Deborah Ellis wins with mystery novel at Hamilton Literary Awards

Congratulations to Deborah Ellis and Pajama Press! Deborah Ellis has won the Reliable Life Insurance Award for Children & Young Adult Book for her YA psychological thriller True Blue. The award was presented on November 12, 2012, during the 18th Annual Hamilton Literary Awards at Theatre Aquarius’ Norman and Louise Haac Studio Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario. Ron Ulrich, artistic director of the host theatre, announced the award and shared the compelling first chapter with the audience. True Blue has met with critical acclaim in both Canada and the United States. School Library Journal said, “True […]

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Seven (the series) flying off the shelves

It’s been nearly a month since the publication of Seven (the Series), and boy have these books taken off. In fact, we’ve already had to reprint the entire series because booksellers can’t keep them on the shelves! Shane Peacock (Last Message) reported that he recently dropped in to his local Chapters store to sign a few copies, but couldn’t because the store was completely sold out: Shane said, “They were very excited that a ‘7′ author was in the store…and said the series was selling extremely well, a sort of phenomenon for them. They said […]

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Victoria Fall Book Launch

Please join Sara Cassidy (Seeing Orange), John Wilson (Lost Cause), Alex Van Tol (Shallow Grave and Oracle), Sean Rodman (Dead Run), Lou Allin (Contingency Plan), Sheryl McFarlane (Island Santa—author) and Sheena Lott (Island Santa—illustrator) as they launch their new books this fall! Come meet the authors, enjoy some refreshments and get a book signed. All ages welcome. EVENT DETAILS: Monday, November 5, 2012 (that’s tonight!) 7:00pm Bolen Books #111-1644 Hillside Avenue, Victoria We’ll see you there!

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Write On! Catherine Austen visits Ottawa Teen Author Fest

Find out what it takes to write like a pro from a panel of published authors. Catherine Austen, author of last year’s award-winning dystopian teen fiction title All Good Children, will be part of a YA discussion panel in Ottawa as part of Teen Author Fest. Catherine will be answering questions with YA authors Lesley Livingston and Max Turner. The panel is a free public event for young writers. Event Details: Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Ben Franklin Place, The Chamber, 101 Centrepointe   See all Ottawa Teen Author Fest events here. […]

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Seven (the Series) authors team up at Vancouver Writers Fest


The launch of Seven (the Series) is just around the corner, and just a few days after the launch, three of the seven authors (John Wilson, Shane Peacock and Richard Scrimger) will team up at the Vancouver Writers Fest to discuss their parts in the project. If you plan to be in the Vancouver area on October 16, 2012, this would be a fantastic event to attend. Tickets are available to individuals and school groups, and you can download a study guide from Purchase tickets to Seven: the Series at the Vancouver Writers Fest […]

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Nowhere Else on Earth a Victoria Book Prize finalist!


Congratulations to Caitlyn Vernon, whose Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest has been named a finalist for the 2012 Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize. The winners will be announced at an awards gala at the Union Club of Victoria on October 10 at 7:30. Tickets are $15 and are available now at Bolen Books, Munro’s Books, Ivy’s Bookshop and the Victoria Book Prize Society (250-589-8430). About Nowhere Else on Earth You don’t have to live in the Great Bear Rainforest to benefit from its existence, but after you read Nowhere Else on Earth you might want […]

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