Anderson, R.J. (Stratford)

Writers’ Union Member. Author of thrilling yet thought-provoking speculative fiction for children and teens. $300 for one hour-long session, $525 for two, $750 for three, and $900 for a full day, plus mileage for visits outside local area. Willing to travel anywhere within a 150 km radius from Stratford (which includes most of the GTA); open to travelling further if accommodation and meals are provided.

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Davis, Aubrey (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. Fiction picture books storyteller multi-awards all ages.
Aubrey’s rate is $400 per session plus HST and mileage outside Toronto
Virtual Visits: $200 plus HST, 45 minutes.

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McKay, Sharon (Burlington ON)

Writers’ Union Member. Sharon travels across Canada several times a year. Sharon E. McKay (Mick-EYE) writes fact-based fiction for young adults. Multi-awards, all ages.

Flat fee of $900 for a full day, four sessions and includes a free (optional) brown-bag lunch for anyone interested in writing. Flat fee of $600 for an afternoon. Parents and media are welcome in all sessions.

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MacKay, Elly (Owen Sound)

Writers’ Union Member. Author, illustrator, picture books, Forest of Reading, lightbox, paper, children’s books, primary, workshop, art project. Elly’s rate is $275 for one session, $475 for two, $675 for three and $800 for four, plus local travel from Toronto when in the area (either taxi or being picked up by a teacher to accommodate her in bringing her miniature theatre and supplies). Continue reading “MacKay, Elly (Owen Sound)”

Dowding, Philippa (Toronto)

Writers’ Union Member. CANSCAIP member. Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award 2021 (FIREFLY) Fiction writer. JK to 8.

Philippa’s virtual online rate is $250 per 45-minute session. Her in-person rate is: one session (1 hour) $350, 2-sessions (2 hours) $650, and 3-sessions (3 hours) $850+ travel expenses outside GTA (for example, GO Bus and GO Train).

Philippa is an award-winning children’s author, a poet, musician and copywriter. She has won magazine awards for Macleans, Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, Canada’s History and more.
Her children’s books have been nominated for numerous literary awards, including the OLA Red Maple, Silver Birch and Silver Birch Express, Red Cedar, Diamond Willow and Hackamatack awards. She won the OLA Silver Birch Express Honour Book award in 2017, for Myles and the Monster Outside.

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McNicoll, Sylvia (Burlington)

DEAL:To celebrate The Great Mistake Mysteries travelling to Russia, Sylvia McNicoll will include a free Snake Mistake with every author visit booked before November 30.

Writers’ Union Member. Silver Birch Winner, Creative Writing Instructor  Grade 2-Adult

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Storms, Patricia (Toronto)

DEAL: Patricia Storms will provide a FREE COPY of IF YOU’RE THANKFUL AND YOU KNOW IT to any school who books her for a fall visit!!

Writers’ Union Member. Fun and funny cartoonist, children’s illustrator and picture book author and ukulele lady. $300 + HST for 1 session, $500 for 2, $800 for 3 and $1,000 for 4. Continue reading “Storms, Patricia (Toronto)”

Aker, Don (Halifax NS)

Don Aker headshotNova Scotia-based White Pine Award-winning YA author Don Aker is available for school and
library presentations and writing workshops as well as professional development workshops for
educators. Don’s entertaining and enthusiastic presentation style has garnered him invitations to
speak around the world, most recently in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

$575 + HST + $110 travel for half a day (2 sessions); $1100 + HST + $200 travel for full day (4 sessions). Please note that Don’s travel fee pays only a portion of his total costs of travel from Nova Scotia (airfare, accommodation, meals, local transportation, etc.), so he kindly requests that his hosts collect him at—and return him to—whatever subway/bus/train station is nearest their location.
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