Born and raised in London, Ontario, Jocelyn graduated from York University and has studied writing at St. Lawrence College and the Humber School for Writers. She always wanted to be a writer, and won her first award at age nine, for poems entered in the local Hobby Fair.
Besides novels and stories for teens, she has published stories for adults and writes women’s fiction as Elizabeth Sage.
Her YA books Getting a Life and Seraphina’s Circle and her tween series River Boy, Beyond River Boy and Way Beyond River Boy have been translated into Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and German for Stabenfeldt’s GIRL:IT bookclubs.
Jocelyn now lives in Toronto and on Vancouver Island.
Read her guest post on writing on Cheryl Rainfield’s blog here.
Read her Dear Teen Me blog post here. p
Read how Jocelyn got started in publishing here.
Read Debbi Ohi’s InkyGirl interview with Jocelyn here. **********Re
Read another interview here:
Honours for books: Click here to visit books page
Selected Honours for stories:
* Shortlisted for the 2015 SiWC writing contest.
* Winner of the Surrey International Writers’ Conference 2011 Writing for Young People Award
* John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award, 2012 semi-finalist and 2010 Runner-up.
* The Toronto Star’s Short Story Contest, 2009 Finalist and 1997 Runner-up
* Finalist CBC Literary Awards, 1992 and 2001