Member Profile

Jacqueline Guest

Jacqueline Guest (CAN) is a Métis writer who lives in Alberta's Rocky Mountain foothills. An award-winning author of 16 novels, her fast-paced stories cover topics from deadly video games to helpful ghosts. She has been nominated for the Esquao Award and a National Aboriginal Achievement Award. Jacqueline gives presentations and performances in schools and libraries throughout Canada and has been the Marigold Library System’s writer-in-residence. Her new book, Ghost Messages, follows 13-year-old Ailish as she becomes trapped on the mighty Great Eastern steam ship as it sets off to lay the first transatlantic communications cable to Newfoundland.

Available Titles from Jacqueline Guest

Hat Trick ISBN: 1-55028-600-5 PB 1-55028-601-3 BDS

James Lorimer and Company, Publishers, 1997

Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Award 1997

Free Throw ISBN: 1-55028-664-1 PB 1-55028-665-X BDS

James Lorimer and Company, Publishers, 1999 

Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Award 1999I

Triple Threat ISBN: 1-55028-628-X PB 1-55028-681-1 BDS

James Lorimer and Company, Publishers, 1999

Rookie Season ISBN: 1-55028-724-9 PB 1-55028-725-7 BDS

James Lorimer and  Company, Publishers, 2000

Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Award, 2000

Golden Eagle Award Nominee 2008

Rink Rivals ISBN: 1-55028-744-3 PB  1-55028-745-1 BDS

James Lorimer and Company, Publishers, 2001

Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Award, 2001; Golden Eagle Award Nominee 2002

A Goal In Sight ISBN: 1-55028-780-X PB 1-55028-779-6 BDS

James Lorimer and Company, Publishers, 2002

Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Award, 2002;

Golden Eagle Award Nominee 2003

Soccer Star! ISBN: 1-55028-788-5 PB 1-55028-789-3 BDS

James Lorimer and Company, Publishers, 2003

Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Award, 2003

Belle of Batoche ISBN: 1-55143-297-8 PB

Orca Book Publishers, 2004

Red Cedar Nominee, 2006-2007; Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Award, 2004; Ontario Library Association Best Bet, 2005;

Edmonton Public Schools Best of the Best, 2005

Secret Signs ISBN: 1-55143-599-3 PB

Orca Book Publishers, 2006

Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Award,2006; 

Hackmatack Award Nominee 2008

Lightning Rider ISBN: 1-55028-720-6 PB 1-55028-721-4 BDS

James Lorimer and Company, Publishers, 2000

Racing Fear ISBN: 1-55028-838-5 PB 1-55028-839-3 BDS James Lorimer and Company, Publishers, 2004At Risk ISBN: 1-55028-847-4 PB 1-55028-847-4 BDS James Lorimer and Company, Publishers, 2004

Wild Ride ISBN: 1-55028-881-4 PB 1-55028-881-4 BDS

James Lorimer and Company, Publishers, 2005

Arthur Ellis Mystery Award Nominee 2006; Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Award, 2005; Golden Eagle Nominee 2008

Dream Racer ISBN: 1-55028-942-X PB 1-55028-945-4 Boards

James Lorimer and Company, Publishers, 2006

War Games ISBN: 1-55277-035-4 PB

James Lorimer and Company, Publishers, 2008

Ghost Messages ISBN: 978 -1-55050-458-3

Coteau Books, 2011

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Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

History and Culture Presentation

A Blast from the Past- The Era of the Fur Trade in Canada

Join Jacqueline Guest, author of 16 novels, as we re-live the era of the fur trade from Canada’s fabulous past. This interactive presentation brings history to life as students, in Métis costume, travel on an imaginary voyageur canoe trip to the Hudson Bay Trading Post with a load of beaver pelts, try their hand at aboriginal games, and learn how to use a buffalo brain to its fullest! With over 50 actual artefacts from the past, including fur pelts, buffalo bone fishing hooks, horn sewing needles, First Nations toys and tools, this highly visual presentation is one both students and staff will remember. Curriculum based, this is Grade 4, 5 and 7 Social Studies stepping off the page and onto the stage.

Workshop Description:

Easy Key Writing Workshops

Jacqueline's intensive ninety-minute Easy Key Writing Workshops provide the keys to success in writing- with proven results even on Provincial Exams!

The Three Keys to Writing Successfully are easy to remember and give students the tools to construct a story with all the elements necessary to achieve high marks from editors or teachers. The highly visual power point presentation coupled with interactive exercises that stretch the mind, gives students critical elements they can use for the rest of their academic careers.

Topics and writing exercises include:

Building your story from the bones out!, getting started, thinking-outside-the-box, point of view, plotting logic, visualization, characterization, and synopsis plus how to overcome exam anxiety.

The importance of reading is stressed as a fundamental and essential tool in the author's arsenal with benefits that last a lifetime.

Students are encouraged to Read to Succeed!

Northern OAC WITS:
No
Two sessions:
$400.00
Four sessions:
$700.00
GST:
GST applicable