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Marina Cohen


Marina Cohen has a Master's Degree in French Literature from the University of Toronto. She grew up in Scarborough, Ontario where she spent far too much time asking herself, What if? In elementary school her favourite author was Edgar Allan Poe. She loved "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Pit and The Pendulum" and aspired to write similar stories. She is attracted to the fantastical, the bizarre, and all things creepy.

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


Shadow of the Moon. Vanwell Publishing Ltd., 2007
Trick of the Light. Vanwell Publishing Ltd., 2007
Ghost Ride. Dundurn Press, 2009
Mind Gap. Dundurn Press, 2011
Chasing the White Witch. Dundurn Press, 2011
The Inn Between. Roaring Brook Press, 2016
The Doll's Eye. Roaring Brook Press, 2017


Red Maple Honour Book for Ghost Ride, 2011
Junior Library Guild Selection for The Inn Between, 2016
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Presentation Description

My Path to Publication: Humourous and engaging, Marina takes her audience along on her bumpy road toward publication—a road paved with disappointment, rejection and more than a few tears. Using drama and student participation, Marina demonstrates four techniques she uses to write suspenseful scenes.

Presentation Length:
1 hour
Children's, YA
Audience size:
no max.
Northern OAC WITS:
One session:
GST not applicable