YA Fantasy AuthorNavigation
Quill & Quire, Starred review
Worlds of Ink and Shadow
School Library Journal (starred review).Read More
-The Bulletin for the Center for Children’s BooksRead More
Kirkus Reviews, starred review (praise for WITCHLANDERS)
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 will be out January 5th, 2016. 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.
WORLD FANTASY CON
November 5-8, Saratoga Springs, NY
PACKAGING YOUR IMAGINATION
November 14, 2015
I’ll be helping to organize PYI again (now in its 31st year!) If you are interested in writing or illustrating for children, this is a great conference.
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.
“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)