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2019 Fall Appearances

SEPTEMBER 2019
I'll be appearing at several book festivals and conferences throughout the fall to support the release of my middle-grade series, The Books of Zoone. Events include the Pacific Northwest Book Association's fall conference, Word Vancouver literary festival, and the Surrey International Writers' Conference. Check my events page for details.

   
         
 

2019 TD Book Week Tour

SEPTEMBER 2018
I'm thrilled to be one of 30 authors, illustrators, and storytellers chosen from across to Canada to participate in the TD Canadian Children's Book Week Tour. I'll be touring schools in a yet-to-be-name province from May 4-11, 2019.

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week is the single most important national event celebrating Canadian children’s books and the importance of reading. Hundreds of schools, public libraries, bookstores and community centres host events as part of this major literary festival.

   
         
 

New series coming out with HarperCollinsPublishers

NOVEMBER 2017
I'm thrilled to announce that I've signed a three-book deal for a middle-grade fantasy series with HarperCollinsPublishers. Book 1, The Secret of Zoone, is scheduled to be released in the first part of 2019, and will be followed by two more books in 2020 and 2021.

The series revolves around a magical nexus in the multiverse, where a thousand doors lead to a thousand different worlds. I can't wait for readers to meet this cast of characters, which include Ozzie Sparks (the boy in the inside-out shirt), Tug (the skyger with failed wings), Salamanda Smink (the awkward wizard's apprentice), and Fidget (the princess with inappropriately purple hair).

A big shout out to my agent, Rachel Letofsky at CookeMcDermid, for negotiating the deal.

Stay tuned for release information!

  Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers Reading Lights plaque  
         
 

Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers
chosen for Vancouver Reading Lights

FEBRUARY 2017
Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers has received its own plaque as part of the Reading Lights program, an initiative in which plaques featuring children’s books by BC authors and illustrators are installed on lamp posts near parks, playgrounds, schools, and libraries throughout the city of Vancouver.

Reading Lights is a collaborative project of Vancouver Public Library and the Children’s Writers and Illustrators of B.C. Society.

Find out more here.

  Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers Reading Lights plaque  
         
 

2016 Packaging Your Imagination conference

AUGUST 2016
I'm excited to be presenting at CANSCAIP's 2016 Packaging Your Imagination Conference in Toronto, Canada.

Find out more here.

   
         
 

Guess who's been chosen as the illustrator for
the 2016 BC Summer Reading Club?

JANUARY 2016
Yep, it's me! I'm so thrilled to be involved with this fantastic program. The theme is Book a Trip.

Find out more here.

  Steampunk book.  
         
 

Kendra Kandlestar listed in Best Books
for Kids & Teens 2015

NOVEMBER 2015
The fifth and final book in the Kendra Kandlestar series has been listed in the Canadian Children's Book Centre's top books for the 2015 fall season. That means a complete run for the entire series; all five now books have now been selected!

Find out more at www.bookcentre.ca.

   
         
 

New Kendra Kandlestar book
—and it's absolutely FREE

OCTOBER 2015
Kendra Kandlestar: Legends & Lore has just been released as a free download for all digital platforms. This companion book to the Kendra Kandlestar series explores some of the history, mythology, and culture of the Land of Een and is a must-read for Kendra Kandlestar fans.

Check out the links for your favorite digital provider here.

  Kendra Kandlestar: Legends & Lore from the Land of Een  
         
 

My interview on CBC radio

FEBRUARY 2015
Check out an interview with me on CBC radio's North by Northwest by clicking here.

 

  North by Northwest.  
 

2015 TD Book Week Tour

AUGUST 2014
I'm among the chosen authors selected for the TD Canadian Children's Book Week 2015. I'll be touring schools in seven different cities in Ontario, Canada, from May 2-9, 2015.

   
         
 

Artwork from I'll Follow the Moon
on display at the Beatty Biodiversity Museum

JUNE 2014
Prints of three pieces for I'll Follow the Moon, written by Stephanie Lisa Tara and illustrated by me in watercolor, are on display at the Beatty Dioversity Museum at the University of British Columbia.

   
 

Kendra Kandlestar nominated
for Chocolate Lily Award

MAY 2014
Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers
has been shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily Award.

   
         
 

Kendra Kandlestar original artwork
on display at YVR

JANUARY 2014
Original artwork from Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers is currently on display at the Vancouver International Airport, as part of an exhibit featuring local children's illustrators. The display includes the original black-and-white cover art for the book, plus two pieces featuring fan-favorite characters Honest Oki and Winter Woodsong.

   
         
 

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The Secret of Zoone.

The Secret of Zoone
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Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers.

Kendra Kandlestar
and the Box of Whispers

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Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger.

Kendra Kandlestar
and the Door to Unger

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Kendra Kandlestar and the Shard from Greeve.

Kendra Kandlestar and
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Kendra Kandlestar and the Crack in Kazah.

Kendra Kandlestar
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The Secret of Zoone.

Kendra Kandlestar and
the Search for Arazeen

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