TD Canadian Children’s Book Week connects Canadian authors and illustrators with children and teens across Canada. Tour participants speak to their audiences about the pleasures of reading and the delights of Canadian children’s books through their presentations and workshops. Meeting authors, illustrators and storytellers can be a turning point in a child’s life, inspiring a lifelong love of reading.
Eileen Cook was at The Learning Exchange/CDC Vimont on Tuesday May 8th for a morning and an afternoon session. Eileen’s books were given as prizes and Eileen signed all book prizes, to the delight of the lucky winners!
Eileen Cook is a multi-published author with her novels appearing in eight languages. Her books have been optioned for film and TV. She spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer. Her newest book, THE HANGING GIRL, came out in October 2017. She’s an instructor/mentor with the Simon Fraser University Writer’s Studio Program.
Eileen lives in Vancouver with her husband and two very naughty dogs and no longer wishes to be anyone or anywhere else.
- Finalist for the 2017 Amy Mather Teen Book Award
“Eileen’s energy and passion never flagged, the quality of her last workshop equaled the high quality of her first.”
—Librarian, Vancouver Public Library
“Eileen’s humour, expertise and pacing is respected and appreciated by teens and teachers alike.”
—Teacher, Earl Marriott Secondary
“Teen Services at Vancouver Public Library has hosted Eileen on several occasions since 2011 and we have always been impressed by her enthusiasm, professionalism, and ability to captivate a young audience. We have hosted her both as a workshop leader and a keynote speaker. Her workshops are always funny, full of great stories that are entertaining, convey knowledge and wisdom, and are age appropriate.”
—Vancouver Public Library
“Eileen was an engaging presenter who enthusiastically entertained and informed our students. Her humour has the students giggling and her interactive presentation had students talking, moving and playing. It is not always easy to engage teenagers: Eileen was able to do just that.”
—Librarian, Richmond School District
“Mrs. Cook was very gracious and funny, answering all questions in a kid-friendly way. One student even went home after the visit and was inspired to start her own story.”
—Teacher, Bellevue School District
“Eileen is the quintessential writer’s editor pithy, succinct, and with a brilliant eye for detail.”
—Kc Dyer author of Amazon bestselling Finding Fraser
“Eileen helped me focus my writing, streamline my scenes, and quicken my pacing. Her guidance and advice along the way, her generosity, and her amazing ability to kill my darlings (when I couldn’t) make her invaluable.”
—Kelly Charron, author of Pretty Wicked