Sharon Jennings has written over sixty books for young people – picture books, chapter books, novels for reluctant readers, mid-grade novels and screenplays. Based in Toronto, Canada, she teaches writing at Ryerson University, works as a freelance editor and manuscript reviewer, and gives workshops and speeches across the country. She is now the president (as well as a past president) of CANSCAIP and a member on the Board of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Sharon enjoys reading, spending time with her family and her two, big puppies - Hobbes and AJ.

  • Sharon differentiated her presentations to match the age-range of the student audience. We were very pleased with Sharon’s stage presence, presentation grace, enthusiasm for her craft,  and student rapport. It was a delight to have her be our “celebrity” in Bangkok for two weeks.

    - Susan Hislop – Principal, The Early Learning Centre – Bangkok, Thailand
  • Sharon Jennings is a remarkable author for her realistic portrayal of situation, her wonderful development of character and the effectiveness of her language. Her work in many genres shows a writer of tremendous strength and versatility.

    - Paul Kropp – Author, Publisher HIP Books
  • Sharon is an engaging speaker in any room full of children of any age. Her lively, funny and interesting presentations and her readings from her own books all delight her audience, and make the stories come alive.

    - Loris Lesynski – Author, Poet, Illustrator, Designer

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