Had fun with the Toronto Middle Grade And YA Authors group at the Bedford Academy earlier this week: dinner, drinks and lots of kidlit/YA talk!
We talk about everything from the craft and business of writing to renovation hell stories and family updates. Plus a whole lot of other stuff that I can't possibly post publicly, of course. :-) Anyway, I asked the attendees of last night's get together what they were working on or if they had any news to share, and here's what they told me:
Maureen just found out that one of her short stories is appearing in a McGraw-Hill anthology in May 2102.
Claudia's moving ahead with her new middle grade novel.
Jo says she's finished and submitted her IZZY GOURMET picture book and she's now working on a wordless graphic novel.
In addition to being excited about getting the ARC for her new teen paranormal, HUNTED, Cheryl has just launched her Pro Page on Facebook.
Jocelyn just won the Writing For Young People Award at the Surrey International Writers Conference.
Karen's been getting lots of great reviews for THE YO-YO PROPHET (Orca).
Megan's going to be presenting with Lena Coakley at the November CANSCAIP meeting about fantasy and science fiction.
Jennifer had a successful art gallery show at the Toronto Public Library.
Lena's agent is submitting her next novel, new YA historical fantasy, to an editor.
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