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Jocelyn Shipley

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Member
First Name
Jocelyn
Last Name
Shipley
Province or Territory
Ontario
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Born and raised in London, Ontario, Jocelyn graduated from York University and has attended The Humber School for Writers.
Her latest book for teens is How to Tend a Grave, released in April 2012.Her previous books for teens include Getting a Life, Cross My Heart and Seraphina’s Circle, all of which received 4**** Highly Recommended reviews in CM magazine. She is also co-editor of Cleavage: Breakaway Fiction for Real Girls, which is listed in Resource Links Best of 2008 for Grades 7 - 12, the Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens 2009, and is on the ALA's 2010 Amelia Bloomer list. She also writes for adults, and her award-winning stories have appeared in anthologies, newspapers and magazines. When not writing or travelling, Jocelyn likes hiking, singing harmony, and spending time with her family, especially her inspiring grandchildren. She divides her time between Toronto and Vancouver Island.
Available For
school/library presentations on writing and editing, grades 6 - 12
contact through Authors Booking Service: abs@authorsbooking.com
Ontario: September - December
for BC: January - May (Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Lower Mainland)
contact directly by email: jocelyn@jocelynshipley.com
Publications
Young Adult Fiction

How to Tend a Grave, Great Plains Teen Fiction, 2012

Cleavage: Breakaway Fiction for Real Girls (co-editor)
Sumach Press, 2008
co-edited with Deb Loughead

Seraphina's Circle
Sumach Press, 2005

Cross My Heart
Sumach Press, 2004

Getting a Life
Sumach Press, 2002
Awards
2012 Gold Medal Moonbeam Award for YA Fiction - Mature Issues for How to Tend a Grave

2011 winner of the Surrey International Writer's Conference Writing for Young People Award

2010 shortlisted for the Surrey International Writing Contest for Young People Award

2011 Semi-finalist for the John Kenneth Galbraith Literar Award

2010 runner-up for the John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award

2008 chosen for the Anne of Green Gables Book Club
Category: young adult fiction
For: Seraphina's Circle

2007 nominated for the BC Stellar Award
Category: young adult fiction
For: Seraphina's Circle

2005 Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" Selection
Category: young adult fiction
For: Cross My Heart

2003 Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" Selection
Category: young adult fiction
For: Getting a Life
Other Memberships
CCBC, CWILLBC, SCBWI, TWUC, IBBY
 

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