Author Archives: Lee Edward Fodi

About Lee Edward Fodi

I'm the chronicler of Kendra Kandlestar and that Land of Een, tucked between the cracks of here and there.

What magical pet would YOU adopt?

Last week, CWILL member Kallie George launched Clover’s Luck, her first book in the Magical Animal Adoption Series. The event took place at Kidsbooks in Vancouver and was attended by kids big and small (including many big kids from CWILL). … Continue reading

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CWILL authors participate in the Kids’ Lit Quiz ~ the first time in BC

On January 23rd, four members of CWILL participated in the Kids’ Lit Quiz, an annual reading competition for children aged ten to thirteen. It’s an international competition, with students from New Zealand, the UK, South Africa, Canada, the US, China, … Continue reading

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How writing a story is like building a house

When I first started teaching creative writing to kids, one of the first classes I ever developed was “The Creative Carpenter.” It was more or less my way of trying to find a fun approach to teaching the formal elements … Continue reading

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The delicate business of killing characters

I will confess that I don’t really care for killing characters. It’s tricky business, especially when it comes to writing for children. After all, you’re inevitably killing someone’s favourite character. And kids tend to let you know about these things—and … Continue reading

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How to make your own mummy

This term I’m teaching an art history course for kids and next week is our unit on ancient art. That means we’re making our very own miniature mummies! I decided this weekend to try one out for myself and my … Continue reading

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Dragon eggs in Bangkok

I brought my popular “Dragon Eggs” workshop to my time as writer-in-residence at ELC school in Bangkok. We had some challenges with this activity—the power in the entire school went out, making it rather difficult to use the hot glue … Continue reading

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