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Sunday
Nov062011

Torkidlit Bedford Academy Meetup: Nov/2011

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:

MaureenMcGowan

Maureen McGowan

http://www.maureenmcgowan.com

Maureen just found out that one of her short stories is appearing in a McGraw-Hill anthology in May 2102.

 

ClaudiaOsmond

Claudia Osmond

http://claudiaosmond.com/

Claudia's moving ahead with her new middle grade novel.

 

JoSwartz 200

Jo Swartz

http://www.littlejolit.com/

Jo says she's finished and submitted her IZZY GOURMET picture book and she's now working on a wordless graphic novel.

 

CherylRainfield

Cheryl Rainfield

http://cherylrainfield.com/

In addition to being excited about getting the ARC for her new teen paranormal, HUNTED, Cheryl has just launched her Pro Page on Facebook

Joceylyn Shipley

http://www.jocelynshipley.com

Jocelyn just won the Writing For Young People Award at the Surrey International Writers Conference.

Karen Krossing

http://www.karenkrossing.com

Karen's been getting lots of great reviews for THE YO-YO PROPHET (Orca).

Megan Crewe

http://www.megancrewe.com

Megan's going to be presenting with Lena Coakley at the November CANSCAIP meeting about fantasy and science fiction.

Jennifer Gordon

Jennifer had a successful art gallery show at the Toronto Public Library. 

 Jordan Hagemann

http://jordanhageman.blogspot.com/

It was Jordan's first Torkidlit meetup! She recently started her own book blog, A Book Long Enough and is also on Twitter at @ABookLongEnough.

Lena Coakley

http://lenacoakley.com/

Lena's agent is submitting  her next novel, new YA historical fantasy, to an editor.

 

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https://www.facebook.com/TorKidLitNews

 

 

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