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Vikki VanSickle

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Everything I need to know in life I learned from children's literature. Growing up in Woodstock, Ontario I was a big library kid, burning through the spinner racks and entering every writing contest I was eligible for. My work ranges from contemporary middle grade fiction to magical, storytime-ready picture books.

I am currently living in Toronto where I work in children's publishing in addition to writing. All kids' books, all the time!

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Vikki VanSickle When I'm stuck I either take a brainstorming break, during which I think of all sorts of other ways the scene could work out, or I jump to another…moreWhen I'm stuck I either take a brainstorming break, during which I think of all sorts of other ways the scene could work out, or I jump to another part of the story and write that instead. Most of my first draft is written out of order which helps keeps me interested in the story and also allows me an easy out if I get snagged on a scene!(less)
Vikki VanSickle Read all the time. Make writing a habit. Keep an ideas journal. Find yourself a writing buddy. Don' t be too hard on yourself.
Average rating: 4.14 · 1,234 ratings · 287 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
If I Had a Gryphon

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4.29 avg rating — 629 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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Summer Days, Starry Nights

3.83 avg rating — 241 ratings — published 2013
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Words That Start with B

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Love Is A Four Letter Word

4.02 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Days That End in Y

4.24 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2013
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Amy Abbot is Having a Party

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The Winnowing

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I am thrilled to share the news that my next middle grade novel The Winnowing will be published by Scholastic Canada this fall. Here is the official description:

Marivic Stone lives in a small world, and that’s fine with her. Home is with her beloved grandfather in a small town that just happens to be famous for a medical discovery that saved humankind — though not without signi...

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What fun! This graphic novel reads like the goth love child of Thelma & Louise and The Craft. Three twenty-something witches head off on a road trip to retrieve magical objects that have been stolen from them by an evil ex-boyfriend. What's not t ...more
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Smoot by Michelle Cuevas
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Total charmer about a rebellious shadow who goes on an adventure all his own. Shades of Peter Pan and The Journey
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Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine by Ann Hood
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The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE is a hard act to follow but I think I have liked this follow-up even more! The bonds of family and friendship are tested and strengthened again as the war continues to wreak havoc on Ada's life. Bradley does not shy away fr ...more
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Version Control by Dexter Palmer
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E.B. White
“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
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“It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.”
E.B. White, Charlotte's Web

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“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
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