IFOA and Dundurn Press invite you to the release of The Secrets We Keep by Deb Loughead and Finding Jade by Mary Jennifer Payne, as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series. Meet the authors, network and join in the celebration of new work!
“A nice page-turning mystery, The Secrets We Keep neatly captures the angst and emotion of adolescence, while highlighting the increasing isolation of the digital age.” — National Reading Campaign
“[Finding Jade is] an inventive read with thought-provoking themes.” — Booklist
Books by the two authors will be available for purchase at the reception.
Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.
Deb Loughead is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults, ranging from poetry and plays to picture books and novels. She lives in Toronto.
Mary Jennifer Payne’s writing has been published in journals, anthologies, and magazines in Canada and abroad. She is the author of several Young Adult graphic novels and the YA novel Since You’ve Been Gone. She teaches special education with the Toronto District School Board and lives in Toronto.