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)

Fourteen-year-old Paisley loves to sing. She dreams of being a pop star just like her idol, Denzi, who also grew up in the small town of Stonehill. The problem is, Paisley suffers from severe stage fright. She can only sing in private. When word gets out that a famous Stratford actor who has worked with Denzi is staying at a local B&B, Paisley decides it’s time to face her fears. She convinces the actor to tutor her and signs up to sing in a high-profile fundraiser.

Read an excerpt here.