Danielle Younge-Ullman, Toronto. Writers Union Member. Author of two YA novels, Lola Carlyle’s 12 Step Romance and Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined, which is nominated for the Governor General, White Pine Award, ALA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults and Prix de Libraires du Quebec awards.
Booking for May 2018 Writers Union Member. A professional liar since 1988, Marty writes books for kids and plays for adults. He’s also a keynote speaker, television screenwriter, radio dramatist, and raconteur.
Marty charges $400 plus HST for one hour-long session, $600 for two presentations, and $825 for three. He charges $1,000 for a full day visit, which allows you to schedule as many sessions as you like into the regular school day. Marty’s fees cover his travel and accommodation from Alberta, and he will offset travel costs through The Writers Union of Canada’s reading program. Continue reading Marty Chan (Edmonton) AB)
Available Oct 16 to 20. Alberta. Writers’ Union Member. In Canada, Natasha’s family found refuge from the political and racial violence of Guyana, South America. Her experiences as a child of two nations are the foundation for her dynamic presentations, which help students find the story and power that lives inside them. She routinely speaks to an entire school during the course of a half day, and travel costs are included in her fee. $550 + GST for half day (2 sessions, or entire school in one), $1000 + GST for a full day. Continue reading Natasha Deen (AB)
Middlesex County and London, ON. Writers’ Union Member. 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)
Writers’ Union Member. GG finalist. MG, YA Fiction. $325 for one presentation, $575 for two, $850 for three, $1000 for four, + travel (no travel costs within GTA). Full day fee can be split between two neighbouring schools. Out of town visits require two or more bookings. Continue reading Deborah Kerbel (Thornhill ON)
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)
Writers Union Member. Historical fiction, non-fiction and biography. Multiple award winner and accomplished speaker.
Rona’s rate is $250 per one-hour session, $450 for two sessions, $700 for three sessions and $900 for a full day. There is no travel charge within the GTA. For travel outside the GTA, the standard kilometrage applies. Virtual visits are $250 for a one-hour presentation. Continue reading Rona Arato (Toronto)
Miramichi NB. Writers’ Union Member. GG nominated, award-winning children’s and YA author.
$275 for a single presentation, $525 for two or $750 for three, plus travel within Ontario. For younger grades, two 30 minute presentations may be booked at a single session rate.
Valerie is an experienced presenter who uses humour and an interactive style to engage her audience. Feedback from her school and library visits has been enthusiastic. Continue reading Valerie Sherrard (NB)
Burlington, ON. Writers’ Union Member. Sharon travels across Canada several times a year. Sharon E. McKay (Mick-EYE) writes fact-based fiction for young adults. Multi-awards, all ages.
Sharon is available in Ontario, January 1 to April 1, 2018. Flat fee of $900 for a full day, four sessions and includes a free (optional) brown-bag lunch for anyone interested in writing. Flat fee of $600 for an afternoon. Parents and media are welcome in all sessions. Continue reading Sharon McKay (Burlington)
Eden Mills ON. Writers’ Union Member. Author/illustrator: social, aboriginal, and environmental justice; multi-award winner; all ages.
$350 + HST for 1 60 minute session, $550 for 2, $750 for 3, and $950 for 4, + $25 flat mileage. Schools can arrange to split the day with a nearby school for additional savings. Virtual Skype Visits: $150 + HST, 60 minutes. Continue reading Janet Wilson (Eden Mills)