NEW BOOKS: THE QUEEN & MR. CUNNINGHAM; THE IMPOSSIBLE DIVE

The longer I’m in this writing business, the more I realize there are writing opportunities beyond traditional trade publishing. Last fall, I received a call from JLS, a Korean English language school, with offices in British Columbia, asking if I’d be interested in writing some books for use in their schools. Their curriculum is completely story-based, which is very cool! Since I worked for four years as an ESL tutor, I said I was very interested, and over the next few months, I wrote six stories for them. I received the first two books in the mail this week, and I’m very impressed with the quality – both the lay-out/design and the illustrations. They hire illustrators from all around the world, so it’s funny to have created these books together without ever having any communication with the illustrators themselves. As well, a book I wrote two years ago, a non-fiction ESL comprehension book, QUEBEC STORIES, will now be published in the summer of 2011 by Editions de l’Envolee.

About janlcoates

I'm a Nova Scotia children's author. My first picture book, "Rainbows in the Dark", was published in 2005, by Second Story Press. My young adult novel, "A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk" was published in the fall of 2010, by Red Deer Press.
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2 Responses to NEW BOOKS: THE QUEEN & MR. CUNNINGHAM; THE IMPOSSIBLE DIVE

  1. Cathy Cotton says:

    Sound great! should be good to have in a school library!

  2. Laura Best says:

    It’s always fun getting those kind of parcels in the mail. A n early Christmas present for you. Way to go, Jan!!

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