Congratulations to Nafiza! Nafiza’s debut novel, The Candle and the Flame, has been acquired by Scholastic. Mark your calendars: this gem is coming out in 2019.
The photo, taken from Publishers Weekly’s Rights Report for the week of April 9, reads:
Lisa Sandell at Scholastic has acquired Nafiza Azad’s debut, The Candle and the Flame. Set in a city along the Silk Road that has become a refuge for those of all faiths, the YA fantasy is about a young woman with mysterious origins and two clans of powerful djinn who threaten to destroy her peace, and the unlikely alliances she’ll make to survive. Publication is slated for 2019; Katelyn Detweiler at Jill Grinberg LIterary Management handled the deal for North American rights.
Nafiza, congratulations and well done!
I’ll be honest – this month’s romance theme is a tough one for me. I don’t typically read a lot of YA or MG, and there isn’t usually that much romance in picture books. However – when I’m not singing songs with toddlers, I’m one of the co-chairs of the BC Library Association’s LGBTQ Interest Group. […]
Denise Jaden is a B.C.-based Young Adult author and NaNoWriMo champion who I had the chance to work with at Surrey Libraries when she delivered writing workshops for our enthusiastic teen writers. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us, Denise! Tell us a little about yourself! Let’s see…I have been writing for a […]
Ever have a disappointing run of books? You come home from the library and delve in to your pile of loot, only to find that in one or more stories: the plot is lacking the characters are flat the illustrations are clumsy the word choice is bland the treatment of [race/gender/sexuality/ethnic group/religious group/age group/insert-group-here] is off? Not outright […]
Hardcover, 400 pages Published October 1st 2015 by Scholastic Canada Source: ARC from Publisher The strange war down south—with its rumors of gods and monsters—is over. And while sixteen-year-old Hallie and her sister wait to see who will return from the distant battlefield, they struggle to maintain their family farm. When Hallie hires a veteran […]
Long before I was an author I was a fan of books about Winnie the Pooh, Babar, Madeline, Anne Shirley and anything by Judy Blume. Throughout high school my favourite class was English. No surprise, then, that most of my time spent at York University in Toronto was as an English major—not the traditional way […]
Hardcover, 384 pages Published September 22nd 2015 by Margaret K. McElderry Books Source: Publisher I am not entirely sure what tone to take with this review. Should I default to my irreverent tone or try to be formal in the report of my experience reading this novel? I don’t know. Let’s just play this by the […]
Hardcover, 608 pages Published March 10th 2015 by Random House Children’s Books Source: Publisher Shadow Scale is a sequel to Seraphina and will most probably contain spoilers for the first book in this duology. So if you haven’t read the first one and plan to, you may not want to read this review. Seraphina ended (there, a spoiler already) […]
Last Saturday, the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable (VCLR) put on the annual Serendipity event. What is Serendipity? Well, basically the VCLR brings in really awesome* authors and/or illustrators and/or editors and/or other people from the children’s book trade world, and they talk about their stories and their work, and answer whatever questions the audience thinks […]
Annette LeBox is an environmental activist and award-winning author of four picture books and two YA novels. As a founding member and director of the Pitt Polder Preservation Society, she was a major stakeholder in the conservation of two British Columbia Regional Parks: Blaney Bog and Codd Wetlands. Her picture book, Salmon Creek, was awarded […]