New Book Deal: One Cosmic Rock
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by Karen Krossing
1M ago
I’m thrilled to be co-creating One Cosmic Rock: The Asteroid That Changed Our World with illustrator Julia Vasileva! A companion book to One Tiny Bubble: The Story of Our Last Universal Common Ancestor, this new picture book tells the story of the asteroid responsible for the dinosaurs’ extinction 66 million years ago. It also celebrates the resilience of life on Earth and the evolution of the diverse life-forms thriving today. It’s coming in Spring 2026 from Owlkids Books, with many thanks to my agent Ginger Knowlton of Curtis Brown for negotiating the deal ..read more
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Where Young Authors Can Submit
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by Karen Krossing
2M ago
I’ve updated my list of Where Young Authors Can Submit. It includes contests, publications, podcasts, workshops and communities for youth who like to write. Welcome to my latest addition – YouthWrite camps for kids who write located in Alberta ..read more
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Upcoming Workshop: Writing Groups that Work
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by Karen Krossing
5M ago
I’m happy to announce my next workshop with Whale Rock Literary Workshops. I’ll be teaching Writing Groups that Work: Give and Receive Feedback that Supports the Writer. Writing Groups that Work: Give and Receive Feedback that Supports the Writer Date/Time: Thursday, June 6, 2024, 7:00–8:30 PM (EDT) Cost: $30 US Delivery: Online with session recorded for later viewing Get the scoop on writing groups that work. In fact, why not invite your writing group (or writing partners) to join? A well-run writing group can be a training ground for collective growth, support, and motivation to write. But ..read more
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TD Summer Reading Club 2024
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by Karen Krossing
5M ago
I’m honoured that One Tiny Bubble , illustrated by Dawn Lo, has been included in the TD Summer Reading Club 2024! This club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests, and abilities. It’s offered at more than 2,000 public libraries as well as online. I love how it celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories, and inspires kids to read ..read more
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Signing at OLA
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by Karen Krossing
6M ago
Are you going to the Ontario Library Association Conference at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre? If so, check out the excellent line-up of author signings, including me! You can find me there on Friday, January 26 at 1 pm to sign copies of Monster vs. Boy. Just head to the Penguin Random Canada booth. Plus, I’ll be presenting at the CANSCAIP Book Tasting event at 10:30 to 11:30 am. Hope to see you there ..read more
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Upcoming Workshop: Feeling It
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by Karen Krossing
8M ago
I’m happy to announce my next workshop with Whale Rock Literary Workshops. I’ll be co-teaching Feeling It: Creating Emotional Depth in Your Novel with US author and poet Laura Shovan. Feeling It: Creating Emotional Depth in Your Novel Dates/Times: Thursday, Feb 15, 22, 29 and March 7 at 7:00 to 8:30 pm ET (four sessions) Cost: $499 US Delivery: Online with sessions recorded for later viewing “I just didn’t connect with the character.” “The character didn’t resonate with me.” How many times do writers hear these phrases when submitting to editors and agents? These dreaded, vague responses can ..read more
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Monster vs. Boy on CTV
Karen Krossing Blog
by Karen Krossing
8M ago
Once a month, children’s author Vikki VanSickle goes on CTV’s Your Morning to recommend Canadian kids’ books. Recently, Vikki was on the show to talk about Halloween-themed titles for all ages, and included Monster vs. Boy. My book was in great company! Plus, this book has received wonderful reviews over the last few weeks: “While some readers may pick up Monster vs. Boy because of the promise of a horror story, Karen Krossing’s latest middle-grade novel is more a reflection of what we see and fear in others before we know them….Karen Krossing also reminds us of the magic of books and readin ..read more
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It’s Official!
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by Karen Krossing
10M ago
Guess what arrived? In June, illustrator Dawn Lo and I were honoured to win the 2023 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award in Canada for One Tiny Bubble, and I just received this lovely recognition of it! I have so much gratitude to Owlkids Books for taking on this project. Karen Li first championed the project, Stacey Roderick was such a thorough and vigorous editor that she was a dream to work with, Dawn Lo brought one tiny bubble to life with the magic of her brush, Alisa Baldwin designed it so well that the book won second place in the Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design (Children’s C ..read more
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Join Me at the CNE!
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by Karen Krossing
11M ago
On August 28 at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm, you can find me at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto! I’ll be in Kids World at the Storybook Nook, reading from my picture books Sour Cakes (illustrated by Anna Kwan) and One Tiny Bubble (illustrated by Dawn Lo). I’ll have a few books for sale too. I hope to see you there ..read more
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Recommended Books about Monsters
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by Karen Krossing
11M ago
Hey monster-loving readers, you can now check out my list of great middle-grade books about monsters and facing our fears on Shepherd.com ..read more
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