Can you guess which Saskatchewan author, illustrator or performer this happy little mountain girl grew up to be?
I was born in Edmonton, Alberta. I now live in Regina. I am an author who has written a picture book, a middle grade novel, young adult novels, plays, and songs. I wanted to become a scientist, a writer or a nun when I grew up. I became a computer scientist, a writer and a church administrator!
If you’ve written a Young Adult novel, a Middle Grade novel, a chapter book for early readers, or a picture book, the first thousand words are what will capture a potential publisher or agent. They have to be pitch perfect.
Or maybe you’ve started a new project and you’re not sure if the opening is working.
CANSCAIP Sask is here to help. Submit the first thousand words of your manuscript and up to two questions and our team of experienced, published authors will give you editorial feedback so you can polish those pages or find out if you’re headed in the right direction.
The edits will be done anonymously as Tracked Changes in a Word Document, as professional publishers use. Your pages will be returned to you within six weeks, with comments alongside the text, and with edits done on lines that need them.
The cost for CANSCAIP Members or Friends is $45, and $65 for all others. One manuscript per registration, but you can register up to two times. The funds raised will go towards the CANSCAIP Prairie Horizons Conference in 2023.
This offer will be open from January 1st until January 31st or until 95 registrations have been received.
Can you guess which Saskatchewan author, illustrator or performer this little reader grew up to be?
I was born in Saskatoon. I now live in Saskatoon. I am an author and editor, who has written picture books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, poetry and short stories. I wanted to become a teacher when I grew up, and I did!
Can you guess which Saskatchewan author, illustrator or performer this happy baby grew up to be?
I was born in Regina. I now live in Qu’Appelle. I am an author and illustrator, who has written picture books, early chapter books, middle grade novels, and young adult novels. I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. I became many things including a writer, and an online curriculum developer. WHO AM I? (answer)
Can you guess which Saskatchewan author, illustrator or performer this lovely girl grew up to be?
I was born in Meaford, Ontario. I now live in Saskatoon. I am an author, who has written a middle grade novel, picture books, magazine articles and recently had a story published in an anthology. I wanted to be one of the characters on Sesame Street when I grew up. I became an Early Childhood Educator, working as a Children’s Programmer in a public library and then supervising licensed Home-Child-Care providers for the regional government. WHO AM I? (answer)
Can you guess which Saskatchewan author, illustrator or performer this little darling grew up to be?
I was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. I now live in Martensville. I am an author, who has written picture books and an early chapter book for children. I wanted to be a veterinarian when I grew up. I became a research technician and then an educational assistant. WHO AM I? (answer)
At our Biennial General Meeting on May 22nd, we said good-bye and thank you to outgoing president Paula Jane Remlinger and Secretary-Treasurer Melanie McFarlane.
Introducing our new president – Kristine Scarrow:
Kristine Scarrow has worked as a freelance editor and as editor-in-chief for two magazines. She also spent several years editing for a book publisher and considers the editing process to be one of the most challenging but satisfying parts of crafting a book. Kristine is currently the Writer-in-Residence at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. She is the author of four young adult novels. (Photo by Danielle Mase)
and our new Secretary-Treasurer – Jessica Williams:
Jessica Williams was born and raised in BC and now lives in Swift Current with her wee family. She loves to create; writing, painting, knitting, sewing, crochet, scrapbooking, pottery, stained glass… you name it and she has something in her house that she made herself, even if it didn’t turn out very good. An advocate for mental health awareness, her first book, Mama’s Cloud was named one of the best indie books of 2018 by Kirkus Reviews. Her favorite quote is “in a world where you can be anything, be kind.”
Thank you to Krisitine and Jessica for stepping up to fill these roles!