Natale Ghent


Natale Ghent is an award-winning author and journalist. She has been writing stories and poems since she was a very young girl and hopes to continue until she is a very old woman. Her early stories revolved heavily around a family of single-celled circles: Momma Circle, Daddy Circle, and two Baby Circles. All the Circles looked pretty much the same, except that the Momma Circle wore a mink stole and the Daddy Circle wore a hat, naturally. Evolving from circles to stylized stick fairies, Natale has slowly moved up the evolutionary ladder to working with animals, humans and beyond (angels, faeries, the little people). When she’s not writing, she can be found camping in the woods of Northern Ontario.

More information about Natale Ghent can be found on her website: nataleghent.com

Photo by Laura Taylor

Fiction

Against All Odds HarperCollins Canada
Gravity Brings Me Down A sharp and wry teen, Sioux Smith, finds kindredness of spirit when she befriends an elderly woman in her hometown.
(Doubleday, 2009)Nominee, 2011 White Pine, Non-Fiction, Ontario Library Association
Nominee, New Westminster Hyack Teen Readers Award, 2010-2011
The Odds Get Even The Odds, a group of friends, aim to use science and the local legend of a haunted mill to outwit a bully, Larry Harry.
(HarperCollins Canada, 2009)Book Club selection, Girl Guides of Canada
Nominated, Rocky Mountain Book Award, 2011
Shortlist, 2010 Silver Birch Award, Fiction, Forest of Reading
Listed, Ben McNally’s Top Ten, May 2009
Listed, Weekly Bestsellers, Sympatico.ca
All the Way Homesequel to No Small Thing(HarperCollins Canada, 2006)Nominated, 2008-2009 Red Cedar Award, Fiction
BC Young Readers’ Choice
CCBC’s Our Choice 2007
The Book of Living and Dying(HarperCollins Canada, 2006)Shortlist, CLA Book of the Year for Young Adults, 2006
No Small Thing (HarperCollins Canada, 2003, Candlewick, US, 2005,
Walker Books, UK, 2005, SohoStreet Korea, 2005)Windmill Book Award, 2007
Hackmatack Award for English Fiction, 2006
Silver Birch Honour Book, 2005
Junior Library Guild selection US
Border’s Original Voice US
Shortlist, CLA Book of the Year, 2005
CCBC’s Our Choice, 2005
Nominee, Rocky Mountain Book Award, 2005
Globe and Mail Top Ten Spring Pick
Piper(Orca Book Publishers, 2000)CCBC’s Our Choice 2001
The Pennsylvania School Library Top Forty
Dog Writer’s of America Finalist 2001

Agent: Marie Campell