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Shane Peacock

Peacock
Photo: Kevin Kelly 2001

Shane was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, grew up in Kapuskasing, and was educated at Trent University and then the University of Toronto where he studied under Robertson Davies. A versatile writer, he is the author of the critically-acclaimed Boy Sherlock Holmes series - including Eye of the Crow, Death in the Air, Vanishing Girl, and The Secret Fiend - The Great Farini biography, and The Dylan Maples Adventures for Young Adults; a journalist published in Sports Illustrated, Saturday Night, Readers Digest and Maclean’s; playwright of The Art of Silent Killing, and The Devil and Joseph Scriven; and documentary screenwriter of such films as Team Spirit for CTV. While writing books, plays and films for readers and viewers large and small, he lives with his family near Cobourg, Ontario.

Phone number:
905-342-2246

Publications

Monster in the Mountains. Toronto: Penguin, 2003.
Unusual Heroes: Canada’s Prime Ministers. Toronto: Penguin, 2002.
Bone Beds of the Badlands. Toronto: Penguin, 1999.
The Mystery of Ireland’s Eye. Toronto: Penguin, 1999.
The Great Farini: The High Wire Life of William Hunt. Toronto: Penguin, 1995.
Eye of the Crow: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His First Case. Tundra Books, 2007
Death in the Air: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Second Case. Tundra Books, 2008
Vanishing Girl: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His 3rd Case. Tundra Books, 2009
The Secret Fiend: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His 4th Case. Tundra Books, 2010

Awards

National Magazine Award for “Team Spirit,” Elm Street Magazine, 2001.
Shortlisted, Red Maple Award for The Mystery of Ireland’s Eye, 1999.
Shortlisted, Hackmatack Children’s Choice for The Mystery of Ireland’s Eye, 1999.
Shortlisted, Arthur Ellis Award for Bone Beds of the Badlands, 2002.
Shortlisted, Red Maple for Bone Beds of the Badlands, 2002.
Shortlisted, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award for Eye of the Crow, 2008
A Quill & Quire Book of the Year for Eye of the Crow, 2007
Winner Gold Medal, Foreword Magazine for Juvenile Fiction for Eye of the Crow, 2008
American Library Association (Booklist) Top Ten Youth Mystery for Eye of the Crow, 2008
Winner, The Violet Downey Award for Eye of the Crow, 2008
Premier Selection, Junior Library Guild of America for Eye of the Crow, 2007
Premier Selection, Junior Library Guild of America for Death in the Air, 2008
Honour Book, Canadian Library Association Children's Book of the Year for Eye of the Crow, 2008
Honour Book, Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year for Eye of the Crow, 2008
Winner, The Arthur Ellis Award for Eye of the Crow, 2008
Shortlisted, Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award for Eye of the Crow, 2009
Silver Winner, The Nautilus Award for Eye of the Crow, 2008
Top Ten Young Adult Books, Ontario Library Association for Eye of the Crow, 2007
Book of Note, Tri-State Young Adult Fiction Books for Eye of the Crow, 2008
Winner, Moonbeam Children's Book Award, Pre-Teen Fiction for Eye of the Crow, 2008
Shortlist, TD Canadian Children's Literature Award for Eye of the Crow, 2008
Honour Book, Silver Birch Award for Eye of the Crow, 2008
Shortlist, Red Cedar Award for Eye of the Crow, 2009
Shortlist, Rocky Mountain Award for Eye of the Crow, 2009
Shortlist, Snow Willow Award for Eye of the Crow, 2009
Shortlist, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Eye of the Crow, 2008
Best Books, Canadian Children's Book Centre for Eye of the Crow, 2008
Shortlist, TD Canadian Children's Literature Award for Death in the Air, 2009
Shortlist, Canadian Library Association Children's Book of the Year for Death in the Air, 2009
Shortlist, Violet Downey Award for Death in the Air, 2009
Shortlist, Silver Birch Award for Death in the Air, 2010
Shortlist, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award for Death in the Air, 2010
Best Mysteries, Mystery Book News Books of the Year for Death in the Air, 2008
Top Ten, Ontario Library Association Best Bets for Death in the Air, 2008
Resources LInks Best Books for Death in the Air, 2008
Premier Selection, Junior Library Guild of America for Vanishing Girl, 2009
Premier Selection, Junior Library Guild of America for The Secret Fiend, 2010
Winner, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, Children's Book of the Year for Vanishing Girl, 2010
Winner, The Violet Downey Award for Vanishing Girl, 2010
Winner, Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award for Vanishing Girl, 2010
Honour Book, Canadian Library Association Children's Book of the Year for Vanishing Girl, 2010
Shortlist, Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year for Vanishing Girl, 2010
Shortlist, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Vanishing Girl, 2010
Shortlist, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award for Vanishing Girl, 2011
Top Ten, Ontario Library Association Best Bets for Vanishing Girl, 2009
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Length:
60 min.
Genre:
Fiction/Non-F (YA & adult), plays, journalism, tv
Grades:
4-8
Audience size:
200
Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$350
Two sessions:
$650
Three sessions:
$900
Four sessions:
$1000
GST:
GST applicable