Maureen Fergus


Maureen Fergus is an award-winning author of books for kids of all ages. Her books have been translated into half a dozen languages and have been shortlisted for such prestigious awards as the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award, the Saskatchewan Diamond Willow Reader’s Choice Award and the Ontario Library Association Silver Birch Award. Her novels include Exploits of a Reluctant (But Extremely Goodlooking) Hero, The Gypsy King trilogy and Ortega, which won the McNally Book for Young People award. Her picture books include the critically acclaimed Buddy and Earl series, InvisiBill and The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten, which won the Ontario Library Association Blue Spruce Award. Maureen lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba with her family.

More information about Maureen Fergus can be found on her website www.maureenfergus.com.

Author photo by Jay Gaune

Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby (Groundwood Books, 2016)

Soon to be available in German. An Ontario Library Association Best Bests Top Ten Selection, 2016.

Buddy and Earl Go Exploring (Groundwood Books, 2016)

A National Post Best Book of the Year.

Buddy and Earl (Groundwood Books, 2015)

Soon to be available in German. A Boston Globe Best Kid’s Book of 2015

A Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Book Award, 2015

  InvisiBill (Tundra, 2015)

Nominee, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

Nominee, The Saskatchewan Diamond Willow Reader’s Choice Award,

Nominee, The Ontario Library Association Blue Spruce Award 

Nominee, The McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award.

Available in Dutch and Korean.


A Dog Day for Susan (Owlkids, 2016)

An Ontario Library Association Best Bets Top Ten Selection, 2016.

 The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold (Tundra, 2016)

MyMomCametoKindergartenCov The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten (Kids Can Press, 2013)

Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Forest of Reading, 2014-2015
Best Book, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 2013

FMTomorrow'sKingdomCovTomorrow’s Kingdom (World Rights Available Ex: Canada: Penguin/Razorbill Canada 2014 Film Rights Available)

 

The Fool’s Errand (World Rights Available Ex: Canada: Penguin/Razorbill Canada 2013
Film Rights Available)

                  The Gypsy King (World Rights Available Ex: Canada: Penguin/Razorbill Canada 2013 Film Rights Available)

Shortlisted, The Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award, 2014
Nominee, Snow Willow Reader’s Choice Award, 2014
Nominee, McNally Robinson Book for Young People, 2014
Best Book, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 2013

Ortega

Kids Can Press, 2010

Winner, McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award (Manitoba Book Awards), 2011
Nominee, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Award), 2011
Silver Birch Official Selection, Ontario Library Association, 2011


Recipe for Disaster
YA novel, Kids Can Press, 2009Nominee, McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award, 2010

Exploits of a Reluctant (But Extremely Goodlooking) Hero Kids Can Press, 2007
Honourable Mention, Manitoba Book Awards, Young Adult Fiction, 2008
Finalist, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award, 2008
Nominee, McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award, 2007
Nominee Ontario Library Association, Book of the Year for Children Award, 2007
Top 6 Pick (Canadian Authors), ForeWord Magazine, 2007

Agent: Fiona Kenshole