Author Visit: Simon Rose

The Learning Exchange was happy to present another TD Canadian Book Week author’s visit on May 2016 thanks to a grant from The Canadian Council for the Arts! Over 110 participants joined us in person and via videoconference in Lachute (from both CDC Lachute and Laurentian Literacy) for two interesting presentations and were among the 35+ lucky recipients of autographed books by author/writer Simon Rose!

Wednesday May 11, 20016
2 Presentations were open to the General Public
10:40-11:40 a.m. See the Facebook Album: Author’s Visit: Simon Rose
1:30-2:30 p.m. See the Facebook Album:Author Simon Rose Afternoon session


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About Author/Writer Simon Rose

Simon Rose


Simon’s first novel for middle grade readers, The Alchemist’s Portrait, was published in 2003 followed by The Sorcerer’s Letterbox in 2004, The Clone Conspiracy in 2005, The Emerald Curse in 2006, The Heretic’s Tomb in 2007, The Doomsday Mask in 2009, The Time Camera in 2011, The Sphere of Septimus in 2014, and Flashback in 2015. Simon is also the author of The Children’s Writer’s Guide, a contributing author to The Complete Guide to Writing Science Fiction Volume One, and has written many non-fiction books for younger readers with Weigl Educational Publishers and Capstone.

Simon offers a wide variety of presentations, workshops and author in residence programs for schools and libraries, covering such topics as the writing process, editing and revision, where ideas come from and how writers turn them into stories, character development, historical fiction and historical research, story structure, the publishing world and more. He also offers virtual author visits by video using Skype. He works as a creative writing instructor for students throughout the year and at summer camps each July and August, is an instructor for adults with the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University, and offers a variety of online workshops for both children and adults.

Simon is a regular presenter at conferences and festivals, and served as a juror for the Governor General’s Literary Awards for Children’s Literature, the Saskatchewan Book Awards, the Parsec Awards and the Sunburst Awards for Canadian literature of the Fantastic. He is the founder of Children’s Authors and Illustrators on Facebook, and served as the Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI Western Canada.

Simon’s Books

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