All of us at Transatlantic send a HUGE congratulations to client Sylvia McNicoll took home the 2019 Hamilton Literary Award for Fiction, sponsored by Epic Books, for her novel BODY SWAP (Dundurn)! 

About the Hamilton Literary Awards

The Hamilton Literary Awards are an annual literary event with the goal of recognizing and celebrating the best of the city’s published authors. The Awards are presented to books of outstanding merit and quality in the categories of Fiction, Poetry and Non-fiction by authors residing in Hamilton and the surrounding areas.

When fifteen-year-old Hallie gets knocked flying by a Hurricane SUV, her life ends without her ever having kissed a boy. At an otherworldly carnival, she meets and argues with the eighty-two-year-old driver, Susan. Both return to life, only with one catch — they’ve swapped bodies. Now Hallie has wrinkled skin and achy joints while Susan deals with a forehead zit and a crush on a guy who’s a player. Hallie faces a life in a long-term care residence. Susan gets picked up for shoplifting. As they struggle with technology, medications, and each other’s fashion foibles, they start to understand and maybe even like each other. But can they work together to prove that a defect in the Hurricane caused the deadly crash? Or will their time run out.

About Sylvia
Sylvia McNicoll is the author of over thirty novels, including The Great Mistake Mysteries seriesCrush.Candy.Corpse is lauded as the definitive Alzheimer’s story for teens and was shortlisted for the Red Maple and Arthur Ellis awards. Sylvia lives in Burlington, Ontario. 

Sylvia is represented by Amy Tompkins.