Sylvia McNicoll

Canadian Author for Young People

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Five years ago I was editing an article on Hawaii for Today's Parent Toronto while at a resort in the Dominican. Irritating. Both to be working during a holiday but also to have the locations so criss-crossed in my psyche. In discussion with another writer Gisela...

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Canadian Authors Celebrate 150 in South Korea

Best thing ever that's happened in my career. The Canadian Embassy in Korea invited Kathy Stinson and me to be celebrated and showcased in the Canada150 spotlight at the Seoul International Book Fair. Thirteen hour flight each way, five whirlwind days there. The first...

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Meet the author–fall in love with reading

At a recent CANSCAIP (Canadian Society for Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers) meeting a woman commented passionately on how she had tried everything to get her son to read--then he met an author and everything changed. He grew to love books. It was...

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The Near-perfect Launch

Over two hundred readers crowd the room, some already lined up for an autograph. Phones flash, click, snap or whatever camera apps do. Books quickly disappear from a pile on the table, and your hand cramps up from signing. Obviously you're Lawrence Hill. But if you're...

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The Comic Book War

The Comic Book War by Jacqueline Guest My rating: 5 of 5 stars First of all a big congratulations to the author Jacqueline Guest who has just been appointed as a member of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour. She is a lively writer who strives to...

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Pong and Ping Pins–New Book Present

Authors need to acknowledge their own creations and buy themselves gifts. This is to help fortify us for the tough world out there that perhaps doesn't celebrate our work enough. I decided to reward myself for The Great Mistake Series with a specially designed and...

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