YA writing tips, readings at Toronto Indigo store

Don’t miss the rare chance to see three of Canada’s newest YA authors together at the Indigo Bay & Bloor store on June 17 at 7 p.m. (55 Bloor St. W). Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of FIRSTS; Catherine Lo, author of HOW IT ENDS; and Jenny Manzer, author of SAVE ME, KURT COBAIN will read from their works and sign books. The debut authors will also offer tips for prospective writers on How to Persevere and Get Published in YA including: 1) Getting it Done, 2) Getting it Right, and 3) Sending it Out.

More about the books:

FIRSTS: Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. FIRSTS is provocative, powerful, and oh so real. (St. Martin’s Press)

HOW IT ENDS: Told through alternating points of view, HOW IT ENDS is the story of a friendship from first meeting to breakup, set against a tumultuous sophomore year of bullying, boys, and backstabbing. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

SAVE, ME KURT COBAIN: What if you discovered that Kurt Cobain was not only alive, but might be your real father? SAVE ME, KURT COBAIN is a nuanced, bittersweet YA debut that will keep you guessing until the end. (Random House Children’s Books)

More info here.


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