Category Archives: novels

Glen Huser: CWILL BC’s president loves “offbeat humour,” by Pam Withers

With a schoolteacher mother who wrote poetry, perhaps Glen Huser was always destined to be a writer. “She read to us every night. We definitely grew up with literature around us.” The second of four children, Glen grew up in … Continue reading

Posted in awards, books/writing, CWILL BC news & events, juvenile fiction, latest news, new publications, novels, picture books, young adult literature | Tagged | 3 Comments

Jocelyn Shipley: A sweet 16 years of writing YA

Thanks to an inspiring high school English teacher and a part-time job in the public library, Jocelyn Shipley of Parksville, BC decided as a teen she wanted to write fiction. That’s even though “I wrote a lot of bad poetry … Continue reading

Posted in books/writing, CWILL BC news & events, latest news, new publications, novels, young adult literature | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Dip into Ink Well Vancouver

Three Vancouver children’s writers have launched a new kid lit community called Ink Well Vancouver and they’re planning a series of workshops, master classes, and events. Their first offering is a six-week children’s writing workshop, ideal for anyone hoping to … Continue reading

Posted in books/writing, CWILL BC news & events, information books, juvenile fiction, latest news, novels, picture books, young adult literature | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

25th anniversary – White Jade Tiger

To celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary of Julie Lawson’s White Jade Tiger, Dundurn is publishing a new edition — complete with a new cover. The text also got a makeover. Julie reread the text with a ruthless editor’s eye, correcting … Continue reading

Posted in awards, BC Book Prizes, books/writing, CWILL BC news & events, juvenile fiction, latest news, new publications, novels | Tagged | 3 Comments

Dancing in the Rain

Brenna’s beloved adoptive mother has died and her birth mother doesn’t want to maintain contact with her. Overcome with grief, Brenna tries to care for her father and younger sister. The last thing she expects is to fall in love … Continue reading

Posted in books/writing, CWILL BC news & events, latest news, new publications, novels, young adult literature | Tagged | 1 Comment

WORD Vancouver: A free festival of reading and writing

Word Vancouver Inspiring Words. A free festival of reading and writing. Words, words, and more words will abound at various free events between September 21 and 25, all part of Word Vancouver; the big festival day happens on the 25th … Continue reading

Posted in activites for teens, activities for kids, books/writing, contests, juvenile fiction, latest news, literacy, literary events, non-fiction, novels, picture books | Tagged | 1 Comment