Writers Union Member Award-winning author and screenwriter, entertaining and engaging speaker utilizes multi-media in presentations, drawing on clips from music videos, TV and film to illustrate the concepts covered.
Guelph. Writer’s Union Member. Silver Birch (Non-fiction) nominee 2017. Kira Vermond is an award-winning author of four non-fiction children’s books and 1,500+ articles for adult and children’s magazines, newspapers and websites.
$250 for one hour-long session, $450 for two, and $600 for three, plus HST. (Outside local area, multiple presentations preferred and can be shared with partnering school.) Writing workshop rate is $400 + HST for a two hours. No travel charges within the Guelph/Kitchener/Waterloo area. Continue reading Kira Vermond (Guelph)
Sharon McKay is available in Burlington and the GTA from now until March!
Sigmund Brouwer has a new WWI novel out and is available in the GTA for Remembrance Day bookings on Nov 9 and 10.
Spooky Charis Cotter is bringing her Newfoundland ghosts to Windsor schools November 2 and 3.
Red Maple Nominee Alberta author Lorna Schultz Nicholson will be available in the Toronto and Niagara area from November 14-18, 2016. She has books for all grades! Oh and by the way, she often leaves copies of her Puckster picture books with the school librarian. No travel costs. Lorna returns to Ontario January 30, 31and Feb 1, and then again in May in support of her RM nomination.
Red Maple Nominee Karen Bass, whose novel, Uncertain Soldier is a nominee for the Geoffrey Bilson Award will be in Toronto, November 14-18, and is available for school and library visits accessible by public transit in the GTA. No travel costs.
White Pine winner 2016 & 2013. Young Adult: ages 12 and up. Jeyn Roberts is located out of Windsor, Ontario for the next six months and will be happy to travel around the province for school and library visits.
Red Maple NomineeRobin Stevenson will be in Toronto January 30- Feb 4 and again in May. She is available either of these times for school and library visits accessible by public transit in the GTA. No travel costs. Her newest title is a non-fiction book called Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community.
Golden Oak Nominee Michelle Barker 2016 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award nominee for A Year of Borrowed Men is in the Toronto area mid-November, 2016, early February, 2017, and early June, 2017.
James Bow’s debut YA SF novel, entitled “Icarus Down”, has been receiving excellent reviews across Canada. Quill & Quire called “Icarus Down”, “stunning and terrifying in concept…” and “…a must-read for fans of science fiction and steampunk. Canadian Review of Materials said “Icarus Down” was “a great novel, and one that will be of great interest to lovers of science fiction, alien stories, and tales of the interstellar.” James’ book follows life on a colony world where people hide from the sun to keep from getting burned, but keep their cities suspended halfway up cliffs to avoid the ticktock monsters in the fog forest below. James Bow is available for school and library visits in the GTA, talking about becoming a writer, and about world building.
Celebrate Chinese New Year with Arlene Chan, who is available for school and library visits in the GTA. A lively show-and-tell promises to tell you what the Year of the Rooster will bring on this most celebrated day of the Chinese lunar calendar.
White Pine nominee for Dan vs Nature. Writers’ Union Member. Available May 15-18, 2017. His rate is $300 for one session, $550 for two, $800 for three, and $950 for four plus travel from Toronto. He is also available for virtual class or library visits through Skype or Facetime throughout the year. Continue reading Don Calame (BC)
Silver Birch nominee. Writers’ Union Member. Author of thrilling yet thought-provoking speculative fiction for children and teens. $300 for one hour-long session, $525 for two, $750 for three, and $900 for a full day, plus mileage for visits outside local area. Willing to travel anywhere within a 150 km radius from Stratford (which includes most of the GTA); open to travelling further if accommodation and meals are provided. Continue reading R.J. Anderson (Stratford ON)
Sue Irwin. Niagara region, ON. Teacher. Nominated for a 2017 Silver Birch Non Fiction award. Grades 3 to 8. $250 for one session, $400 for two, $600 for three, $800 for four. Happy to do multiple visits in the same school or area in a day. Sessions are 45 to 60 minutes long. Continue reading Sue Irwin (Grimsby ON)
Ellen Schwartz. Burnaby, BC. Writers’ Union member. Silver Birch Fiction nominee. $275 plus GST for one session, $500 for two, $750 for three. Ellen prefers to do a maximum of three readings per day. A day can be shared between two cooperating schools. For the GTA, Ellen can travel by GO train or subway but needs pick-up and drop-off at GO stations. Continue reading Ellen Schwartz (Burnaby, BC)
Nominated for 2017 Red Maple and Rocky Mountain Book Awards. Writers Union member. Passionate about sparking an interest in Science. $275 for one session, $475 for two, $650 for three, $800 for four (full day). Full day price can be split between neighbouring schools. Travel fee waived for Toronto and GTA. Continue reading Simon Shapiro (Toronto ON)
Bill Swan, (REAL JUSTICE: Convicted for Being Mi’kmaq) offers a look at indigenous racism in the unjust conviction of Donald Marshall, Jr. Winner of the 2013 Red Maple Non-fiction for the Steven Truscott story, Bill is available for Ontario school and library visits in November and February.
Middlesex County and London, ON. Writers’ Union Member. Silver Birch nominee. Middle grade author. $250 for one session, $450 for two sessions, $650 for three sessions, $800 for four (a full day). (Each session is approximately 1 hour.) Continue reading Casey Lyall (Strathroy ON)
Silver Birch Fiction nominee for Everyday Hero. Writers’ Union Member. Available the week of May 15, 2017: $250 + HST for one, $400 for two, $800 for three and $900 for four, plus travel from Toronto. Kathleen is interested in visits to more remote areas in Ontario, May 18th and 19th. Virtual Visits: $120 + HST. 50 minutes Skype or Google Hangout. Continue reading Kathleen Cherry (Kitimat, B.C.)
White Pine nominee for Fifteen Lanes. Writers’ Union Member. Available in May. $275 for a one hour session, $475 for two, $700 for three, and $925 for four, travel fees waived for presentations in Toronto, Guelph, Whitby and Ottawa. Skype visits: $150 for a 40-minute session, which includes a reading and question and answer period. Skype proceeds donated to AAWC, a leading Mumbai-based NGO that provides programs and support for the children of sex workers. Continue reading S. J. Laidlaw (Vietnam)
Vancouver, BC. Writers’ Union Member. Picture books & early chapter books, Silver Birch Express Nominee.
Kallie’s fee is $250.00 per 45 to 60 minute session or $900 dollars for four sessions. A full day can be split between two schools. No additional cost for travel or accommodations. Available in Ontario: May 15, 16 (morning), 18, and 19, 2017 Continue reading Kallie George (Vancouver BC)
Blue Spruce nominee for Snap. Writers’ Union Member. $500 for two sessions, $725 for three sessions and $900 for four sessions plus HST and a flat fee for travel and accommodation of $100 per day. Continue reading Hazel Hutchins (Canmore AB)
Book Mahtab Narsimhan in November for a school visit for Grades 4-6 to discuss MISSION MUMBAI, and win a free 20 minute visit for Grades 1-3 where she will talk about her picture book LOOKING FOR LORD GANESH.
Caroline Fernandez‘ books are perfect for Makerspace groups in the GTA! BOREDOM BUSTERS (Cico Books) was a 2016 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Honour Book. Her 2nd book MORE BOREDOM BUSTERS (Cico Books) was published in 2015.