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Canada Day commemorates our union as a nation, and this year we're turning 145 yrs.
In celebration of my country's birthday, I'm doing a very Canadian giveaway. We may export actors, comedians, hockey players, and maple syrup; produce artists like the Group of Seven and Emily Carr, world-class medal-winning Olympians, and musicians like the Arcade Fire (yay!) and the Biebs (oops...sorry); but we've also turned out some pretty great authors.
"Moira Young has been by turns an actress, dancer, and opera singer, but her first loves are books and writing. A native Canadian, she now lives in the UK with her husband." (Source)
"Lesley is a writer and actor living in Toronto, Canada. Captivated at a young age by stories of mythology and folk lore, past civilizations, and legendary heroes, she developed into a full-fledged Celtic Mythology Geek, steeped in stories of the Otherworld, Faeries and King Arthur. Lesley went on to earn a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Toronto specializing in Shakespeare and Arthurian literature." (Source)
Lucy Maud Montgomery
"Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. [She] was born at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Nov. 30, 1874. She...wrote close to a dozen books while she was living in...Norval, Ontario. Maud died in Toronto April 24, 1942 and was buried at Cavendish, Prince Edward Island." (Source)
"Like many authors, Megan Crewe finds writing about herself much more difficult than making things up. A few definite facts: she lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and two cats (and does on occasion say "eh"), she tutors children and teens with special needs, and she has yet to make friends with a ghost, though she welcomes the opportunity." (Source)
"Y. S. Lee was born in Singapore and raised in Vancouver and Toronto. In 2004, she completed her PhD in Victorian literature and culture. This research, combined with her time living in London, triggered an idea for a story about a women’s detective agency. The result was the Agency novels, featuring the intrepid Mary Quinn. She now lives in Kingston, Ontario with her family." (Source)
"Kelley Armstrong was [born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada]. (Source) [She's] been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts, demons, and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement..." (Source)
"Kenneth Oppel was born in Port Alberni, British Columbia, he spent his childhood in Victoria, British Columbia and Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has also lived in Newfoundland and Labrador, England and Ireland. Oppel's first published book…was written while he was a high school student at St. Michaels University School in Victoria…Oppel forwarded [his] newly completed manuscript to a family friend, that knew Roald Dahl, who in turn recommended it to his agent." (Source)
"Arthur Slade was raised in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchewan and began writing at an early age. He received an English Honours degree from the University of Saskatchewan, spent several years writing advertising and now writes fiction full time. He is the author of the "Canadian Chills" series of books, "Dust" (which won the Governor General's award), "Tribes," and "Jolted." He currently lives in Saskatoon." (Source)
And now for the details of the O Canada Day Giveaway:
- One lucky person will get to choose a book from the list above (except for Emily of New Moon, which will be accompanied by Emily Climbs and Emily's Quest, the other books in the trilogy).
- To enter, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget just below.
- The giveaway is open internationally wherever The Book Depository ships.
- The O Canada Day Giveaway begins today and ends at midnight on Saturday, June 30th, 2012.
- I will be announcing the winner on the morning of Sunday, July 1st, 2012.
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