STAR Academy is now on Facebook!

STAR Academy is now on Facebook! You can stay up to date with the latest news about Amanda Forsythe and her friends Derek, Evelyn and Sanjay by becoming a friend. Click here to join the gang and stay in touch!
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Canadian Children’s Book Centre review of Star Academy

STAR Academy has just been reviewed in Canadian Children's Book News, published by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. Here's a link to the online version of the review by Trevor Froates. http://www.thefreelibrary.com/STAR+Academy.-a0213032588
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Amanda Forsythe’s Diary – Entry One – Downview Days and Danes

N.B. The following is not my blog, but rather is a guest entry from Amanda Forsythe. Amanda has asked that I periodically allow her to blog on my site, and since so much of my content is devoted to STAR Academy and Amanda, I could hardly say no. I hope you enjoy Amanda's occasional musings.…
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Star Academy now available in eBook version at Shortcovers.com

For those of you who don't care about reading your copy of STAR Academy while having a nice, long soak in a hot bath, it is now available as a e-book to upload to your computer. You can find out more by clicking on this link: http://www.shortcovers.com/mixes/Star-Academy/book-83EWspPSEkeKrn3b6fWNew/page1.html If you do upload it to your computer…
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Nibiru aka Planet X 2012

This week has found Amanda Forsythe somewhat distracted from her work on photon-sail powered interstellar space travel, due to the flurry of internet chatter and media reports about the impending collision of Nibiru, also known as Planet X. Since it's slated to happen in 2012, Amanda is naturally concerned, since she was hoping to make…
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Secret Canadiana in STAR Academy?

It's less than five weeks until I'm due to deliver the sequel to STAR Academy to my editor, Amy Black, at Random House / Doubleday. So it's only appropriate that I procrastinate by writing about one of my favourite subversive passtimes, which is to sneak as many secret Canadian references as possible into the STAR…
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Vancouver Lyceum Chooses STAR Academy for its Reading List

The Vancouver-based Lyceum of Literature and Art has chosen STAR Academy for its Grade 6 reading program beginning November 25, 2009. The Lyceum was founded by Dr. Christianne Hayward and according to its site, the book club programs are designed to "help families interact around quality literature...to promote the sharing of values, effective communication around…
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Ask Amanda Forsythe

This is a new page for readers who have questions they would like to ask Amanda. She's busy with a science project at the moment, studying ways for humans to stay fit and healthy during long-term space travel in Zero-G environments. But Amanda loves hearing from you, and will answer your questions as quickly as…
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Star Academy reviewed in Quill & Quire with Prince of Neither Here Nor There

Star Academy was reviewed this month in Quill & Quire. Interestingly, it was reviewed jointly with Sean Cullen's new novel, The Prince of Neither Here Nor There. Sean and I keep crossing paths it seems, or rather our work does. I haven't actually met Sean, though I love his writing and his live comedy. Coincidentally,…
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STAR Academy – Globe and Mail review

Was thrilled to see that STAR Academy received a favourable review this past Tuesday in the Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper. There are a few spoilers in it - such as the last line of the book, for example. But I'm not complaining, since it does indicate something that is nowhere evident on the…
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