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Adrienne Kress

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Toronto, Canada



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January 2012


Adrienne Kress is a Toronto born actor and author who loves to play make-believe. She also loves hot chocolate. And cheese. Not necessarily together.

2016 saw the release of HATTER MADIGAN: Ghost in the H.A.T.B.O.X., an exciting collaboration with NY Times bestselling author Frank Beddor (set in the same world as his Looking Glass Wars YA books). And April 2017 she releases the first book in her new Middle Grade series: THE EXPLORERS - The Door in the Alley (Delacorte, Random House).

October 2016 her essay appeared alongside work by the likes of Margaret Atwood and Mariko Tamaki in the non-fiction anthology THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS (Dark Horse).

She is also the author of two other children's novels: ALEX AND THE IRONIC GENTLEMAN and TIMO

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MIDDLE GRADE - ages 8 - 12

ALEX AND THE IRONIC GENTLEMAN Winner of the Heart of Hawick awardFinalist for the Red Cedar award

 September 18 2007 (USA), 
October 1 2007 (Canada)
PUBLISHER: Weinstein Books (USA), Scholastic (UK/Canada) 
FORMAT: Hardcover, paperback, audio book, ebook
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Alex and the Ironic Gentleman Timothy and the Dragon's Gate
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Adrienne Kress and 1 other person liked Daisey's review of Maud:
Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane
"I loved this fictionalized story of Maud's teenage years, but I feel like I should also include the disclaimer that L.M. Montgomery was one of my favorite authors growing up. I loved her stories about Anne and Emily, thought A Tangled Web was wond..." Read more of this review »
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Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane
"Fans of Montgomery’s novels will adore this exploration of her bosom friends, her handsome and teasing suitors, her rigid grandparents, and the challenges she faced in pursuing her dream of becoming an author. But readers don’t need to be familiar..." Read more of this review »
Adrienne Kress and 17 other people liked Peggy's review of Maud:
Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane
"NOTE: Received as an ARC from Netgalley.

Writing a novel inspired by such a beloved author must be a daunting task, especially when your character will no doubt be compared with Anne of Green Gables and the autobiographical Emily of New Moon. This..." Read more of this review »
Sea Monkey & Bob by Aaron Reynolds
"Move over boring informational texts on "sink or float" concepts...Reynolds and Ohi have something fun coming your way! It's a tale of science and friendship ripe for experimentation, classification, inquiry-based learning, problem solving and mor..."
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" It was great fun! But it helps I know the coolest people on the planet :) . It wouldn't have been nearly as awesome without them. "
" lol, I am very glad to hear it :) . "
" Thank you both so much!! (apologies for the delayed response, still trying to figure Goodreads out :P ) "
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“There they go, my friend, right into the sunset. And even though it happens to be overcast at the moment, let's pretend it isn't, because it's just that much nicer.”
Adrienne Kress, Alex and the Ironic Gentleman

“Aw, man. I’d just shot an angel in the face.I made my way into the foyer and sat down on the stairs. I glanced up at the big old grandfather clock. It was going on ten. My folks would be home soon.
“How was your evening, honey?”
“Killed an angel.”
“Well, isn’t that nice.”
That wasn’t happening. Daddy never liked guns in the first place, Mother just pretended to. I was so grounded.”
Adrienne Kress, Outcast

“Note to self: Never leave home without glitter.”
Adrienne Kress, The Friday Society

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Sangria Thanks for the friend add! :)

message 3: by Ange (Libby Blog) (last edited Aug 02, 2012 12:10PM)

Ange (Libby Blog) Schmelzer I wish there was a countdown widget for The Friday Society to grab and place on my blog. Am I missing it somewhere?

Adrienne Kress You are most welcome, I really did mean what I wrote. :)

Also can I point out how excited I am to have my very first comment?? Huzzah!

Wendy Darling Hi Adrienne, thanks so much for the friendvite and for your lovely note. The whole debacle has been pretty disheartening, but I'm definitely glad to have made so many new friends because of it. :) Look forward to chatting!

Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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