We are excited to share that the Canadian Children’s Book Centre has announced the touring creators for Canadian Children’s Book Week 2024 and our very own Sylvia McNicoll, Lorna Schultz Nicholson, Wanda Taylor, and Vicki Grant are part of the incredible roster!

Thirty-two creators (authors, illustrators and storytellers) have been selected to take part in this hybrid tour. Roughly 69% of the participants will be touring for the first time! The upcoming national tour will take place from April 28 to May 4, 2024. 

For more information, click here: https://bookcentre.ca/

A little about the chosen creators:

Sylvia McNicoll has written over thirty-five novels for young audiences, including Body Swap and the Great Mistake Mystery series, inspired by her own errors and dog walks with her grandchildren. She lives in Burlington, Ontario. 

Sylvia is represented by Amy Tompkins.

Lorna Schultz Nicholson is the author of 50 books for young people, including the recent picture book Good Morning Sunshine!: The Joey Moss Story, and the Pukster series. She is also the author of the recent novels, When You Least Expect It and Taking the Ice. A frequent presenter in schools, Lorna also speaks at writing workshops and conferences. She lives in Edmonton with her husband, and the quirky dog she rescued from Mexico.

Lorna is represented by Amy Tompkins.

Wanda Taylor is the author of both fiction and non fiction books across childrens’ and adult markets; including THE GROVER SCHOOL PLEDGE and BIRCHTOWN AND THE BLACK LOYALISTS. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Quill&Quire, The Globe and Mail, and Atlantic Books Today. Her poems and essays have been published in magazines and anthologies across Canada, the US and the UK. Wanda Taylor teaches courses in journalism, screenwriting, documentary filmmaking and writing in Toronto. She is also
a Faculty/Mentor for the MFA Fiction program at the University of King’s College.

Wanda is represented by Léonicka Valcius. 

Vicki Grant has urgently pointed out that the books mentioned in her bio in this post are more than 12 years old. Could you update the post to mention A GREEN VELVET SECRET (just published), TELL ME WHEN YOU FEEL SOMETHING (published last year) and THIRTY SIX QUESTIONS THAT CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT YOU translated into 20 languages.

Vicki is represented by Fiona Kenshole.