David A. Robertson is a nationally bestselling author of children’s books, graphic novels, and novels. His books include When We Were Alone (Governor General’s Literary Award winner, McNally Robinson Best Book for Young People winner, TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award finalist), Will I See? (Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award, Graphic Novel Category), and the YA novel Strangers (Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction, Best Indigenous Writer at the High Plains Book Awards). David educates as well as entertains through his writings about Indigenous Peoples, reflecting their cultures, histories, communities, as well as illuminating many contemporary issues. David is a member of Norway House Cree Nation. He lives in Winnipeg.
FOLD Kids Academy with Kyo Maclear
Writing Young Adult Fiction with Sandhya Menon
Writing fiction for young adults–i.e. teenagers–can seem daunting at first blush, especially if you’re not a teen yourself. How do you tap into the interiority of the teenage mind to write smart, authentic characters and witty dialogue? What about teenage romance–what are the lines and where do we draw them as novelists? This webinar will focus on all those questions and more, and is targeted at writers looking to break into the world of young adult fiction writing.