Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Author Spotlight

This feature highlights and introduces 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: Gordon Korman

Author Blurb: While he currently lives in the United States, funny man Gordon Korman was actually born in Montreal and grew up in Thornhill, Ontario. A writing star at an early age, he wrote his first book This Can’t Be Happening at MacDonald Hall when he was just 12 years-old. Since then he’s written approximately 70 books including books in the 39 Clue series. He often writes in series, but has many well written and widely acknowledged stand alones including Schooled and the recently nominated forest of reading contender, Pop. He also wrote one of my favourite book of poems from when I was a kid The D- Poems of Jeremy Bloom, which I had memorized. He’s won several awards including the Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award as well as an Air Canada Award for promising Canadian authors at the age of 17.

Popular Series include: Monday Night Football, Slapshots, Nose Pickers, Island, On the Run, Kidnapped and many more

Most recent non series books include: Born to Rock, Schooled, The Juvie Three and Pop

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