Forest of Reading National Author Panel
Join us with authors Cathy Ostlere, Wendy Kitts and Shane Peacock as they discuss discuss their books, the Festival of Trees ceremony, and the pros and cons of living outside the Toronto-centric publishing hub.
is the author of three books: Lost: A Memoir
— 2012 Governor General’s Literary Award nominee for Drama
YA novel-in-verse — 2012 Canadian Library Association Honour book and a 2012 American Library Association Booklist Editor’s Choice; and the memoir, Lost
— 2009 Edna Staebler Creative Non-fiction Award finalist. She lives in Calgary.
is the author of Sable Island: The Wandering Sandbar (Nimbus, 2011) which is nominated for both a Silver Birch and a Golden Oak award, and was a 2012 nominee for the
Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award; and the co-author of Breaking the Word Barrier: Stories of Adults Learning to Read (Goose Lane Editions, 2009). Wendy’s been a freelance writer since 1999, writing over 200 articles for magazines and newspapers such as More, Reader’s Digest, and the Globe & Mail. Wendy has always been inspired by the ocean and lives year-round at the beach, splitting her time between Mission Beach, California, and Caissie Cape, New Brunswick. For more information go to www.wendykitts.ca
is an author, playwright, television screenwriter, and journalist. He likes to write about extraordinary people and create unusual characters. His novels for young adults have won
many accolades. His best-selling Boy Sherlock Holmes series has won and been nominated for 50 awards on their own and been published in 10 countries in 12 languages. His final Boy Sherlock, “Becoming Holmes,” came out in Fall 2013 from Tundra Books, and “Last Message,” his contribution to the groundbreaking “Seven” series from Orca Books was published at almost the same time.
Please note that the start time for the meeting has changed to 7:00 p.m.