Blair, Kate (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. Kate’s debut YA novel Transferral was nominated for multiple awards and optioned for a potential TV series. Tangled Planet is set for release in the fall of 2017. $200 for 1 session, $375 for 2, $500 for 3, $600 for 4 sessions. Limited to visiting schools accessible by public transit, or where a teacher is able to provide transport from the nearest transit stop/station – no travel costs within Toronto; actual transit cost elsewhere in the GTA. Continue reading “Blair, Kate (Toronto)”

Grant, Vicki (Halifax NS)

Writers’ Union Member. YA fiction, mysteries, comic thrillers and high/low novels. Multi awards including Red Maple, Arthur Ellis and CBC Young Canada Reads. Grades 5 through 12. Vicki’s fees are $300 plus local travel and HST for 1 session, $575 for 2, $800 for 3 and $1000 for 4. Neighbouring schools can split discounts for multiple sessions. Continue reading “Grant, Vicki (Halifax NS)”

Davis, Aubrey (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. Fiction picture book storyteller multi-awards all ages. Aubrey’s rate is $375 for one session, $600 for two, $850 for 3 and $1,000 for four plus HST plus travel from Toronto. Continue reading “Davis, Aubrey (Toronto)”

Shapiro, Simon (Toronto)

Writers Union member. Passionate about sparking an interest in Science. $275 for one session, $475 for two, $650 for three, $800 for four (full day). Full day price can be split between neighbouring schools. Travel fee waived within 30 kms of Toronto. Standard kilometrage applies outside that area. Continue reading “Shapiro, Simon (Toronto)”

Eamer, Claire (Gabriola Island, BC)

Writers Union member. Middle grade nonfiction, mainly science and history, and picture books. Winner of the Science in Society Youth Book Award, the Lane Anderson Award, and the Red Cedar Information Book Award. Claire’s rate is $300 for one session, $550 for two, $750 for three, and $900 for four, plus HST. Continue reading “Eamer, Claire (Gabriola Island, BC)”

Torres, J (Whitby)

Award-winning comic book and graphic novel writer. Middle grades. J.’s rate is $350 for one session, $650 for two, $950 for three, plus travel outside of GTA. Continue reading “Torres, J (Whitby)”

Krossing, Karen (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. YA and middle grade fiction. White Pine. Crystal Kite Winner. Writing workshops. Grade 4 and up. Karen’s rate is $225 plus HST per session, plus travel from Toronto. Mileage within Toronto may be waived. Continue reading “Krossing, Karen (Toronto)”

Schmidt, Rene (Trenton, ON)

Writers’ Union Member. Author of best-selling Canadian Disasters series, RM Honour Book Leaving Fletchville. $250 for one session, $350 for two, $500 for three and for $700 for four sessions. No travel charge within 100 km of Trenton Ontario. Continue reading “Schmidt, Rene (Trenton, ON)”

Brouwer, Sigmund (Alberta)

Alberta. Writers’ Union Member. Sigmund delivers fun and motivating large-group presentations via his Rock and Roll Literacy Presentation, and on-going classroom workshops with his Writer In Residence program. Continue reading “Brouwer, Sigmund (Alberta)”