Author: janlcoates

I'm a Nova Scotia children's author, with six published picture books and six middle grade novels - so far! I'm also an illustrator creating soul smiles greeting cards.

I’ve been hard at work on my middle-grade novel manuscript, inspired by the life of Jacob Deng, one of the so-called “Lost Boys of the Sudan”.  I’m being mentored on the project by Gary Blackwood, (The Shakespeare Stealer and others), and it’s been an amazing experience so far.  I’m so used to writing for my…