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Jacqueline Guest

Jacqueline Guest

Jacqueline Guest (CAN) is a Métis writer who lives on Vancouver Island. An award-winning author of 30 novels and short stories, her fast-paced novels cover topics from deadly video games to helpful ghosts. She has worked in Canada, United States, Tanzania and Ghana teaching writing and history while promoting literacy and encouraging students to follow their dreams.

Jacqueline has extensive curriculum linked programs that have a high aboriginal content.  These programs can be presented via virtual format, (Zoom, Google Meet, etc.) or in person.

Please visit her website for indepth overviews.

Jacqueline has received the Indspire Award for the Arts and The Order of Canada for her work with literacy.


Qualicum Beach


Hat Trick. James Lorimer Ltd.
Rookie Season. James Lorimer Ltd.
Free Throw. James Lorimer Ltd.
Triple Threat. James Lorimer Ltd
A Goal In Sight. James Lorimer Ltd
Rink Rivals. James Lorimer Ltd
Soccer Star. James Lorimer Ltd
Fire Fight. Book Publishing Co
Racing Fear. James Lorimer Ltd
Dream Racer. James Lorimer Ltd
Lightning Rider. James Lorimer Ltd.
Wild Ride. James Loriner Ltd.
At Risk. James Lorimer Ltd.
War Games. James Lorimer Ltd.
Death by Dinosaur.
The Comic Book War.
Secret Signs. Orca Book Publishers
Belle of Batoche. Orca Book Publishers
Ghost Messages.
Outcasts of River Falls.


Indspire Award for the Arts, 2013
Order of Canada, 2017
Numerous Awards and Nominations for a Selection of Titles
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

Please visit Jacqueline's website at for information on her virtual visits for grades 3-12.  History and Culture with high Indigenous Content.

Presentation Length:
60 minutes
Audience Size:
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!

Equity Initiative

As part of the Union’s Equity Implementation Plan, we are committed to increasing awareness of authors who are Black, Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQI2S, or living with a disability. This author identifies as:

  • Black, Indigenous, and/or racialized