October Schwartz and her five deadest friends are back. Follow October, Cyril, Tabetha, Morna, Kirby, and Derek as they sleuth their way through a blizzard of suffragettes, iceskating disasters, mystical telephones, and boats named Titanic, all set against a backdrop of yuletide pandemonium. Click on the cover for more information and links to purchase.
Shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award and Sunburst Award, The Dead Kid Detective Agency is a young adult novel written by Evan Munday and published by ECW Press. In The Dead Kid Detective Agency, a girl, October Schwartz, and her five dead friends (each from a different era in Canadian history) solve mysteries, using October’s smarts and the dead kids’ abilities to get around undetected. Click on the cover for more information and links to purchase.
Written by Jon Paul Fiorentino, Stripmalling (2009, ECW Press) is the story of Jonny, who lives and works in a strip mall in suburban Winnipeg. Using text, comic book pages, journals and interviews, Stripmalling follows Jonny as he chases his dream of being a writer and is handicapped again and again by his own relentless stupidity. Click on the cover for more information and sample pages.