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Jocelyn Shipley

Jocelyn Shipley


Jocelyn Shipley was born in London, Ontario. She graduated from York University with a degree in psychology and has attended the Humber school for Writers. She writers for both the YA and Adult markets. She lives in Toronto and on Vancouver Island.

Toronto, ON


Stranded. Orca Book Publishers, 2020
Raw Talent. Orca Book Publishers, 2018
Impossible. Orca Books, 2018
Shatterproof. Orca, 2016
How to Tend a Grave. Great Plains Teen Fiction / Great Plains Publications, 2012
Cleavage: Breakaway Fiction for Real Girls (co-editor). Sumach Press, 2008
Seraphina's Circle. Sumach Press, 2005
Cross My Heart. Sumach Press, 2004
Getting a Life. Sumach Press, 2002


Surrey Internation Writers' Conference Writing for Young People Award, 2011
Nominated for the Stellar Award for Seraphina's Circle, 2007/2008
Resource Links Best of 2006 for Seraphina's Circle, 2006
CCBC "Our Choice" Selection for Cross My Heart, 2005.
First Place (shared), Kingston Literary Awards, 2000.
Finalist, Writers' Union of Canada Short Prose Competition of Developing Writers, 1999.
Canadian Chidren's Book Centre "Our Choice" Selection for Getting a Life, 2003.
Finalist, CBC Literary Awards, 1992 and 2001.
Gold Medal Moonbeam Award for YA Fiction - Mature Issues for How To Tend a Grave, 2012
Eligible for National Public Readings Program: