Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Twin Annick Authors Go West for Red Cedar Visits

Red Cedar nominees Charis Cotter (Kids Who Rule) and Laurie Coulter (Cowboys and Coffin Makers) had a wonderful time last week as guests of the Richmond Public Library. Charis visited libraries and schools in Richmond, North Vancouver, Vancouver and Victoria, while Laurie gave presentations in Richmond, Vancouver and Surrey. Enthusiastic students, welcoming librarians, stunning scenery and lots of shared laughs made it a memorable trip.

Charis presenting Kids Who Rule:

Laurie presenting Cowboys and Coffin Makers:

The two Toronto authors met in 2007 after they published their first books with Annick. They found they had some strange and spooky connections, including a shared birthday. Were they twins, separated at birth? The evidence is mounting: they both graduated from York’s Glendon College, they both are long-time book editors working for the same publishers, they have both published an adult book, and they have both written a children’s book about royalty. The Twin-ness doesn’t stop there – they each have a child who attended the Etobicoke School of the Arts, they were brought up as Anglicans and they both have fond memories of chicken pot pie at the Arcadian Court in the old Simpsons (now the Bay) in Toronto.

Coincidence? I don’t think so. Look at the picture and you decide.

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