I am so excited to announce that well-known Canadian author Colleen Nelson will be interviewing me at the launch of my new book Sixties Girl on April 28th at McNally Robinson Booksellers.
Colleen is the author of sixteen books for children and her seventeenth The Umbrella House is coming out in June of 2023. The awards and honours her books have received would make a list so long it might stretch right across the city of Winnipeg where Colleen lives with her family and works as a junior high teacher.
I love her Harvey series about a West Highland Terrier. Harvey, his owner Maggie, and Maggie’s friend Austin are regular volunteers at a home for seniors in Winnipeg where they learn about historical events from the residents they befriend.
Harvey Comes Home the first book in the series won the Willow Award, the McNally Robinson Book of the Year for Young People Award and was a Bank Street Books for kids. Its sequel Harvey Holds His Own was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award and Harvey Takes the Lead was a Canadian Book Centre Best Books For Kids selection.
I am a huge fan of Colleen’s novel Sadia which won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwarz Award and thoroughly enjoyed her wonderful novel The Undercover Book List which has been nominated for readers’ choice awards across Canada.
Colleen’s latest book was non-fiction and was co-written with Kathie MacIsaac. It is called If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It, and profiles interesting people who found their dream jobs.
The thing about Colleen I most appreciate as a writer, however, isn’t all the awards she has won but how encouraging and supportive she is to new children’s writers like me.
Colleen was quick to offer congratulations and a positive review when Lost on the Prairie first came out and when I asked her for some advice while writing Sixties Girl she readily provided it and offered to help me in any way she could.
I know I’m not the only emerging writer who has been the recipient of Colleen’s warm support and helpful encouragement. She is a wonderful role model.
I’m so excited she will be interviewing me at the launch of Sixties Girl.
Consider this your personal invitation to join us on April 28th at 7pm at the Grant Park location of McNally Robinson Booksellers for the hybrid launch of Sixties Girl.
An Interesting Plot Line in Harvey Takes the Lead
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Looking forward to the launch, MaryLou. Congratulations!
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