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L.M. Falcone

Falcone
Photo: emily haverman 2002

L.M. Falcone is a former television writer for such series as The Littlest Hobo, The New Monkees! and the hugely popular pre-teen series Are You Afraid of the Dark? Lucy spent ten years writing for television and film in Los Angeles before returning to Canada. She is a former teacher who resigned early in her career to pursue writing. Some colourful odd jobs kept body and soul together – Private Investigator for the Acadia Investigation Bureau, catering for the television series The Golden Girls and, she once applied for a job as a fish plucker! Lucy loves to travel when researching a new project. She’s lived in an Amish community in Pennsylvania and on a sheep farm in England - in the very village where Robin Hood lived! Lucy now makes Toronto her home.

Phone number:
416-503-0660

Publications

Walking With The Dead. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2005.
The Mysterious Mummer. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2003.
Room For Rent. Are You Afraid Of The Dark?. Nickelodeon, 1995.
Unfinished Painting. Are You Afraid Of The Dark?. Nickelodeon, 1994.
The Littlest Hobo. CTV, 1984.
The Devil, The Banshee and Me. Kids Can Press, 2006.
The Midnight Curse. Toronto, Kids Can Press, 2010.

Awards

Bronze Award for best Television Pilot at the Houston International Film & Television Festival, 1992.
Silver Birch Award for Walking with the Dead, 2007.
Saskatchewan Diamond Willow Award for Walking With the Dead, 2007.
Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award for Walking With the Dead, 2007.
Shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for The Devil, the Banshee and Me, 2007.
Honour Book winner – Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award, 2008.
Red Cedar Award for The Devil, The Banshee and Me, 2009
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Three hot spooky books and a hit television series all get discussed and dissected in this fast-moving, interactive presentation. As a former television writer, and now an author, I use videos, novels and picture books to cover the many areas of writing. Some of these include Handy Tips/ Research/ Brainstorming/ Editing and Publishing. I also read from my novels and talk about the importance of inspiration and imagination. My presentation runs 1 ½ hours.

Presentation Length:
1 hr plus Q&A
Genre:
Fiction
Grades:
4-8
Audience size:
90-100
Workshop Description:

Northern OAC WITS:
Yes
One session:
$300
Two sessions:
$500
Three sessions:
$700
One session:
$200
Two sessions:
$400
Three sessions:
$550
GST:
GST not applicable