Nov. 25-29, 2105 – Montserrat, Rainforest of Reading Festival

NOV. 25-29, 2015

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The Rainforest of Reading Festival:
Classrooms in Monserrat, Caribbean


Gabby is puttingGABBY final with school uniform on her crisp school uniform and heading back to the Rainforest, to bring her stories to the children of Monserrat.
Gabby illustrator Jan Dolby and I will be flying to the Caribbean island to do school visits and to support the fabulous Rainforest of Reading program, funded by the One World Schoolhouse Foundation.

More about our 2015 trip to the Rainforest here.

Read about Gabby’s 2014 trip to the Rainforest here.


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Nov. 14, 2015 – CANSCAIP’S PYI conference

NOV. 14, 2015

Packaging Your Imagination, CANSCAIP’S premier conference, Nov. 14, 2015

Will you be at PYI this year? If you’re an author or illustrator–or want to be one, you should definitely be at this conference. It’s held each year at the Humber Lakeshore campus and it’s the best way to get information about the craft.

This year, digital expert Angela Misri and I are giving one-to-one critiques on your author website. SOLD OUT! But the good news is you can still get a one-on-one author website critique from us–just click here.







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Packaging Your Imagination, One-to-One Author Website Critiques

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I’ll be at CANSCAIP’s fabulous annual Packaging Your Imagination conference on
Saturday, November 14, 2015. Along with digital expert and author Angela Misri, I’ll be conducting assessments of author websites and social media.

If you’re a kidlit author–or aspire to be one–this is the conference for you.

Our Author Website Critiques are sold out, but you can sign up for one from us after the conference at the Plot Goes Viral, here.

Hope to see you on Saturday at PYI:
Humber College Lakeshore Campus, L Building, 21 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto

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SEPT. 27, 2015 – Word on the Street

SEPT. 27, 2015

Word on the Street, Harbourfront, Toronto

Thanks to everyone who visited the Fitzhenry & Whiteside booth at Word on the Streetthis year. It was great chatting with you. See you again next year!

(Below: Winston Stilwell (Fitzhenry & Whiteside publicist), Karen Krossing (author of Bog), and me in the Fitzhenry booth at Word on the Street).

WOTS 2015 Winston Karen Joyce








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MAY 2, 2015 – Authors for Indies Day, Book City (Yonge/St. Clair, Toronto)

Author Indies 2015 Angela Joyce at tableMAY 2, 2015

Authors for Indies Day, May 2, 2015

Come and join me at 10 a.m. to noon at BOOK CITY at Yonge and St. Clair in Toronto.

It’s the day to help support Canada’s great independent bookstores that do so much, year-round, for authors and readers.

See you there!

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Visit Gabby illustrator Jan Dolby in Stouffville, ON, Nov. 13-16

Jan snowman ornaments 2014 craft showGabby illustrator Jan Dolby will be at the Beyond Craft Show & Sale in Stouffville, Ontario, Nov. 13-16.

You already know her Gabby characters–but check out the other many adorable characters that she features on pillows, pencil cases and Christmas ornaments.

The show has a range of remarkable artisans and is definitely worth checking out.

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