monique polak

Monique Polak's Books

Here are Some Links I Have Found Useful:

Authors Booking Service This organization books author visits (including mine) to Ontario

Canscaip The Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers. Check out their Packaging Your Imagination conference held every November in Toronto. It's a must for aspiring kid lit authors and illustrators.

La Courte Echelle A Quebec publishing company that has recently released Poupée, the French translation of my book On the Game

James Lorimer & Company This is one of the companies that has published some of my books

The Montreal Gazette

Marianopolis College

Nederlanders in Montreal A website devoted to Montrealers of Dutch descent

Orca Book Publishers

The Quebec Writers' Federation This organization offers excellent support, including writing workshops, to aspiring and established authors

Rover - CULTURE & CONVERSATION A Montreal-based arts and culture website Montreal-based teacher Sophie Gagnon writes about French-language teen fiction

TeachingBooks A resource for schools and libraries that allows readers to hear their favourite authors discuss and read from their work

Links to Some of My Author Friends' Websites: Anita Daher is a Manitoba based YA author. She's also a lot of fun! Catherine Austen is a Quebec author. Her novel Walking Backward was nominated for the QWF 2010 Prize for Children's and YA Literature Gillian Sze is an up-and-coming Montreal poet  Leah-Perl Shollar is a Pittsburg-based picture book author with a special interest in Jewish subjects. We met and hit it off at a 2010 Young Authors Workshop here in Montreal Like me, Montreal YA writer Lori Weber has published with James Lorimer and Co. And like me, she teaches CEGEP -- in her case at John Abbott College Mahtab Narsimhan lives in Toronto. Her YA novel The Third Eye won the 2009 Silver Birch Award Children's author Rina Singh and I go way back -- to the days when we just dreamed of writing for kids (and having kids of our own!) Sarah Harvey isn't only an extraordinary YA writer, she's one of my editors at Orca Book Publishers

Links to Some of My Other Friends' (who are not book authors, but who do other super interesting stuff!) Websites: My BFF Viva Singer is the founder and owner of this very cool dog collar manufacturing company, based in Montreal Stella Papadopoulos is a Montreal illustrator. This is her Etsi site Judith Crawley is a Montreal photographer whose work I admired for many years before we became friends Kate Johnson is a Montreal-based medical reporter Vince and Cindy Murphy are the web designers who helped me create this website. They live in Kemptville, Ontario Thomas Kneubuhler is a prize-winning visual artist working with photography. I've had the pleasure of traveling with him several times to Nunavik! Crystal Speedie is a teacher at Innalik School in Inukjuak, Nunavik. This is Crystal's blog