Wicked Nix

HarperCollins Canada

Lena Coakley

LENA COAKLEY was born in Milford, Connecticut, and grew up on Long Island. After studying writing at Sarah Lawrence College, she moved to Toronto. She is the author of the YA novels Worlds of Ink and Shadow–a CBC Best Book of the Year, Quill & Quire Best Book, Sunburst Award for Young Adult Fiction Finalist, and Forest of Reading White Pine Award Finalist–and Witchlanders, winner of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award and a White Pine Award Honouree. Wicked Nix, her first middle-grade novel, was a CBC Best Book of the Year, and was nominated for a Rocky Mountain Book Award, a MYRCA Sundogs award, and a SYRC Diamond Willow Award.


Wicked Nix, Amulet Books (US), Harper Collins Canada (Canada) 2018

Worlds of Ink and Shadow, Amulet Books (US), Harper Collins Canada (Canada) 2016

Witchlanders, Atheneum Books for Young Readers (S&S), 2011

Mirror Image” Short Stories from Canada by Cornelsen, Imprints by Gage and others, 2005

Snow and Apples” Up All Night from Thistledown Press, 2001

Mrs. Goodhearth and the Gargoyle, Orca Book Publishers, 2005, illustrated by Wendy Bailey

On the Night of the Comet, Orca Book Publishers, 2004, illustrated by Leslie Elizabeth Watts



Twitter: @lenacoakley

Jaime Zollars

Jaime Zollars has illustrated books, magazines, newspapers, and ad campaigns. Her clients include Random House, Clarion, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Scholastic, Algonquin, Simon and Schuster, and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Her art has been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, The Society of Illustrators, 3×3, Spectrum, Creative Quarterly, and the SCBWI. Jaime has taught in both the undergraduate illustration and the MFA in Illustration Practice programs at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and has been lucky enough to serve on several boards, including the Los Angeles SCBWI, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, and The Illustration Conference (ICON).


Il-LIST-tration: Improvisational Lists and Drawing Assists to Spark Creativity by Jaime Zollars
Inside The Slidy Diner by Laurel Snyder (Illustrator)
The Shabbat Puppy by Leslie Kimmelman (Illustrator)
Cakes and Miracles by Barbara Diamond Goldin (Illustrator)
Greenglass House by Kate Milford (Illustrator)



Twitter: @jaimezollars

Facebook: @jaimezollars

Instagram: @jaimezollars