Paisley loves to sing and dreams of being a pop star. The problem is, she suffers from stage fright and can only sing when she’s by herself. On impulse, she signs up to perform at a fundraiser to save a local farm. Chances are good that this could turn out to be a total disaster.

Raw Talent

Raw Talent, part of Orca’s Limelights series about the performing arts, Fall 2018.

“A timely story, well written.” 4**** Highly Recommended, CM Magazine.

“Appealing, accessible stories for teens interested in the arts that will tempt them to become avid readers. (Fiction. 12-18)” Kirkus

“Raw Talent is a feel-good hi-lo novel for older middle graders and young teens.” CanLit for LittleCanadians review.

Read an interview with Jocelyn about the book here.


Resource Links – October 24, 2018
“This book will appeal to young readers who have an interest in performance and happy endings.”
“Written at a fourth and fifth grade reading level…the authentic story line will keep realistic fiction fans engaged.” (School Library Journal 2019-01-23)

Read an excerpt here.