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Becoming Fierce: Teen Stories IRL

foreword by Susin Nielsen, edited by Allister Thompson, contributions by Jo Treggiari; Gerard Collins; Ben Boudreau; Chris Benjamin; Alison DeLory; Lee D Thompson; Chad Pelley; Patti Larsen; Cale Liom & Jamie Fitzpatrick

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Life is fierce. But so are you. Sometimes it totally sucks being a teen. Trying to fit in, dealing with bullies, a changing body, and the feeling that no one really gets it. It’s hard on the head and often seems like no one else understands. That’s what Becoming Fierce is all about. Those not-so-fun times that come with being a teen but also how others have gone through similar things and made it to the other side. New and established Canadian authors share experiences from their teen years that have stuck with them. Some of the stories are dark and heartbreaking while others are lighthearted and grin-worthy. Regardless, they all have something in common: while things may seem like an epic fail now, they do get better. Susin Nielsen, author of the award-winning young adult novel The reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, contributes the foreword. Partial proceeds go to Kids Help Phone, chosen by Nielsen.

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Susin Nielsen

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Allister Thompson

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Jo Treggiari

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Gerard Collins

GERARD COLLINS is a Newfoundland writer whose first novel, Finton Moon, was nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award and won the Percy Janes First Novel Award. His short-story collection, Moonlight Sketches, won the NL Book Award, and his stories have been published widely in journals and anthologies. He lives in southern New Brunswick.

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Ben Boudreau

As a retired blogger of mild renown, Ben Boudreau has shared more with the internet than any sane person should. After being the first cast out of the inaugural CBC Canada Writes top five, he went on to earn three Canadian Weblog Awards and a single tweet from Kelly Clarkson. Recent projects include spending far too much time writing this short bio.
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Chris Benjamin is a journalist, editor, and fiction writer, as well as managing editor for Atlantic Books Today. He is the author of three previous books: Indian School Road, which was named a Nova Scotia Book of Influence by the province's librarians and publishers; Eco-Innovators, which won the Best Atlantic-Published Book Award and was a finalist for the Richardson Non-Fiction Prize; and Drive-by Saviours, a novel that made the Canada Reads Top Essential Books List.
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Alison DeLory is a writer, editor, and teacher living in Halifax. She has been writing stories for newspapers, magazines, and digital platforms for 20 years. She's also written two children's chapter books and contributed to several anthologies. Making it Home is her first novel.
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Born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick, Lee D. Thompson’s fiction has been published in four anthologies, such as Random House’s Victory Meat, New Fiction from Atlantic Canada and Vagrant Press’s The Vagrant Revue of New Fiction, and in more than a dozen literary journals across Canada and the US. Lee’s first novel, S. a novel in [xxx] dreams, was published in 2008 by Fredericton’s Broken Jaw Press.
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Chad is an anthologized, award-winning writer from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Most recently, he won the NLAC’s CBC Emerging Artist of the Year award, the 2009 Cuffer Prize for short fiction, and was shortlisted for the Canadian Authors Association (CAA) Emerging Writer of the Year award. His debut novel, Away from Everywhere (2009), was a Coles bestseller and a most-requested title at Chapters in St. John’s. He also sits on the board of directors at the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador, runs SaltyInk.com: A Spotlight on Atlantic Canadian Writers, and has written for a variety of publications, such as The Telegram and Atlantic Books Today.
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Patti Larsen is an award-winning middle grade and young adult author with a passion for the paranormal. She is a full time writer and a part time teacher of her Get Your Book Done program. Patti lives on the East Coast of Canada with her very patient husband and four massive cats.
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Cale Liom is a novelist and poet, currently living in Prince Edward Island. Her first novel, Hide Your Life Away, was nominated for the 2009 Montaigne Medal, was a winner in the General Fiction category of the 2009 Eric Hoffer Book Awards, and a finalist in the 2009 Indie Book Awards. Her first collection of poetry, A Study in Love, was published in 2010 and was nominated for a 2011 Golden Crown Literary Society Award, and was shortlisted for a 2012 Island Book Award. Little is currently working on her MA in English Literature while writing new poems and fiction, and raising twin daughters.
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Jamie Fitzpatrick is a host and producer at CBC Radio. His first novel, You Could Believe in Nothing, won the Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers in Newfoundland and Labrador. He lives in St. John’s.
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Age:
14 to 17
Grade:
9 to 12

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