fierce: n. marked by unrestrained zeal or vehemence <hint: we’re fierce YA readers> also, furiously active or determined <as in: we have a fierce conviction to shake things up in the industry> Coming in the Spring of 2012.
The Truth and Fiction of Writing Young Adult Novels
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: March 22, 2014 - 6:30 pm
Location: Richmond Public Library, Richmond, BC, Canada
Description: Are you curious about what it takes to write a young adult novel? Do you already dabble in writing? Join Fierce Ink Press author Natalie Corbett Sampson (Game Plan) as she talks about the ins and outs (and truth and fiction) of writing young adult novels.
Natalie will talk about character development, believable dialogue and drawing from real life and will offer helpful hints to get you writing. The workshop will be interactive with writing exercises and you will be encouraged to ask questions.
Reading and Signing with Fierce Author Natalie Corbett Sampson
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: March 23, 2014 - 12:00 pm
Location: The Paper Hound Bookshop
Description: Come out and meet Fierce author Natalie Corbett Sampson. Natalie will be reading from her debut young adult novel, Game Plan. Afterwards she will be available to chat and answer any questions. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.
Reading and Book Signing with Natalie Corbett Sampson
Starts: 8:00 pm
Ends: March 27, 2014 - 10:00 pm
Location: No One Writes to the Colonel, College Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
Description: Join Fierce author Natalie Corbett Sampson as she reads from her debut young adult novel, Game Plan. Copies will be available for purchase and Natalie will be more than happy to sign your book for you!
Baker Street or Bust: Jewel of the Thames book launch
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: March 28, 2014 - 9:00 pm
Location: Ben McNally Books, Toronto, 366 Bay St - at the corner of Richmond and Bay
Description: Join Fierce Ink Press as we celebrate the launch of Jewel of the Thames by Angela Misri! Hear Angela read from her debut novel about Portia Adams, a budding detective who finds herself suddenly in possession of the infamous 221 Baker Street.
Copies of Jewel of the Thames will be available for purchase and Angela will be more than happy to sign your copy!
Location: North York Central Library Program room 1
Description: Join Fierce Ink Press authors Natalie Corbett Sampson and Angela Misri as they discuss the ins and out of writing young adult novels. Both authors have weaved truth and fiction in their novels expertly, but it two very different ways.
Corbett Sampson’s novel, Game Plan, centers around teen pregnancy and adoption and stems from her own experiences going through the adoption process. While the story doesn’t mimic her own, there are elements of her experience sprinkled throughout.
Misri’s young adult mystery, Jewel of the Thames, may feature the fictional heroine Portia, but Portia’s London surroundings are very much real.
Both authors will talk about how they integrate real life places and events into their writing to make each piece stronger.
This will be an interactive workshop, with participants encouraged to ask questions.