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The Students of St. John the Baptist in Hamilton Have Hoogie!

Stephanie is an award winning children’s author who lives in Newmarket, Ontario.

BOOKS:

  • The Chicken Cat – illustrated by Sean Cassidy (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2000)
  • Leon’s Song – illustrated by Dianna Bonder (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2004)
  • Hoogie in the Middle – illustrated by Dean Griffiths (Pajama Press, May 2013)
  • Tweezle into Everything – illustrated by Dean Griffiths (Pajama Press, August 2013)
  • The Christmas Wind — illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan (Red Deer Press, August 2017)

Winner of The Mr. Christie Award & The Ruth Schwartz Award

Winner of The Mr. Christie Award & The Ruth Schwartz Award. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE ABOUT THIS BOOK

Finalist for The Blue Spruce Award & The Chocolate Lily Award

Finalist for The Blue Spruce Award & The Chocolate Lily Award. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE ABOUT THIS BOOK

Now instore!

Finalist for The Crystal Kite Award. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE ABOUT THIS BOOK

Tweezle into Everything

Recommended by CCBC & Resource Links. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE ABOUT THIS BOOK

The Christmas Wind Cover Interim Mock up

To be launched Fall 2017. CLICK IMAGE to Learn About “The Christmas Wind Story Project”

OTHER WRITING FOR CHILDREN:

  • Jeremiah – illustrated by Ron Berg (Today’s Parent magazine, Aug 2003 issue)
  • Audrey the Octopus & George the Mouse scripts for Roll Play Preschool Television Program (Treehouse). Sinking Ship Entertainment, 2006
  • Lola the Mermaid and Albert the Ant scripts for Roll Play Preschool Television Program (Treehouse). Sinking Ship Entertainment, 2008
  • Today’s Parent Magazine – I wrote the children’s book reviews for Today’s Parent magazine for 12 yrs & had the opportunity to interview Maurice Sendak at the launch of his last book
  • Neverending Stories – I own an online Children’s Book company called Neverending Stories

I wrote a story called Jeremiah for the 1st Annual “Fiction for Kids” pullout section in the August 2003 issue of Today’s Parent Magazine

CLICK HERE to read the story

Roll Play Itunes 1

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Children's Book Review for Today's Parent Magazine

 Today’s Parent Magazine 

My interview with Maurice Sendak

todays parent 100 best books scan

100 Best Children’s Books – Article I wrote for Today’s Parent

Owner of Neverending Stories

Online Children’s Bookstore

AWARDS:

  • The Mr. Christie Award Gold (Chicken Cat) – 2001
  • The Ruth Schwartz Award Winner (Chicken Cat) – 2001

NOMINATIONS:

  • Blue Spruce Award Finalist (Chicken Cat) – 2001
  • Tiny Torgi Print Braille Award Finalist (Chicken Cat) – 2001
  • Blue Spruce Award Finalist (Leon’s Song) – 2006
  • Chocolate Lily Award Finalist (Leon’s Song) 2006
  • Crystal Kite Award Finalist (Hoogie in the Middle) 2014

Mr. Christie Book Award Seal

Winner of The Mr. Christie Book Award >> MORE

Winner of The Ruth Schwartz Award

Winner of The Ruth Schwartz Award >> MORE

Finalist for The Blue Spruce Award

Finalist for The Blue Spruce Award >> MORE

Finalist for The Tiny TORGI PrintBraille Award

Finalist for The Tiny TORGI PrintBraille Award >> MORE

Finalist for The Chocolate Lily Book Award

Finalist for The Chocolate Lily Book Award >> MORE

crystalkite

Finalist for The Crystal Kite Award >> MORE

SCHOOL VISITS:

  • See information on my school visits HERE
  • See comments on my school visits from other schools HERE

 

EDUCATION:

  • MBA, University of Toronto – Major: Marketing (1983)
  • BA, Queen’s University – Major: English Literature / Minor: Economics (1980)