Thursday, August 30, 2007

New Karen Krossing events

Young Voices Writers Conference
Teens aged 12 to 19 are invited to join author Karen Krossing for an Editing Workshop at the Young Voices Writers Conference to be held at the North York Central Library in Toronto on Saturday, October 20, 2007. For more information go to Young Voices Writers Conference.

WordPlayer Writing Workshops
WordPlayers is a ten-week writing workshop for kids and teens held at Pegasus Studios in Toronto and led by author Karen Krossing. If you like writing poems or stories, come play with words using masks, story dice, photos, character games, and more. Classes start in September. For more information, go to Pegasus Studios.

Writing for Children Course at Centennial College
Do you want to write for children or teens? Join Karen Krossing on October 24, 2007, to learn how to generate ideas, develop believable characters, understand genres, edit your writing, and market and promote your work. For more info, go to Centennial College.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

New Brenda Chapman events

International Plowing Match - Saturday, September 22nd
Brenda will be reading from Where Trouble Leads and will be appearing with authors Rick Mofina, Therese Greenwood and Maggie Wheeler between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. The Plowing Match is held in Crosby Ontario from September 18th-22nd.

2007 Kids' Lit Gala - Ottawa Public Library Event - Tuesday, October 16th
Brenda will be one of ten guest authors and illustrators presenting at the seven annual gala to be held at Ben Franklin Place on Centrepointe Drive in Ottawa. The event begins at 7 p.m. All welcome.

Monday, August 13, 2007

New Holly Haggarty Events

Old-Fashioned Book Fun

Book signing -- Oxford Book Shop -- August 22

Drop by the Oxford Book Shop, 740 Richmond Street, London, on Wednesday August 22, 2-4 pm, to meet Holly Haggarty, who will be sharing stories, chatting, and reading from her latest novel, Summer Dragons.

Dragon Stories For Young and Old

Storytelling on Toronto's Centre Island -- August 26

Participate in a jousting of wits as Holly Haggarty entertains with dragon stories at Franklin Gardens, Centre Island on Sunday August 26, 2:30 p.m. Let author and storyteller, Holly Haggarty, prepare you for your inevitable encounter with SUMMER DRAGONS!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Peggy Dymond Leavey signing

Peggy Dymond Leavey will be signing copies of her latest children's novel, "Treasure at Turtle Lake", at Lighthouse Books, 65 Main St., Brighton on Saturday, September 29th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The event is part of Brighton's annual Applefest festival, taking place September 28th-30th. If you're one of the thousands that come to Brighton each year (since 1975) for Applefest, join the crowds at the street fair on the Saturday and come say hi to Peggy (and have a book signed too). For more information about Brighton's Applefest:

Friday, August 03, 2007

New book for Heather Kirk

Heather Kirk, author of two teen novels published by Napoleon, Warsaw Spring and A Drop of Rain, is bringing out her fifth book in August. The title of the new book is Who Were the Whiteoaks and Where Was Jalna?. The publisher is Borealis-Tecumseh Press of Ottawa. This book is a scholarly investigation into the sources of the world-famous Jalna novels by Canadian author Mazo de la Roche. It is illustrated with many photos, as well as drawings and maps.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Brenda Chapman review

Where Trouble Leads
by Brenda Chapman

from Midwest Book Review

When Jennifer Bannon, age 15, agrees to spend her summer as a camp counselor at White Pine Camp along with her younger sister Leslie and her best friend Ambie, her summer in the isolated wilderness on Georgian Bay descends into danger and suspense. There are strange people and mysterious activities taking place at the camp after 'lights out', including someone lurking in the woods past curfew. Upon investigation, Jennifer discovers that drug smugglers are using the camp as a cover-up! It's a race against time in Jennifer's attempt to solve the mystery of White Pine before tragedy strikes the camp and the girls for whom she is responsible. Very highly recommended and entertaining reading, "Where Trouble Leads" by Brenda Chapman is a superbly crafted mystery for adolescent readers that will hold their rapt attention from first page to last.