[Melanie's book] Fast Slide was named a Best of 2010 book by Resource Links magazine.Way to go, Melanie! Melanie is available for local author readings. See recent flyer.
In her other recent book No Way Out, the main character, 15-year-old Sam Jellicoe, is sent against his wishes to live with his mother and new stepfather in Winnipeg. He’s in a department store when a gunman takes hostages, locks the doors and shuts off all the power.
“ He has to figure a way out and stay safe,” Jackson said. “ He’s on his own and no one can help him.
Lines blur between adult and teen novels
The Vancouver Sun
19 Feb 2011
Books such as Harry Potter, The Book Thief or The Hunger Games have crossed the traditional lines between teen and adult fiction, something some literary types say is a bit of a trend. Jamie Broadhurst, vice-president of marketing at Raincoast Books,...read more...