Charis Cotter with Escape to Create

Charis Cotter with Escape to Create

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Children’s author, actor and storyteller Charis Cotter exemplifies the rich oral traditions of her homeland, Newfoundland, Canada. Cotter is author of a critically acclaimed young readers non-fiction series The Remarkable Lives ofFamous AuthorsChild ProdigiesChild Monarchs… Her first fiction novel for young readers, The Swallow:  A Ghost Story, is a starred selection for 2015 Best Book for Kids & Teens by Canadian Children’s Book Centre, is an 2015 Honour Book, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award, and is designated Finalist for the 2016 Rocky Mountain Book Award. Cotter will complete the final draft of her next book, The Painting:  A Ghost Story, planned for publication in Canada in 2017(Random House). She will present “The Ghosts of Grates Cove”, her popular interactive reading given in schools and libraries across Canada and will conduct “Writing The Bones,” a mystery-writing workshop focusing on structure and the elements of suspense.