My OLA Scrapbook!

Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 | 2 comments

Last weekend, hundreds of librarians and authors from across Canada converged on Toronto to attend The Ontario Library Association’s Super Conference 2012.

I was there to present Witchlanders in a three-minute infomercial with 34 other authors at CANSCAIP’s annual OLA book launch for Canadian children’s books.

While there, I was delighted to learn that Witchlanders was chosen for inclusion on the prestigious OLA Best Bets for Kids and Teens List!  (When the full list is posted, I’ll add the link.)

Here are some photographs of the event.

Wonderful Authors:

Martin Springett signing posters for Kate & Pippin.

Sylvia McNicoll signing Crush. Candy. Corpse.

Marina Cohen signing Chasing the White Witch.

Kevin Sylvester signing his next Neil Flambé mystery.

Mahtab Narsimhan signing The Tiffin.

Editor Love!

Author Natalie Hyde with Fitzhenry and Whiteside editor, Christie Harkin.

Author Teresa Toten with Lynne Missen, publishing director of Penguin Canada Young Readers.

Librarian Love!

Author/Librarian Joel Sutherland and Scars author Cheryl Rainfield.

Publicist Love!

Here I am at the Simon & Schuster Canada booth with lovely marketing associate, Michelle Blackwell.


Crowds waited with baited breath for the CANSCAIP launch to begin.

Vladyana Krykorka presents her new board book series: Arctic Sea, Arctic Land and Arctic Sky with the help of CANSCAIP AD Jennifer Gordon.

Maureen McGowan presents Cinderella Ninja Warrior and Sleeping Beauty Vampire Slayer.

Later that weekend…

And then, because we just can’t get enough of each other, many of the same authors who were at OLA reconvened on Sunday at Bakka Phoenix Books for the launch of Megan Crewe’s chilling dystopian novel, The Way We Fall.

L-R: Helaine Becker, Mahtab Narsimhan, Jackie Garlick-Pynaert, Karen Krossing.

Megan Crewe

Awesome swag.

Phew!  Now I need another weekend to rest up!


  1. Glad I’m not the only one who needs to rest up after all that, Lena! I’m wiped. (And sick today.) It was great walking around OLA with you, and you presented beautifully!

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