Author: Jack

BEA – Over and out!

Yesterday, I attended Book Expo America at the Javits Center in New York City, where I signed books as a ticketed author. It was fun to meet fans of Cozy Classics and those who were just discovering the series at BEA. They kept my pen busy for over an hour! It was also great to see our editor, Kallie George;… Read more →

Cozy Classics and Early Literacy – Response to Linda Cameron

Earlier this week, Cozy Classics appeared on the front page of the Life & Entertainment section of the The Toronto Star. Here’s our response to Linda Cameron, an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, who claimed that our series “won’t help [children] learn to read, move their imaginations or turn them into lovers… Read more →

Jane Austen: The Literary Child of Richardson and Fielding

Jane Austen was a fan of two important 18th century novelists, Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding. Richardson was famous for writing epistolary novels—that is, novels told through journals, letters, and other documents—like Pamela (1740) and Clarissa (1748). Fielding, best known for the novel Tom Jones (1749), satirized Richardson in novels like Shamela (1741) and Joseph Andrews (1742). Austen liked the… Read more →