This feature highlights and introduce the works of Canadian YA authors. I’m doing this mostly for self-education because unfortunately I’m not all that aware of the amazing talent that exists in my own country. (I might shake it up from time to time and include an American author)
This month’s author: Susan Juby
Author Blurb: Susan Juby lives in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island with her husband, their dog Frank and their horse Tango. She has a degree in English Literature, but she initially thought she wanted to be in fashion design. She was surprised to find her first novel Alice I Think was for teens, as she had initially written it to give her 30 year old best friend and 50 year old godfather a laugh. She is inspired by writers like Sue Townsend, J.D Salinger, Gerald Durrell, Stella Gibbons and David Sedaris. She also loves horse books and is obsessed with equestrian dressage. She has also written a compelling memoir called Nice Recovery about her problems with alcohol when she was a teenager and what it’s like to be a sober and recovering teen.
Author website: http://www.susanjuby.com/index.htm