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Jill is on TV!!

Watch for me on the Morning Show on Global TV on Monday morning February 17th at 6:45 a.m. (yes, that’s a.m.) with Crystal Garrett, the Anchor and Co-Host of the Morning News.

We’ll be talking about all five of my books.

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Work In Progress

 

A busy week copy-editing The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden, to be published in the fall by Fitzhenry & Whiteside.

This is the final book of the three that started with The Nine Lives of Travis Keating back in 2008.

If you’ve read the second book, The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy, you may remember Sigrid as one of the Shrikes, the three girls who bullied Prinny. At the end of the book, Prinny is terrorized by Tate and Mel, and escapes in a dory in the fog. Later, she figures out Sigrid was the one who sent for help.

I always wondered what would happen to Sigrid when Tate and Mel found out she made the phone call that got them into big trouble…

 

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Like the other two books, Hidden Agenda is set on Newfoundland’s northern peninsula.

Visit to Fogo Island Central Academy’s Grade 6 Class

 
 
It’s snowing when I leave Tilting. I was so lucky with the weather.

I visit Fogo Island Central Academy’s Grade 6 class, where I read to them from “The Nine Lives of Travis Keating” – yes, they liked the book – and we do a bit of writing. Thank you for the warm welcome!

Back to Gander via a wetlands trail at Carmanville, where I saw this wonderfully painted box…
 

 

The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden

 
 
I’ve just signed the contract for the third book of the trilogy, the second sequel to “The Nine Lives of Travis Keating.” The working title is “The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden.”

In Prinny’s story, Sigrid was one of the Shrikes, the three girls who bullied Prinny. At the end of that book, Sigrid makes a phone call when Prinny is in real danger. A phone call the other two Shrikes don’t know about.

I found myself wondering…what will happen to Sigrid when they find out?

I plan to start writing after the Red Maple trip in May.

And I’m off to Newfoundland for a few days at the end of May, so that’ll really help.

Annual Visit to Bedford South School




Today I made my third annual visit to Bedford South School – two grade four classes who have been reading “The Nine Lives of Travis Keating.” I received such a warm welcome, heard some wonderful similies and some inventive writing, and answered many many questions. It really was a pleasure.


Oh, and for the first time in all the schools I’ve been to, I got to read the last three chapters of the book to the class who hadn’t quite been able to finish it before I arrived – and that was so satisfying.


Thank you to the teachers and all the students!

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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

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Home Truths
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The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy
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The Nine Lives of Travis Keating

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Nix Minus One
Nix Minus One

reviews: 6

ratings: 13 (avg rating 4.15)


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Brevity of Red, The

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