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John Wilson

John Wilson

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John Wilson is the author of  thirty historical fiction and non-fiction books for kids, teens and adults. He has recently begun uploading his backlist as eBooks. John would love to present at your school or conference. His aim is to promote a passion for history and writing in his audiences. Check out his website and blog for more details on his books, presentations and upcoming tours.

Vancouver, Victoria


Red Goodwin. Ronsdale, 2006
Four Steps to Death. Kids Can, 2005
Flames of the Tiger. Kids Can, 2003
And in the Morning. Kids Can, 2003
Shot at Dawn. Scholastic, 2011
Written in Blood. Ora, 2010
Death on the River. Orca, 2009
Lost in Spain. Kindle eBook, 2011
Germania. Kindle eBook, 2011
And in the Morning. Kindle eBook, 2011
North with Franklin: The Lost Journals of James Fitzjames. Kindle eBook, 2011


White Pine (shortlist) for Four Steps to Death, 2007
Red Maple (shortlist) for Red Goodwin, 2007
Geoffrey Bilson Honour Book for Four Steps to Death, 2006
Finalist Governor General's Award for The Alchemist's Dream, 2009
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

The author gives historically based presentations using his books, research material and stories. His presentation style is flexible and interactive and he can tailor his sessions to appropriate curricula topics.

Presentation Length:
1 hour
Historical Fiction/ writing
5 to 10
Audience Size:
Workshop Description:

Workshops: The author leads workshops on how historical subjects may be used to create lively and exciting fiction and non-fiction.