So, what have I been doing all these weeks? In terms of fiction writing, that is, not everyday life. I've been lurking in theatres, that's what. Doing research—serious, hard-core research. Here's the thought process that led me there: 1) Orca, my publisher, has a series (Limelights) on the performing arts. What a great idea. I should write one! 2) I have a pretty good idea about a kid who gets a role in an outdoor summer theatre production. (Pretty good, because we have a loc
Poor Jack. It’s hard to make friends at a new school, keep your marks up and deal with a creepy ghost girl at the same time! My next novel weaves together an old fairy tale, The Little Match Girl, and a Grade 12 kid named Jack. Like Redwing, my new book is a kind of ghost story. But unlike all my other books, it’s a contemporary story set (mostly) in a world pretty much like yours. This one has been a long time coming, and we are still searching for a good title (did I mentio
Holly Bennett is a Canadian author with six young adult novels published by Orca Book Publishers.