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The Write Space – Vikki VanSickle
May 21, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$50
So you’ve written a book. What comes next? Critically acclaimed author and publishing professional Vikki VanSickle discusses the publishing process, including finding an agent, working with an editor, self-promotion and what to expect in the Canadian market.
Vikki VanSickle is a devoted and well-respected member of the Canadian children’s book industry. She is the author of the acclaimed Clarissa books, including WORDS THAT START WITH B (CBA Libris Awards Children’s Book of the Year Finalist), LOVE IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD (Indigo Kids Best Book of 2011), and DAYS THAT END IN Y (Best Books for Kids and Teens selection). Frequently referred to as “Canada’s Judy Blume,” Vikki’s most recent middle grade novel, SUMMER DAYS, STARRY NIGHTS, has been called “Summer reading at its best” and is a finalist for the 2015 Red Maple award. After obtaining an MA in Children’s Literature from UBC, Vikki’s career began in bookselling at The Flying Dragon Bookshop, which earned her the 2011 CBA Young Bookseller of the Year award. She is a popular children’s lit blogger and is frequently called upon to speak about kids’ books for radio panels, conferences, and as Lainey Gossip’s YA mentor! Currently she balances writing with her duties as the Marketing and Publicity Manager for Young Readers at Penguin Canada.