glad you liked the book! I guess you’ll just have to check it out of the library again and again and again.
      Best wishes,

  • Rachael:

    i love your book i was the first to read it in my class for the silver birch collection i wanted to read it over and over again. I love cats i have read the entire warriors series by erin hunter.
    As you may have noticed i love books, i am a fast reader i read 6 books (currantly on one)in one week and 2 days for silver birch at school. on the weekends reread 2 warrior books.I cant find your book in chapters though it is a big store!I was wondering why you ended the book before travis caught gost, will there be a sequil?


    Rachael 12

    • jillmaclean:

      Hi Rachael,
      I’m so glad you liked Nine Lives! And you are indeed a great reader. I’ve heard about Erin Hunter’s books, although I haven’t read them yet.
      Chapters could order the book if you wanted it.
      Yes, there’s a sequel, published in Oct 2009, called “The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy” – it’s Prinny’s ongoing story told through her eyes; Travis and Hector and Hud are all in it, as well as some new characters – and yes, the cats are in it too…so read on!
      Best wishes,

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