Published by Great Plains Publications
When cousins Ford, Ellie and Gavin, discover their great-grandfather was a rogue World War 2 spymaster, they must outrun MI6 and the CIA through the streets of Paris, relying on their wits and Ford’s newfound clairvoyant skills to unlock Great-Granddad’s spy secrets buried in the past. Great-Granddad hid something important to the war effort and these agencies want it back!
Jodi Carmichael is a multi-published Canadian author who has won multiple awards. Her debut children’s book, Spaghetti is Not a Finger Food(and Other Life Lessons), was published in 2013 by the California-based publisher, Little Pickle Press. In 2013, it won a Silver Moonbeam award, for Best First Book and a Gold Mom’s Choice award for Juvenile Books. In the same year it also won the Silver Benjamin Franklin Digital Award for innovation in an electronic book.
Her first book followed a day in the life of a quirky young boy named Connor. Connor has Asperger’s Syndrome and the book was intended to increase understanding and acceptance of those on the Autism spectrum. According to Carmichael: “The theme is acceptance – of yourself and others.” In addition to being an author, Carmichael is also a strong advocate for Asperger’s Syndrome.
Her second book, Forever Julia, was published in 2015 by Winnipeg-based publisher, Great Plains Publications. Forever Julia is a contemporary teen novel about a 16-year-old girl who falls hard, for the wrong boy. Julia slowly realizes that love and infatuation can turn dark. Fast. Ultimately only Julia can decide what lines cannot be crossed.
Forever Julia was featured in the Spring 2015 issue of Quill and Quire Magazine as an expose on contemporary teen literature dealing with tough issues such as relationship abuse and sexual abuse.
10 Favourite Books and 1 Not So Much
Danny, The Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Iriving
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton