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. Jocelyn writes for both teens and adults, and now lives in Toronto and on Vancouver Island.
Honours for YA books: Click on covers on books page.
Jocelyn’s 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 book clubs.
Read a profile on the CWILL BC blog here.
Read Jocelyn’s guest post on writing on Cheryl Rainfield’s blog here.
Read how Jocelyn got started in publishing here.
Read Debbi Ohi’s InkyGirl interview with Jocelyn here.
Selected Honours for stories:
Winner of the 2017 Victoria-by-the-sea Literary Festival Inaugural Story Contest
Shortlisted for the 2015 Surrey International Writers’ Conference writing contest.
Winner of the Surrey International Writers’ Conference 2011 Writing for Young People Award
John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award, 2017 and 2012 semi-finalist, 2010 Runner-up
The Toronto Star’s Short Story Contest, 2009 Finalist and 1997 Runner-up
Finalist CBC Literary Awards, 1992 and 2001