by Jill MacLeanLate in 2003, Jill MacLean’s eight-year-old grandson asked her to write him a book. Yes, she said, of course I will. She didn’t stop to think that she’d never written a kids’ book, and hadn’t read any for more years than you’d care to know.
The learning curve was as steep as a small mountain, and rejection slips flew like snowflakes.
But in 2008, The Nine Lives of Travis Keating was published, followed in 2009 by its sequel, The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy.
By then – on a roll – she knew she had to write a book from the point of view of a bully. Home Truths, narrated by fourteen-year-old Brick MacAvoy, was published in 2010.
To her gratification, awards and nominations also flew in the door.
She went back to the classroom as a visiting author – terrified out of her wits the first time. Now, though, she loves meeting her readers.
Another book grabbed her by the throat. Nix Minus One, written in free verse, is about fifteen-going-on-sixteen-year-old Nix, an introverted guy who likes working with wood, who starts walking a mistreated dog, and whose older sister is spinning out of control…
|Title||Jean Pierre Roma of the Company of the East of Isle Saint Jean|
|eBook format||Paperback, (torrent)|
|Publisher||Acorn Press (CN)|
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