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Jennifer Honeybourn

Jennifer Honeybourn

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Jennifer Honeybourn is a young adult and middle grade author who also writes under the pseudonym J.E. Hailstone. She's a fan of British accents, Broadway musicals, and epic, happily-ever-after love stories. If she could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, she’d have high tea with Walt Disney, Taylor Swift, and her nana. She lives in Stratford, Ontario with her husband, daughter and cat in a house filled with books.



The Do-Over. 2020, Macmillan
Just My Luck. 2019, Macmillan
When Life Gives You Demons. 2018, Macmillan
Wesley James Ruined My Life. 2017, Macmillan
Escape Room Thorn House. 2020, Penguin


Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection for Just My Luck, 2019
SCBWI Magazine Merit awards YA fiction/nonfiction category - Letter of Merit for YARN, 2016
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

What Makes a Good Story?
Examines how voice, plot and other story elements are employed to create page-turning fiction.

Path to Publication/Life as an Author
Learn about what it takes to be traditionally published, as well as the ins and outs of life as a writer.

Presentation Length:
45-60 minutes
middle grade, young adult, romance, horror, humour
Audience Size:
Workshop Description:

From Idea to Reality
Inspiration is everywhere. In this hands-on workshop, we'll bild a story together by transforming an idea into a workable plot.

The Rules of Writing
In this workshop, students will learn some of the rules of writing good fiction, e.g. showing vs telling, common tropes.