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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

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Shatterproof

Jocelyn Shipley’s first middle-grade novel, Shatterproof, was just published in the Orca Currents series for reluctant readers 10-14. Nate gets talked into running a scam based on his resemblance to the teen star of the TV show Shatterproof. At first he just … Continue reading

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Taking the Publishing Plunge with Jocelyn Shipley

How did CWILL BC members get their first big breaks in the publishing world? In this series of interviews with local writers and illustrators, we ask what advice they would offer and what mistakes they would never repeat — an … Continue reading

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What Writers Read: Jocelyn Shipley

What do children’s writers and illustrators read in their spare time? In this series of interviews with B.C. book folks, we discuss everything from guilty reading pleasures to the best literary villains. If you’d like to share some favourites of … Continue reading

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News From Our Members

Here’s a sampling of what CWILL BC members are up to: Shula Klinger had an article published recently in the Jewish Independent. You can read the text here. Jocelyn Shipley‘s contemporary young adult novel, How to Tend a Grave, will … Continue reading

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