The Heroic Deborah Ellis

I was thrilled yesterday to receive a succinct promo blurb (early Christmas present) from Deborah Ellis, prolific Canadian author of novels about children living in crisis. She’s raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various causes through her books, and her making time to read HARE and offer her support really means the world to me. When I originally contacted her about this project, I described myself as a Deborah Ellis wannabe – we’re the same age, and although we’ve never met, I’ve been strongly influenced by her writing.
“An important and well-written story. Jan Coates takes the reader deep into the lives of children dealing with the uproar of war and terror – a strong reminder that the world needs to do better.”Deborah Ellis, December, 2010
Hope we can all work together to create a kinder, gentler, more peaceful world in 2011, and beyond! Happy Holidays!

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 The Heroic Deborah Ellis

  1. Laura Best says:

    I can see why you are thrilled by this, Jan! Perhaps one day you will get to meet Deborah.

    Have a merry Christmas and happy writing in the New Year!

    • janlcoates says:

      And to you, Laura. Wonder how I can get more traffic to my blog – maybe we can meet at Vittles and you can give me a few pointers in the New Year. Hope you have a warm, happy holiday!

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