Posts by Lena

My Readercon Schedule

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Tomorrow I head off to Boston for my first Readercon! I’ll be getting both my panels out of the way on Friday, so then I can sit back and enjoy the rest of the conference. (Whew!) I’m so excited to speak about a hero of mine, Diana Wynne Jones, who is a memorial guest of honor. Here’s where I’ll be: FRIDAY, JULY 8th 11:00 AM    BH    The Works of Diana Wynne Jones. Lena Coakley, Alena McNamara, Sharyn November (leader), Bethany Powell, Sonya Taaffe. Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011) is renowned as one of the twentieth century’s best writers of children’s...

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Why Jane Eyre is Most Definitely a YA Novel–The Guardian

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First sparks of love, first kisses, first great disappointments : Lena Coakley on why Jane Eyre is not just a classic, it’s classic YA Really delighted to see my name on a Guardian byline today! Do you agree? Is Jane Eyre a YA novel? Have a look at my article over on The Guardian blog and then feel free to Tweet your opinion to me @lenacoakley

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#1 Canadian Bestseller!

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#1 Canadian Bestseller!

Worlds of Ink and Shadow has debuted at number one on both the Globe & Mail and Toronto Star bestseller lists.

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“An ingenious premise and a richly drawn cast of characters make for an eerie and compelling read…”

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“An ingenious premise and a richly drawn cast of characters make for an eerie and compelling read…”

Kenneth Oppel

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“A gripping and innovative story. VERDICT A strong historical fantasy that will…”

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“A gripping and innovative story. VERDICT A strong historical fantasy that will…”

—School Library Journal
Review for Worlds of Ink and Shadow

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