Box 516, Lions Bay, BC, V0N 2E0
[In Ontario, please contact Authors' Booking Service HERE.]
kc dyer was born in Calgary, and after a peripatetic decade or two now lives with an ever-changing menagerie of children and other animals in a village north of Vancouver, British Columbia. kc is the author of a number of books for young adults that are published in North America and the UK. Having a secret fondness for inducing nausea in teens, kc can often be found sharing some of the greatest grotesque moments in history with large groups of students of all ages.
Guest speaker/Presentation information
kc dyer, author of six historical fiction and contemporary novels for young adults, is a dynamic speaker available to come to your English/Writing and Social Studies classes. A former teacher and award-winning writer, kc dyer has spoken before thousands of students in grades 4 – 12. She has appeared as a presenter at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference, Word on the Street, the Canadian Children’s Book Tour and many other events. Talks are structured to suit the audience and are available for groups of all sizes.
- Middle Ages / Black Plague
- Canada’s Past & People
- Immigration & Cultural Diversity
- Teens: Body image & Self-esteem
- Writers & Writing Today
- Learning to be a Writer
- Publishing’s Murky Underworld
Rates: $350 [one 1-hour session], $500 [two 1-hour sessions].
Other rates negotiable. Travel expenses charged for out of town presentations but may be split among several schools in the same area.
Contact kc dyer:(604) 312-7813
[In Ontario, please contact Authors' Booking Service HERE].
Presentation audience age groups: grades 4-6, grades 7-8, high school, college/university/adult
Books /Published work
kc dyer is the author of both juvenile fiction and YA fiction
FACING FIRE (middle grade novel), published by Doubleday Books, a division of Random House, Toronto, 2010. ISBN 978-0-385-66638-1
A WALK THROUGH A WINDOW (middle grade novel), published by Doubleday Books, a division of Random House, Toronto, 2009. ISBN 978-0-385-66637-4 (0-385-66637-3)
MS. ZEPHYR'S NOTEBOOK (young adult novel), published by The Dundurn Group, Toronto, 2007. ISBN 978-1-55002-691-7
SHADES OF RED, (young adult novel), published by Boardwalk Books, The Dundurn Group, Toronto, 2005. ISBN: 1-5502-545-7
SECRET OF LIGHT, (young adult novel), published by Boardwalk Books, The Dundurn Group, Toronto, 2003. ISBN: 1-55002-477-9
SEEDS OF TIME, (young adult novel), published by Boardwalk Books, The Dundurn Group, Toronto, 2002.ISBN: 1-55002-414-0
"The Swim", (short story) SHORELINES: A Millennium Anthology, published by the North Shore Writers' Association, Vancouver, October, 2000.
Awards & Recognition
Recipient: Surrey International Writers' Conference Special Achievement Award, 2002.
Shortlisted: Chocolate Lily Award for SECRET OF LIGHT, 2005.
Canadian Children's Book Centre Touring Author for Canadian Children's Book Week, 2007.
Nominated: Cybils Award for MS. ZEPHYR'S NOTEBOOK, 2007, A WALK THROUGH A WINDOW, 2009, FACING FIRE, 2010.