Claudia Osmond ~ Reader, Writer, and Ruminator

No Lack of Talent Here!

In writing on November 9, 2010 at 9:36 am

Just a reminder that Toronto Tuesdays is on hold for the month of November as I dig myself deeper into NaNoWriMo. Over 13,000 words so far. Not as far as I’d like to be, but I hope to rectify that this week sometime.

Just so you’re not left dangling as you reached out for your weekly author interview this morning, here are the links to all the interviews done so far. Hopefully this will tide you over for the next few weeks.

Cheryl Rainfield – author of the YA novel, SCARS – Governor General Literary Award finalist, and nominated for too many awards to even remember! 🙂

 Andrew Tolson – agented author, MacLean’s photographer, and uber torkidlit supporter.

Marina Cohen – author of several middle-grade books and YA GHOST RIDE which has recently been nominated for the Red Maple Award. Also, her new YA, MIND GAP is due to be released soon.

Anna Humphrey – author of two forthcoming YA books  – RHYMES WITH CUPID (Dec. 2010) and MISSION (UN)POPULAR (June 2011). Look for them. They look great!

Rob Weston – super fantastic author of the wildly popular ZORGAMAZOO and the new, gritty YA rooted in fairy tales DUST CITY. Both highly recommended reads. ZORGAMAZOO won the 2010 Silver Birch Fiction Award.

Megan Crewe – author of GIVE UP THE GHOST and forthcoming dystopian THE WAY WE FALL.

Adrienne Kress – author of ALEX AND THE IRONIC GENTLEMAN and TIMOTHY AND THE DRAGON’S GATE. TIMOTHY has recently been optioned for film and Adrienne has also just sold her YA novel, THE FRIDAY SOCIETY.

Nelsa Roberto – author of ILLEGALLY BLONDE. And I happen to know she’s working on something new; something awesome! You’ll want to keep your eyes open for it.

Patricia Storms – amazing author and illustrator. Her picture book THE PIRATE AND THE PENGUIN was both written and illustrated by her. She has also illustrated countless other books.

Mahtab Narsimhan – author of THE TARA TRILOGY: THE THIRD EYE, which won the 2009 Silver Birch Award, THE SILVER BRACELET, and the forthcoming THE DEADLY CONCH. A trilogy that’s definitely worth reading!

Frieda Wishinsky – author of numerous books for children, including BLOB, her most recent YA title.

Bev Katz Rosenbaum – editor and author of I WAS A TEENAGE POPSICLE and BEYOND COOL, two very uniquely premised YA novels. Bev is also currently shopping some new work!

Vikki VanSickle – book-lover, manager of The Flying Dragon Bookshop in Toronto, and author of the newly released WORDS THAT START WITH B.

Joel A. Sutherland – author of the newly released BE A WRITING SUPERSTAR. Joel is also a horror writer and one of the latest Wipeout! Canada contestants!

Deborah Kerbel – prolific YA author of MACKENZIE, LOST AND FOUND; GIRL ON THE OTHER SIDE; and the newly released LURE.

Kari-Lynn Winters – author, teacher, and literary scholar who has written many books for children, including her latest picture book, RUNAWAY ALPHABET.

Helaine Becker – author of numerous books for children including the newly released THE HAUNTED HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT and THE HILARIOUS HISTORY OF HOCKEY. Her book, WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA? has just been nominated for the 2011 Silver Birch Award for non-fiction.

Whew! Our Toronto MG/YA Writers’ Group is simply packed FULL of amazing talent! And this isn’t all! Many more interviews are yet to come.  First up in December: Helene Boudreau, author of the hotly anticipated REAL MERMAIDS DON’T WEAR TOE RINGS.

Hope you rejoin us in December.

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