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Reading Party at Smallwood Academy!

I arrive in Gambo, a beautiful community on a river about half an hour east of Gander. Smallwood Academy’s Grade 7 English class and their wonderful teacher, Ms. Jo-Anne Broders, are more than expecting me.
Theya introduces me.
Each student is wearing a t-shirt that says on the front, “Smallwood welcomes author…” and on the back, “Jill MacLean.” I’m presented with one.
There’s vanilla cake and chocolate cake with icing (lots of lovely icing). I pass out big slabs.
The walls are decorated. The kids are excited. It’s a party!
And I’m overwhelmed by the welcome.

The kids ask lots of great questions, we do a bit of writing, I read from “The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy,” I’m thanked by Torey, and given a bracelet by Travis. Two hours have flown by.

My thanks to Ms.Broders for her enthusiasm for “The Nine Lives of Travis Keating.” Thanks to the student assistant, Val. Thanks to the principal of the school.

What more could any writer ask than to visit Smallwood Academy?

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The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden
Jill MacLean's latest book The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden , published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside and is available in bookstores and on-line!

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)