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Resume : Cora's curriculum vitae

 

 

RESUME

Cora was born at Fort Qu'Appelle and grew up on a farm near Fort Carlton in Saskatchewan. She attended high school in Duck Lake. In 1955 she moved to Alberta. She currently resides in three places: her home base of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; her summer home at Sauble Beach, Ontario; and her winter home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

She was editor of the Alberta Poetry Yearbook from 1980 to l985. Her articles and short stories have been published in Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Heritage Magazine, Branching Out, Canadian Author and Bookman and The Edmonton Journal. Short Stories have been aired on CBC's "Alberta Anthology" and "Booktime" and two of her stage musicals have seen production. She was Editor of the Canadian Children's Book News from 1993-1996. She has been a speaker at many Conferences and Conventions and has taught numerous creative writing classes in Canada and the United States.

WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE
In 1989 she served as Writer-in-Residence at the Calgary Public Library and in 1990 she was Writer-in-Residence at the St. Albert Public Library. She was Writer-in-Residence at Grant MacEwan Community College in Edmonton in 1994. In 1997 she was Writer-in-Residence at Jane Franklin College, University of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

PUBLISHED WORKS

JULIE, Western Producer Prairie Books, l985
(Swedish Trans.) Julies Gava Bok Forlaget Natur Och Kultur, 1987
(Book club p.b. Canada, Australia and N.Z.) Scholastic-TAB, l987
(Dutch trans.) Het Zevende Kind, Altiora Averbode, l988
(British) Spindlewood Books 1988
(British p.b.) Canongate Kelpies 1990
(German Trans.) Julie und die Fliegenden Schiffe, Verlag St. Gabriel 1990
(mass market p.b.) Greystone/Douglas & McIntyre, 1995
(Japanese Trans) Shogakukan August 2003

THE DOLL Western Producer Prairie Books, l987
(Dutch Trans.) De Pop, Altiora Averbode, 1988
(British p.b.) Canongate Kelpies, 1989
(U.S.A. p.b.) Yesterday's Doll, Apple Paperbacks, 1990
(mass market p.b.) Greystone/Douglas & McIntyre, 1995
(British quality p.b.) Floris Books, 2002

JULIE'S SECRET, Western Producer Prairie Books, l991
(mass market p.b.) Greystone/Douglas & McIntyre, 1995

GHOST VOYAGES, Scholastic-Tab, March 1992
(Reprint) Coteau Books (q.p.b.)2002

SUMMER OF THE MAD MONK, Greystone Books/Douglas & McIntyre, 1994
(mass market p.b.) Greystone/Douglas & McIntyre, 1995

VANISHING ACT, Red Deer College Press (quality p.b.) 1997

ON WINGS OF A DRAGON Fitzhenry & Whiteside (h.c.) 2001
(Paperback) Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2003

GHOST VOYAGES II: The Matthew Coteau Books (q.p.b.) 2002

ANGELIQUE: The Buffalo Hunt Penquin (q.p.b.) 2002

OUT ON THE PRAIRIE (Picture book) Scholastic Canada (h.c.) 2002
(Paperback) Scholastic Canada 2005

THE DEADLY DANCE (young adult novel) Coteau Books2003

GHOST VOYAGES III: Endeavour and Resolution (juvenile novel) Coteau Books 2004

ANGELIQUE II: The Long Way Home (juvenile novel) Penguin 2005


AT PUBLISHERS

ON WINGS OF EVIL (sequel to ON WINGS OF A DRAGON) Fitzhenry & Whiteside to be published Spring 2005

THE SPY WHO WASN’T THERE: Adventure in Istanbul (reprint of VANISHING ACT) Coteau Books to be published in Spring 2005

ANGELIQUE III: Autumn Alone (juvenile novel) Penguin to be published in 2005

WORKS IN PROGRESS

THE SPY WHO WASN’T THERE : The Mayan Adventure (y.a. novel - sequel to Adventure in Istanbul)

Ghost Voyages IV:

Angelique IV: Angel in the Snow

AWARDS

(for Julie)
Canada Council Children's Literature Prize 1985 (Now Governor General’s Award)
Canadian Library Association Book-of-the-Year for Children l986
1991 Austrian Youth Book Prize (for Julie und die Fliegenden Schiffe) in translation.
Alberta Writers Guild R. Ross Annett Award for Excellence in Writing for Children, l985, Runner-up for Ruth Schwartz Award l986,
Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice",
Shortlisted on Pacific Northwestern Library Association Award.

(for The Doll)
Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award l988 (Can. Booksellers)
Honourable Mention Canadian Library Association Book-of-the-Year for Children l988,
Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice".

(for Julie's Secret)
White Raven Book selected International Youth Library - 1992
Canadian Library Association `Notable Book' - 1992
Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice"
Nominee South Australia Reading Cup - 1993

(for Summer of the Mad Monk)
Canadian Library Association Book-of-the-Year for Children 1995
Shortlisted for Ruth Schwartz Award - 1995
Shortlisted for Mr. Christie Award - 1995
Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice"
Shortlisted for Silver Birch Award (Ontario Library Association)


(for Ghost Voyages)
Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice"

(for Vanishing Act)
Shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Junior Award - 1997 (Crime Writers of Canada)
Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice"
Exporting Alberta Award Winner 1998

(for On Wings of a Dragon)
Runner Up Golden Eagle Book Award - 2003
Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice"
Learning Resources “Best of the Best” Reading List Choice
Nominated for the Red Maple Award (Ontario Library Assoc)
Lethbridge Rocky Mountain Book Award List Choice

(for Out on the Prairie)
Nominated Shining Willow Award - 2003
(for Angelique: The Buffalo Hunt)
Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Our Choice” Award
Learning Resources “Best of the Best” Reading List Choice
Nominated Golden Eagle Award 2004

(for Ghost Voyages II: The Matthew)
Nominated Red Cedar Award 2005
Nominated Golden Eagle Award 2005

Positions Held with Professional Organizations

Positions currently held:

Appointed to Public Lending Rights Commission (2000)
President, CAA Fund to Develop Canadian Writers
Past-President, Alberta Branch, Canadian Authors Association

Previously held:

Board of Directors CanCopy
Finance Committee CanCopy
National President, Canadian Authors Association 1994-1996
President, Edmonton Branch Canadian Authors Association (three terms)
Alberta Vice-President, National Executive, Canadian Authors Association 1980-85, 2003-05
Awards Chair, National Executive, Canadian Authors Association
Jurist, Governor General's Awards in Children's Literature (also Chaired Jury one year). Executive, Alberta CANSCAIP (CANadian Society for Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers)
Executive, Edmonton Children's Literature Roundtable
Fiction Trustee, CAA Literary Awards
Judge, Children’s Book Centre “Our Choice” Awards
Board of Directors, Young Alberta Book Society
Awards Committee, Writer's Guild of Alberta
Trustee for Drama, Canadian Authors Association Literary Awards
Jurist, Writer's Guild of Alberta Awards in Children's Literature
Jurist, Saskatchewan Writers Guild, Short Story for Children
Jurist, Vicky Metcalf Award
Jurist, Writing and Publishing, Canada Council (re readings)
Jurist, Fiction, Canadian Authors Association Literary Awards
Jurist, Drama, Canadian Authors Association Literary Awards
Trustee for Air Canada Award, Canadian Authors Association Literary Awards
Jurist, Canada Council Short Term Grants
Director, Alberta Poetry Yearbook l985-1990
Biography Trustee, CAA Literary Awards 1999-2004

HONOURS

Allan Sangster Award for "Service to the Writers of Canada" 1990
City of Edmonton Arts Achievement Award - 1986
County of Parkland Outstanding Achievement Award - 1980

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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