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Jennifer Mook-Sang

Jennifer Mook-Sang was born in Guyana, South America, and moved to Canada at the age of fourteen. Since she can remember, she’s loved to read. Summers would find her curled up with humungous stacks of Enid Blytons and comic books. When she’d read those a trillion times over and knew them by heart, she’d start reading her textbooks for the coming year.

Jennifer didn't consider writing until she began reading stories to her two boys. Those books were so much fun and clever, creating one seemed like the best thing anyone could do. She took writing classes and workshops and read lots about writing. She wrote bad stuff and not-so-bad stuff until she had written a whole book about a boy who really didn’t want to give a speech.

That book Speechless was published by Scholastic and nominated for many awards. Jennifer has enjoyed visiting numerous schools and libraries to talk to students about the joys of reading, writing, and procrastination. See her website for more information about her author visits and workshops.

Jennifer lives in Burlington, Ontario with her husband. When she isn’t writing, Jennifer likes to read recipe books and cook things like biryani, cassava pone, and guacamole. She can also twist a mean balloon animal.

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada


Speechless. Scholastic, 2015
Captain Monty takes the Plunge. Kids Can Press, 2017


Winner, Surrey Schools Book of the Year for Speechless, 2017
Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award for Speechless, 2017
Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice) for Speechless, 2017
Short-listed, Langley Book of the Year for Speechless, 2017
Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award for Speechless, 2016
Short-listed, IODE Canada Violet Downey Award for Speechless, 2016
Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice) for Speechless, 2016
Commended, OLA Best Bets for Speechless, 2015
Commended, CBC Best Books of the Year for Speechless, 2015
Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens for Speechless, 2016
Commended, TD Summer Reading Club for Speechless, 2017
Junior Library Guild selection for Captain Monty Takes the Plunge, 2017
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Presentation Description

With a background in child psychology, and experience working with children of all ages in educational and health settings, Jennifer is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker who relates easily to students and adults. She enjoys sharing her love of reading and the discovery of the surprises that lie between the covers of a book. She is also delighted to introduce students to story writing and the joys of editing and revising.

For details of Jennifer's presentations and workshops, please go to

Presentation Length:
45 to 60 minutes
fiction, middle-grade, picture book, workshops
3 to 12
Audience size:
up to 200 for presentations, up to 30 for writing workshope
Northern OAC WITS:
One session:
Two sessions:
GST not applicable