The ANNEthology

Judith Graves, Robin Sutherland, Deirdre Kessler, Hope Dalvay, Susan White, Susie Moloney, Shari Green, Paul Coccia, Natasha Deen, Matthew Dawkins,

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ISBN: 9781773661537

The ANNEthology

  Author:   Judith Graves, Robin Sutherland, Deirdre Kessler, Hope Dalvay, Susan White, Susie Moloney, Shari Green, Paul Coccia, Natasha Deen, Matthew Dawkins,  
  Publisher:  Acorn Press

Join ten of Canada’s top young adult fiction writers as they set Canada’s favourite red-haired orphan, Anne Shirley, on brand new adventures. With its futuristic settings, cybernetic beings, ghosts, mysterious books and boxes, and racial and sexual diversity in its cast of characters, The ANNEthology offers serious “scope for the imagination” for all readers. 2024 marks the 150th anniversary of L.M. Montgomery’s birth and the 30th anniversary of Acorn Press, Prince Edward Island’s longest-running traditional publishing house. What better way to celebrate these milestones than publishing a collection of stories inspired by the Island’s (and one of Canada’s) most beloved authors? Sure to include something for everyone, this is a must-have collection for Anne of Green Gables fans.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781773661537
Item AC0231
PublisherAcorn Press
Published on 2024
Language English
Pages 288
Format Paperback
Dimensions5(in) x 7.5(in)
Shipping weight345(g)
Status Not Published Yet
Judith Graves is an award-winning young adult fiction writer (Exposed and Infiltrate: Retribution Series with Orca Book Publishers) as well as a screenwriter and illustrator. A firm believer that fiction can be action-packed, snarky, and yet hit the right emotional notes, Judith writes stories with attitude. She lives in Summerside, Prince Edward Island with her husband and fur-babies. A Tale of Two Kitties is her debut picture book.

Robin Sutherland can't remember a time when she wasn't working with words: reading them, studying them, and teaching others how to use them. She holds a Ph.D. in literature and a certificate in Technical Writing, and has worked variously as a university instructor, a writing centre coordinator, and a freelance writer and editor. Also a creative writer, she has published some of her short fiction in Zygote, Room of One's Own, and The Broken City, and has recently completed a collection of stories based on her years as a lifeguard in the Toronto suburbs.

Deirdre Kessler teaches creative writing and children's literature at the University of Prince Edward Island. She is the author of five children's novels, including the Canadian Children's Book Centre Award–winning Brupp Rides Again, and six other picture books, including perennial favourites Lobster in My Pocket and Lena and the Whale.

Hope Dalvay began writing her debut middle-grade novel Welcome to Camp Fill-in-the-Blank as a way to "escape" the notoriously harsh winter of 2015 in her home province of Prince Edward Island. As a child, Hope was often found with her nose buried in a book, blissfully lost in another world. Her love of words continued into adulthood when she fell into a career as a copyeditor. She rediscovered the joy of children's literature while reading bedtime stories to her two boys and is delighted to have found a passion for writing that allows her to transform her daydreams into stories while sitting by a cosy fire.

Susan White was born in New Brunswick and as a teenager her family moved to the Kingston Peninsula and she only left long enough to earn her BA and BEd at St. Thomas University in Fredericton. She and her husband raised four children and ran a small farm while she taught elementary school. Since retiring she is grateful to now have the time to work on her writing. She is the author of When the Hill Came Down, Waiting for Still Water, Maple Sugar Pie and five middle-grade novels, including, Skyward and the Ann Connor Brimer Award winning novel The Year Mrs. Montague Cried.

Susie Moloney is an award-winning writer of novels, short fiction, television, and film. A proud Elmwood girl who made good, she tends to write about the lesser blessed, and the literally and figuratively haunted. Her new film Romi is on the festival circuit, and she’s writing a collection of short fiction based on the summer her mom died. She’s got a great dog named Scrappy, who bites. Petter beware!

Shari Green is an award-winning author of novels in verse. As a child, Shari fell in love with the original Anne, and is still so enamoured with the story that it features in one of her own books, Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess. Shari and her husband spent the first years of their marriage in a mining camp on the Silver Trail and now live on Vancouver Island, BC, on the traditional territory of the Laich-Kwil-Tach peoples. Find her online at (Instagram @shari_green)

Glitterature writer Paul Coccia is the author of Cub, The Player, I Got You Babe, Leon Levels Up, and On The Line (co-authored with Eric Walters). Paul has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. You can often find him baking in his Toronto kitchen with his three dogs, nephew, and a parrot who loves spaghetti and French fries. Follow him @pauljcoccia on Instagram and Twitter.

Guyanese-Canadian Natasha Deen is a best-selling author and a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal. Natasha’s novels include In the Key of Nira Ghani (Amy Mather Teen Book Award), Spooky Sleuths: The Ghost Tree (School Library Journal Best Books of 2022). Her most recent YA title, The Signs and Wonders of Tuna Rashad was a Globe & Mail’s Top 100 Books for 2022. When she’s not writing, she teaches Introduction to Children’s Writing with the University of Toronto’s SCS and spends an inordinate amount of time trying to convince her pets that she’s the boss of the house. Visit Natasha at

Matthew Dawkins is a Jamaican award-winning author and poet whose work explores subject matters including adolescence, race, nationhood, and mental health. Until We Break is his debut novel, and his work has also appeared in Westwind Poetry and Pinhole Poetry, and published with Indolent Books. When he isn’t writing, Matthew can often be found daydreaming, speaking to himself, or spending time with the people he loves. Follow him on Instagram at