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Cover Reveal–October 27th!

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Very excited to announce that Harper Collins Canada will be revealing the Canadian cover for Worlds of Ink and Shadow on Tuesday, October 27th.  I’ve seen it, I love it, and I can’t wait to share it! I’ll be posting the new cover on this website Tuesday, or head over to HCC Frenzy and check it out! World of Ink and Shadow is a portal fantasy about the young Brontë siblings and the fantastical worlds they created in childhood: Glass Town, Angria, and Gondal. From Goodreads: Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been inseparable. After all,...

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Tag! I’m It in the Writing Process Blog Tour

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I know. I never blog anymore. But Karen Krossing asked me to, so of course I must because Karen is one of my favorite people. Karen has tagged me in the Writing Process Blog Tour, a fun way to connect with other authors and learn about how they create. Karen writes novels and short stories for kids and teens, including Bog, Cut the Lights, The Yo-Yo Prophet, Pure, Take the Stairs, The Castle Key, “Profanity,” and “Dragon’s Breath.” Her YA novel, Punch Like a Girl, will be published by Orca Books in Spring 2015. My favorite book of Karen’s is Bog, which I...

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My Interview with BOG author Karen Krossing

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My Interview with BOG author Karen Krossing

Today my interview with Karen Krossing posted on the Enchanted Inkpot blog.  Karen’s written an amazing book called BOG, a middle-grade fantasy about a grouchy troll on a great quest.  I liked so much that I blurbed it, which I hardly ever do. Here’s an excerpt from today’s interview: BOG took ten years to conceive, write and publish, and it certainly was a labour of love. I stopped writing BOG several times during those years because the story needed more time to mature. Some books just take longer to develop in the writer’s subconscious, I think. So I researched my...

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Lena’s Next Book!

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Lena’s Next Book!

Keep an eye out for WORLDS OF INK AND SHADOW, my forthcoming book from Abrams (US) and Harper Collins (Canada). What’s it about?…

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“…part BBC miniseries and part literary Minecraft for the bookiest book lover.”

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“…part BBC miniseries and part literary Minecraft for the bookiest book lover.”

The Globe & Mail

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If the library were burning, what book would I save?

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Find out by watching my video answer to this question posed by the Toronto Public Library.

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