Monday, Monday. Time to pull a few more presenters out of my trusty hat to share with you, don't you think?
Meet Meg Tilly, Wendy Roberts, Terence Young, and kc dyer.
Meg Tilly is the author of two adult novels, Singing Songs (Penguin/Dutton, A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, 1994) and Gemma (St. Martin's Press.) Her first YA novel, Porcupine was released by Tundra/McClelland & Stewart in Sept 2007, and was shortlisted for a BC Book Prize, The Canadian Libraries Association Best Children's Book 2008 and Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award 2008 It also was an Ontario Library Top Ten Best Bets 2008. First Time, a reluctant reader, was released by Orca in Nov 2008.
Tilly is also known for her work in her former career as a film actress. Some of her better known films include, The Big Chill and Agnes of God, for which she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar.
At present she is both writing and dipping her toe back in the acting world. This summer, she will be playing Martha in the Blue Bridge production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. At present she is working on yet another rewrite of her untitled adult manuscript. Her new middle grade manuscript, A Taste of Heaven, is out with various editors, looking for a home.
Her three children are grown, so she and her husband are now splitting their time between Vancouver Island and Toronto. Welcome to SiWC 2011, Meg!
Wendy Roberts is an armchair sleuth, fan of all things mysterious but a huge chicken at heart. Her mind is often in a secretive, cloak and dagger world of intrigue while her physical presence is usually at home in Surrey, BC. Wendy began her writing career by attending the Surrey International Writer’s Conference and using soaking up all the information she could from the wise and wonderful workshop and speakers. Today Wendy is the author of the Ghost Dusters Mystery Series published by Penguin Books. Welcome, Wendy!
Terence Young lives in Victoria, B.C., where he teaches English and creative writing at St. Michaels University School. He is a co-founder ofThe Claremont Review, an international literary journal for young writers, and is also a 2008 recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. His first book of poetry, The Island in Winter (Signal Editions, 1999), was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award and the Gerald Lampert Award. Since then, he has published a collection of stories, Rhymes With Useless (Raincoast, 2000), a novel, After Goodlake’s. which received the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize in 2005, and, recently, a second collection of poetry, Moving Day (Signature Editions, 2006), which has been nominated for both the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and The City of Victoria Butler Book Prize for 2006. A second collection of fiction, The End of the Ice Age, has just been released from Biblioasis Press. Welcome, Terence!
kc dyer is a professional liar, a prevaricator and a provacateur. She also specializes in being unrealistic, delusional and is comfortably conversational with inanimate objects. As a result, she has successfully embraced the only occupation open to her -- fiction writer. She is the author of slightly more than a handful of published novels, and when not tilting at windmills she can be found happily immersed in the surrealistic but somehow comforting world of writers and reading. When she's not writing, kc coordinates the SiWC Writing Contest and sits on the board. Welcome back to SiWC, kc! When wh