For the past 26 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming and our next festival promises to offer the best so far. See the line-up of incredible Canadian literary talent at The Word On The Street Saskatoon Sunday, September 24, 2017.
A fictionalized account of the life of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the beloved Anne of Green Gables books, Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane tells the story of a fourteen-year-old girl who dreams of being a writer, including the time Maud spent living with her father and his new wife and daughter in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. “The spirit of Montgomery’s writing breathes subtly within the pages”
(Historical Novel Society).
With over seventeen years’ experience in children’s publishing, Melanie J. Fishbane lectures internationally on children’s literature and on L.M. Montgomery, whom she has been obsessed with since she first read Anne of Green Gables in grade six. Melanie lives in Toronto and teaches English at Humber College. Maud is her first novel.
For the first time ever, a young novel about the teen years of L.M. Montgomery, the author who brought us ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.
MELANIE J. FISHBANE holds an M.F.A. in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and an M.A. in History from Concordia University. With over seventeen years’ experience in children’s publishing, she lectures internationally on children’s literature and L.M. Montgomery, whom she has been obsessed with since she first read Anne of Green Gables in Grade Six. Melanie teaches English at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario and is one of the contributor in the essay collection, L.M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valleys: The Ontario Years 1911-1942. Melanie lives in Toronto with her partner and their cat, Merlin. Maud is her first novel. You can follow Melanie on Twitter @MelanieFishbane and like her on Facebook.
Children’s and Young Adult: (Toronto, ON), Maud