Local Author Series – Jean Booker

Booker Jean booksThursday April 11 at 7 PM at the Bobcaygeon Library, meet Jean Booker, the author of several children’s books and short stories for both children and adults. Ms. Booker’s newest title STILL AT WAR is set in post-war England, as seen through the eyes of a teenage girl named Ellen.

Jean Booker was born and educated in the north of England. She came to Canada after a ten-year correspondence with a pen-pal in Montreal. She lived in Montreal for a year, then came to Toronto where she met and married Neil. She now has two daughters and two grandchildren. She had various office jobs to support her writing habit and graduated from Glendon College, York University, with a degree in English in 1993. She has written many articles and stories for children and is a longtime member of CANSCAIP.

PUBLICATIONS
Ellen’s Secret. Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 1995.
Mystery House. Toronto: Ginn, 1988; Toronto: Stoddart, 1987.
Keeping Secrets (formerly Ellen’s Secret). Scholastic Canada, 2010
Keeping Secrets (formerly Ellen’s Secret). Scholastic Canada, 2010

AWARDS
Shortlisted, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People for Ellen’s Secret, 1995.

 

The Local Author Series is a series of presentations by the City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library in which local authors have an opportunity to share their writing experiences and books with readers.

For more information or if you are interested in taking part in the Spring Local Author Series, please contact Diane Lansdell at 705-324-9411 xt 1265.

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