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Lena Coakley

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Lena Coakley is the Toronto Star and Globe & Mail bestselling author of Worlds of Ink and Shadow, a YA portal fantasy about the young Brontë siblings and the imaginary countries they wrote about in childhood. It made both the CBC and Quill & Quire’s Best Books of the Year lists.

Her previous novel, Witchlanders, was called “one stunning teen debut” by Kirkus Reviews, won the SCBWI Crystal Kite award and was a White Pine Award honouree.

Her first middle grade novel, Wicked Nix, will come out in October of this year from Abrams and Harper Collins Canada. She lives in Toronto.
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Lena Coakley I have always been intrigued by Falpian's sisters in the Bitterlands. I think I'd write a sequel about them that took place maybe 10 years later than …moreI have always been intrigued by Falpian's sisters in the Bitterlands. I think I'd write a sequel about them that took place maybe 10 years later than Witchlanders. Ryder & Falpian might make an appearance but they wouldn't be main characters. Thanks for asking! (less)
Lena Coakley Thank you! Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I've read all the Brontes' books, but my favorite is Wuthering Heights.

I've also written the YA f…more
Thank you! Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I've read all the Brontes' books, but my favorite is Wuthering Heights.

I've also written the YA fantasy, Witchlanders and my first middle grade is coming out in October 2018. It's a fantasy called Wicked Nix.(less)
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A STAR for Wicked Nix!

In just over a month, WICKED NIX will arrive on the shelves. It’s a nail-biting time for an author because reviews are starting to come in. I’m so delighted that NIX has just received its first star from Booklist! It’s also going to be a Junior Library Guild selection!  October 9th, here we come!



★ “Nix, “the foulest of the fairies,” lives in the forest near a village, subsisting on fairy gifts fr

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