"Exquisite storytelling plus atmospheric world building equals one stunning teen debut."

Kirkus Reviews, starred review (praise for WITCHLANDERS)

About Me

Hi there! My name is Lena Coakley and I’m a young adult author living in Toronto.  I am the author of the YA fantasies Witchlanders and Worlds of Ink and Shadow: A novel of the Brontës . Witchlanders was called “one stunning teen debut” by Kirkus Reviews and won a 2012 SCBWI Crystal Kite award for the Americas.  Worlds of Ink and Shadow is just out from Amulet and HarperCollins Canada. I’m also the author of two children’s picture books and am the Vice President of CANSCAIP, the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators, and Performers.

Upcoming Events

 

BOOK LAUNCH FOR WORLDS OF INK AND SHADOW
January 23, 2016, from 2-4
at Ben McNally Books
366 Bay St., Toronto
Tea, scones and Brontes! What could be better? All welcome.

OLA SUPERCONFERENCE!
January 28, 2016, 1 PM
I will be signing copies of Worlds of Ink & Shadow at the HarperCollins Canada booth.
Join me!

 

 

Witchlanders

Plot twists unfold at a riveting pace, the boys’ characters are compellingly sketched, and Coakley explores her subject matter masterfully without falling prey to safe plot choices.”

-Publishers Weekly (starred

Published by Atheneum (S&S)
ISBN-10: 1442420049
ISBN-13: 9781442420045
Grades: 7 and up