Monday, May 14, 2012

Day 14 - Canadian YA Authors

On this, the last day of my Canadian YA Lit blog event, I have for you readers and other book nerds a big list of all the Canadian authors I could think of that write young adult books and some middle grade books. This isn't a complete list, I'm sure there are loads I've forgotten, so if you can think of any feel free to add them in comments and I'll keep on adding them to this list. :) (Thanks to Robin Stevenson for listing about a dozen names on Twitter that I either forgot or are new to me.)

Don Aker (The First Stone, The Space Between)
R.J. Anderson (Spell Hunter, Swift, Ultraviolet)
Joelle Anthony (Restoring Harmony, The Right and the Real)
Kelley Armstrong (The Gathering, The Calling (April 2012))
Catherine Austen (Walking Backwards)
Karen Bass (Drummer Girl)
Helene Boudreau (Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings, Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath)
Leah Bobet (Above (March/April 2012))
Erin Bow (Plain Kate)
James Bow (The Unwritten Girl, Fathom Five, The Young City)
Martha Brooks (Mistik Lake, Queen of Hearts)
Don Calame (Swim the Fly, Beat the Band, Call the Shots (September 2012))
Lena Coakley (Witchlanders)
Tish Cohen (Switch, The Truth about Delilah Blue)
Eileen Cook (Unraveling Isobel, The Education of Hailey Kendrick, The Almost Truth (December 2012))
Megan Crewe (The Way We Fall, Give Up the Ghost)
Anita Daher (Two Foot Punch, Spider's Song)
k.c. dyer (Facing Fire)
Sheree Fitch (The Gravesavers)
Natalie Ghent (No Small Thing, Gravity Brings Me Down)
Beth Goobie (Something Girl, Sticks and Stones, Jason's Why (Nov 2012))
Hiromi Goto (Half World, Darkest Light)
Vicki Grant (Not Suitable for Family Viewing, Betsy Wickwire's Dirty Secret)
Judith Graves (Under My Skin)
Janet Gurtler (I'm Not Her, If I Tell, Who I Kissed (October 2012))
Lisa Harrington (Rattled)
Rachel Hartman (Seraphina (July 2012))
Alyxandra Harvey (Hearts at Stake, Blood Feud, Stolen Away)
Sarah N. Harvey (Shattered, Plastic, Death Benefits)
Faith Erin Hicks (Friends with Boys)
Shelley Hrdlitschka (Sister Wife, Sun Signs)
Denise Jaden (Losing Faith, Never Enough (July 2012))
Susan Juby (Alice, I Think, Miss Smithers)
Adrienne Kress (The Friday Society (December 2012))
Catherine Knutsson (Shadows Cast By Stars (June 2012))
Alice Kuipers (Lost For Words, 40 Things I Want To Tell You)
Leanne Lieberman (The Book of Trees)
Charles de Lint (Under My Skin)
Jean Little (His Banner Over Me)
Lesley Livingston (Wondrous Strange, Once Every Never, Starling (August 2012))
Jodi Lundgren (Leap)
Carrie Mac (The Opposite of Tidy (April 2012), The Beckoners, The Gryphon Project)
C.K. Kelly Martin (My Beating Teenage Heart, Yesterday (October 2012))
Norah McClintock (Guilty (April 2012), Masked, Down)
Jill Murray (Rhythm and Blues, Break On Through)
Susin Nielsen (Word Nerd, Dear George Clooney: Please Marry My Mom)
Kenneth Oppel (This Dark Endeavour, Such Wicked Intent (August 2012), Half-Brother)
Cathy Ostlere (Karma)
Kathleen Peacock (Hemlock (May 2012))
Kit Pearson (The Whole Truth, The Sky is Falling)
Caroline Pignat (Greener Grass, Wild Geese)
Gabrielle Prendergast (Wicket Season (April 2012), Audacious (2013))
Monique Polak (Miracleville, What World is Left)
Yvonne Prinz (The Vinyl Princess, All You Get Is Me)
Cheryl Rainfield (Hunted, Scars)
Jeyn Roberts (Dark Inside, Rage Within (September 2012))
Michelle Rowen (Dark Kiss (May 2012), Falling Kingdoms (as Morgan Rhodes, December 2012))
Tom Ryan (Way To Go (April 2012))
Michelle Sagara (Silence (May 2012))
Jocelyn Shipley (How to Tend a Grave)
Arthur Slade (The Hunchback Assignments)
Robin Stevenson (Hummingbird Heart (April 2012))
Courtney Summers (This Is Not a Test (June 2012), Fall for Anything)
Amanda Sun (Ink (February 2013))
Nikki Tate (Fallout, Tarragon Island, Venom)
Meg Tilly (Gemma, Porcupine, First Time)
Teresa Toten (The Taming)
Jo Treggiari (Ashes, Ashes)
Max Turner (Night Runner)
Robert Paul Weston (Dust City)
Moira Young (Blood Red Road, Rebel Heart (October 2012))
Eric Walters (The Taming, Wave)
Tim Wynne-Jones (Blink & Caution, The Uninvited)


  1. Canada, I did not realize you had so many excellent authors. I APPROVE.

  2. Great list Lindsay! I just wish I had more time to read... Blood Red Road, The Book of Trees, This Dark Endeavour, Way to Go, and several others on this list are all in the massive teetering stack beside my bed. And you've got some new ones on here that I now need to add :)

  3. Great list -- but I've just realized you're missing this year's TD Children's Literature Award winner, Erin Bow (Plain Kate) and her husband James Bow (The Unwritten Girl, Fathom Five, The Young City). So there you have it!

  4. You've got a wonderful List, here! I recently compiled a list of Manitoba Writers for the Symposium of Manitoba Writing celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Manitoba Writers' Guild and put it on my blog. It's wonderful to see so many of them represented on your list, too. I just wish I had more time to read them all! :)

  5. Awesome list, Lindsay. Thanks for the mention!
    -Anita Daher

  6. Excellent list! You're missing Kobzar Literary Award winner Laura Langston for Lesia's Dream, Finding Cassidy, and The Trouble with Cupid.