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Torkidlit Bedford Academy Meetup: Nov/2011

Had fun with the Toronto Middle Grade And YA Authors group at the Bedford Academy earlier this week: dinner, drinks and lots of kidlit/YA talk!

We talk about everything from the craft and business of writing to renovation hell stories and family updates. Plus a whole lot of other stuff that I can't possibly post publicly, of course. :-) Anyway, I asked the attendees of last night's get together what they were working on or if they had any news to share, and here's what they told me:


Maureen McGowan


Maureen just found out that one of her short stories is appearing in a McGraw-Hill anthology in May 2102.



Claudia Osmond


Claudia's moving ahead with her new middle grade novel.


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Jo Swartz


Jo says she's finished and submitted her IZZY GOURMET picture book and she's now working on a wordless graphic novel.



Cheryl Rainfield


In addition to being excited about getting the ARC for her new teen paranormal, HUNTED, Cheryl has just launched her Pro Page on Facebook

Joceylyn Shipley


Jocelyn just won the Writing For Young People Award at the Surrey International Writers Conference.

Karen Krossing


Karen's been getting lots of great reviews for THE YO-YO PROPHET (Orca).

Megan Crewe


Megan's going to be presenting with Lena Coakley at the November CANSCAIP meeting about fantasy and science fiction.

Jennifer Gordon

Jennifer had a successful art gallery show at the Toronto Public Library. 

 Jordan Hagemann


It was Jordan's first Torkidlit meetup! She recently started her own book blog, A Book Long Enough and is also on Twitter at @ABookLongEnough.

Lena Coakley


Lena's agent is submitting  her next novel, new YA historical fantasy, to an editor.



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