Bow, Erin (Kitchener, ON)

erinbow1Writers’ Union Member.  $400 plus HST for one session; $150 for each additional session in the same area on the same day – can be split between schools.   Travel costs waived in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, and the townships.

Erin writes YA science fiction and fantasy, with a middle grade debut coming in 2019.  With multiple awards, she’s considered one of Canada’s rising stars: Quill and Quire calls her “a new master,” and the CBC says she’s “so close to YA superstardom she can probably taste it.”  As a presenter she’s down-to-earth and funny, working to give students real answers and emotional honesty.

“I’ve had many novelists visit my classes over the years, but I can honestly say I’ve never seen one connect so well with a teenaged audience. —A.J. Blauer, Acting Head of Literary Arts, Canterbury High School (Ottawa, Ontario)

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Krossing, Karen (Toronto, ON)

Karen Krossing June 2019

Writers’ Union Member. YA and MG fiction. Picture Books. White Pine. Crystal Kite Winner. Writing workshops. K to 12. Karen’s rate is $300 plus HST per session, plus travel from Toronto. Mileage within Toronto may be waived. A virtual visit is $150 plus HST.

Karen Krossing is the author of seven successful novels for kids and teens as well as her debut picture book Sour Cakes, which “empathetically acknowledges children’s big feelings and engagingly models emotional health” (Kirkus Reviews). She regularly mentors emerging writers through workshops for kids, teens, and adults, and she’s a versatile presenter with an engaging manner. Karen has been conducting book talks and workshops since 2002, and she has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She loves meeting readers and writers of all ages. Continue reading “Krossing, Karen (Toronto, ON)”