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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’ve written one novel so far, Witchlanders, which was called “one stunning teen debut” by Kirkus Reviews and won a 2012 SCBWI Crystal Kite award for the Americas. I’m also the author of two children’s picture books and the former administrative director of CANSCAIP, the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators, and Performers.
WORD ON THE STREET
September 27, Toronto
Not presenting, but I’ll be at the CANSCAIP booth in the early morning and around enjoying the festival for the rest of the day.
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.
“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)