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Barbara Haworth-Attard

Barbara Haworth-Attard

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Barbara Haworth-Attard was born in Kitchener, Ontario and now lives in London, Ontario with her husband. Her fondest memories of childhood are of her weekly Saturday visits to the library, a tradition carried on to date. While always possessed with the writing bug, it was not until 1992 that she began writing middle grade and YA fiction in various genre (unable to stick to one). Barbara has sixteen novels published world-wide, numerous short stories in anthologies and magazines. Barbara does in person and virtual visits for school and also for continuing education programs for adults.

Winner: 2010 Arthur Ellis Crime Award for Best Juvenile,
Winner: 2005 Snow Willow YA Award,
Winner: 2006 B.C. YA Stellar Award;
Winner: 2008 Prix Liverenette France
Short-listed, 2003 Governor General’s Award; 2003 Arthur Ellis Crime Award
Multiple short-listings for: Mr. Christie Book Award; Geoffrey Bilson Historical Fiction Award; CNIB Tiny Torgi Award; Red Cedar Award; Ontario Silver Birch; Ontario Red Maple Award; Ontario White Pine Award; Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award; Canadian Library Association Young Adult

 

Email:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada
City:
London
Province:
Ontario
Genre:
YA and middle-grade

Publications

Dear Canada, To Stand On My Own, The Polio Diary of Noreen Robertson. 2010, Scholastic Canada
Haunted, . 209, HarperCollins Canada, Random House Publishers, Australia
A is for Angst, 2007 HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Jeunesse Publishers, Paris France, 2009 Flux Publishers, US, 2010 Coppenrath Publishers, Germany. 2009, HarperCollins Publishers Canada, 2009 Hachette Jeunesse Publishers, Paris France, 2009 Flux Publishers, US, 2010 Coppenrath Publishers, Germany
Dear Canada: A Trail of Broken Dreams, The Gold Rush Diary of Harriet Palmer; . 2003, Scholastic Canada
Theories of Relativity 2003 . 2003, HarperCollins Publishers Canada, 2005 Thierry Magnier Publishers, France, 2006 Henry Holt Publishers, US
Flying Geese. 2001, HarperCollins Canada
Irish Chain. 2002, HarperCollins Canada
Love-Lies-Bleeding . 1999, Roussan Publishers, Montreal, reprint HarperCollins Publishers, Toronto 2006
WyndMagic . 1999, Roussan Publishers, Montreal, 2020Self-published Amazon ebook
Buried Treasure . 1998 , Roussan Publishers, Montreal 2020 self-published Amazon ebook
Home Child . 1998, 1996 Roussan Publishers, Montreal, 1998 Gyldendal Publishers , Denmark, reprint HarperCollins Publishers, Toronto 2006
TruthSinger . 1996, Roussan Publishers, Montreal self-published ebook 2020 Amazon
The Three Wishbells. 1995, Roussan Publishers, Montreal
Dark of the Moon . 1995, Roussan Publishers, Montreal

Awards

2010 Arthur Ellis Crime Award for Best Juvenile, for Haunted, 2010
Prix Liverenette France for Theoris of Relativity, 2008
B.C. YA Stellar Award; for Theories of Relativity, 2006
Snow Willow YA Award, for Theories of Relativity, 2005
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
Yes
Presentation Description

Writing for Children, how to write a story, 

Theories of Relativity presentation on homeless youth for high school students

Presentation Length:
1/2 to 1 hours
Genre:
YA and middle-grade
Grades:
ages 5 to 17
Audience Size:
no limit
Presenation:
$150.00 per hour
Workshop Description:

4 week Writing Workshop...

The Beginning, the Middle and the End

Character Development

Plot Development

Setting

Editing

Workshop Length:
1 hour
Workshop Intended Audience:
ages 10 - 13
Workshop Audience Size:
30
Workshop Fee:
$200. per hour
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
School Presentation Description:

4 week Writing Workshop...

The Beginning, the Middle and the End

Character Development

Plot Development

Setting

Editing

Winner: 2005 Snow Willow YA Award,

School Presentation Length:
1 hour
School Intended Audience:
grades 5 to 12
School Audience Size:
unlimited except 30 per workshop
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes