July, 2014

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First book in print: Four children’s book authors share memories and advice

Spring has blossomed into summer, and I’m taking the opportunity to ask four of our successful Canadian authors of children’s books how they first came to be published and what advice they’d offer writers wanting to have their first manuscript transform into that most wonderful of creations, a book.

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Bakka Phoenix

  1. PATTERN SCARS, Caitlin Sweet
  2. RAIN, Amanda Sun
  3. TURN OF LIGHT, Julie E. Czerneda
  4. MY REAL CHILDREN, Jo Walton
  5. KRAKEN BAKE, Karen Dudley
  6. RED PLANET BLUES, Robert J. Sawyer
  7. SILENCE FOR THE DEAD, Simone St. James
  8. DOOR IN THE MOUNTAIN, Caitlin Sweet
  9. HOMELAND, Cory Doctorow
  10. INK, Amanda Sun
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Ben McNally Books

  1. MATING FOR LIFE, Marissa Stapley
  2. BASED ON A TRUE STORY, Elizabeth Renzetti
  3. GUNNER, Paul Almond
  4. FORGIVENESS, Mark Sakamoto
  5. OAKDALE DINNER CLUB, Kim Moritsugu
  6. THE RISE & FALL OF GREAT POWERS, Tom Rachman
  7. BIRDING WITH YEATS, Lynn Thomson
  8. INSIDE THE MUSEUMS, John Godard
  9. ALL MY PUNY SORROWS, Miriam Toews
  10. BOREAL FEAST, Michelle Genest
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    Type Books

    The Queen Street Store

    1. THE WORN ARCHIVE, Sarah-Marie McMahon
    2. HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE, Sheila Heti
    3. THE GIRL WHO WAS SATURDAY NIGHT, Heather O’Neill
    4. POLYAMOROUS LOVE SONG, Jacob Wren
    5. THE GRIFFIN POETRY PRIZE ANTHOLOGY 2014, edited by Robert Bringhurst
    6. THE RISE & FALL OF GREAT POWERS, Tom Rachman
    7. ALL MY PUNY SORROWS, Miriam Toews
    8. THE ORENDA, Joseph Boyden
    9. I COULD SEE EVERYTHING, Margaux Williamson
    10. AMERICAN INNOVATIONS, Rivka Galchen
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    Bryan Prince Bookseller

    1. NO RELATION, Terry Fallis
    2. AN ORDINARY HERO: THE STORY OF DAVID GOLDBERG, WWII CANADIAN SPITFIRE PILOT, David S. New
    3. EVENINGS ON PAISLEY AVENUE: SEVEN HAMILTON POETS, Edited by Marilyn Gear Pilling
    4. ALL MY PUNY SORROWS, Miriam Toews
    5. SMOKE RIVER, Krista Foss
    6. THE ORENDA, Joseph Boyden
    7. ROAD ENDS, Mary Lawson
    8. CRIMES AGAINST MY BROTHER, David Adams Richards
    9. SKINNY-DIPPING WITH THE MUSE, Ellen S. Jaffe
    10. THE INCONVENIENT INDIAN, Thomas King

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