Author J.C. Kavanagh
Voted Best Local Author in South Simcoe (2021), it's obvious that writing is a favourite activity for J.C. Kavanagh. Early career days revolved around the newspaper business as journalist and photographer and J.C. worked her way up to the role of Editor. She was instrumental in launching a small newspaper in Bradford West Gwillimbury, reporting local news and photographing people, events, sports games and the occasional crotchety politician. Her focus later shifted to the private sector, where, for 20 years, she worked in communications and marketing. In 2014, an unexpected business restructuring put a halt to her career and J.C., with the support of her partner, Ian, jumped full-time into creative written nine children's picture books and three novels. Her latest novel is the final book in the award-winning Twisted Climb trilogy, titled, A Bright Darkness. Other books in the series include Darkness Descends, short-listed for the prestigious Word Guild award in the Young Adult general marketing category. Darkness Descends is also the winner of the 2018 Critters Readers Poll for Best Young Adult Book and sequel to the award-winning The Twisted Climb (voted Best Young Adult book 2016, P&E Readers' Award). All three novels are published by Alberta-based BWL Publishing. J.C. lives north of Alliston and finds copious writing ideas from the wooded areas and wildlife surrounding her property. Summers are spent harnessing the winds on Georgian Bay's pristine waters.
A Bright Darkness – Book 3 of The Twisted Climb series
The Twisted Climb – Darkness Descends (Book 2)
Voted BEST Young Adult Book, Critters Readers Award 2018 and Finalist for The Word Guild's Best Young Adult Book 2018, General Market category, and
The Twisted Climb, VOTED Best Young Adult Book, P&E Award 2016 Novels for teens, young adults and adults young at heart
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