Member Profile

R.J. Anderson

Photo: Mindy Gough 2016

R.J. (Rebecca) Anderson was writing stories at eight, started her first novel at twelve, and is now the author of nine published fantasy novels for older children and teens including KNIFE (Hachette UK Canada, 2009), the tale of a fierce young faery who fights to save her dying people while concealing her forbidden friendship with a human, and the Andre Norton award-shortlisted teen thriller ULTRAVIOLET (Carolrhoda Lab, 2011).

Her Silver Birch Award-nominated, CLA Top Ten and OLA Best Bets selection A POCKET FULL OF MURDER (Simon & Schuster, 2015) is a magical mystery set in an alternate version of 1930's Toronto, where twelve-year-old Isaveth sets out to solve the murder of one of the town's leading citizens and prove her beloved papa's innocence. The adventure continues in A LITTLE TASTE OF POISON (Sept. 2016), also a CLA Top Ten pick for 2017.

Rebecca lives with her husband and three young sons in Stratford, Ontario.

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

KNIFE. Orchard Books / Hachette UK Canada, 2009
REBEL. Orchard Books / Hachette UK Canada, 2010
ARROW. Orchard Books / Hachette UK Canada, 2011
ULTRAVIOLET. Carolrhoda Lab / Lerner Books, 2011
SWIFT. Orchard Books UK, 2012
QUICKSILVER. Carolrhoda Lab / Lerner Books, 2013
NOMAD. Orchard Books UK, 2014
A POCKET FULL OF MURDER. Atheneum / Simon & Schuster, 2015
A LITTLE TASTE OF POISON. Atheneum / Simon & Schuster, 2016

Awards

CLA Book of the Year (Honour) for KNIFE (under previous title of Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter), 2010
Concorde Book Prize (Winner) for KNIFE, 2011
Andre Norton (Nebula) Award Finalist for ULTRAVIOLET, 2012
OLA Best Bets for Children for A POCKET FULL OF MURDER, 2016
CLA Book of the Year (Top Ten Finalist) for A POCKET FULL OF MURDER, 2016
Christy Award (YA Finalist) for REBEL, 2016
Silver Birch Award (Finalist) for A POCKET FULL OF MURDER, 2017
OLA Best Bets for Children for A LITTLE TASTE OF POISON, 2017
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

For details about my presentations and fee structure, please visit my page at Authors' Booking Service and/or the Speaking page of my personal website.

Presentation Length:
45-60 minutes
Genre:
middle grade, YA, fantasy, science fiction, mystery
Grades:
4-12
Audience size:
any
Workshop Description:

For details about my workshops and fee structure, please visit my page at Authors' Booking Service and/or the Speaking page of my personal website.

Northern OAC WITS:
Yes
GST:
GST not applicable