Author Feature: Megan Clendenan

In Offbeat, fourteen-year-old Rose is sure she’s going to become a folk-music sensation, with her best friend, Shilo, at her side. But first she needs to convince her mom to keep paying for her expensive violin lessons. Her mom wants her to join the youth symphony and focus on classical music, in preparation for a music degree at university. When Rose enters a fiddle competition with a unique prize for the winner, she hopes to show her mom she can really can make it as a folk musician. What planning or research did you do […]

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A Space Apart – Guest Post by Author Patricia McCowan

A guest post from Orca author Patricia McCowan, whose first novel, Honeycomb, part of the Limelights series, will be released this September 2014.  A Space Apart There’s a certain magic to the spaces where performing artists work. Not just on stage, where bright lights, an audience and performers’ adrenalin combine to charge the atmosphere. When I was an actor, I loved being in rehearsal halls and backstage spaces almost as much as being on the stage. While writing Honeycomb, I loved researching and then imagining myself in the creative spaces where my protagonist, Nat, and […]

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Step into the limelight with Orca’s new performing arts series!

Orca Limelights

Orca’s brand new performing arts series, Orca Limelights, launches this October with three exciting new titles: Attitude by Robin Stevenson, Cut the Lights by Karen Krossing, and Totally Unrelated by Tom Ryan. You can visit the Limelights website to watch a series trailer, read more about the upcoming books, and see what’s in store for future seasons. While you’re waiting for these three fabulous books to come out, why not check out these great blog posts from Limelights authors! Robin Stevenson, Karen Krossing and Tom Ryan have each interviewed each other about their upcoming books […]

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