Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 16th
WCDR Breakfast!
Ajax, Ontario

I’m very excited to be speaking to the Writers Circle of Durham Region because they’ve got a reputation in Ontario for being such a welcoming and talented group. Tickets are $25 and are still available. Here’s what I’ll be talking about:

Lena Coakley has a foot in two worlds: the world of young-adult literature and the world of speculative fiction.   She will discuss both the limitations and the opportunities of writing in these genres and offer techniques for creating what librarians call “sweet-spot” fiction, books that have both high literary quality and a gripping, fast-paced plot.

More information here.

School and library visits

In addition, I will be speaking at a number of schools and libraries to celebrate the Forest of Reading and my White Pine Award nomination.  Unfortunately none of these are open to the public, but there is still time to book me for a visit to your school.  Please contact the Authors Booking Service for more information at abs@authorsbooking.com.

Forest of Reading Celebrations
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

Tickets are already on sale for this huge event where the winners of the Forest of Reading Awards will be announced.   Witchlanders is a White Pine nominee, so of course I will be there!

Young Adult Fantasy Author