Ted Staunton

Ted Staunton, the author of over forty books for kids of all ages, has lately been concentrating on writing for Young Adults, with outstanding results. Trained as a teacher, Ted is a veteran presenter and workshop leader across Canada. He also teaches creative writing at George Brown College and has visited Ethiopia three times for Code Canada to work with emerging fiction writers and editors. Ted and his family live in Port Hope, Ontario,Canada.


Recent works

POV (Forthcoming, Orca)

Harry and Clare Stay Home (Forthcoming, Tundra)

Who I’m Not A young adult novel about a teen con artist who desperately claims to be a missing child, only to find himself in more danger than he ever dreamed possible


“Ted Staunton’s Who I’m Not takes off like a rocket and continues its upward trajectory right to the very last page…Given its cinematic quality, dead-on dialogue, and rollicking pace, Who I’m Not is a perfect choice for reluctant reader. This book is a knockout, and that’s no con.”

–          Quill & Quire (starred review)

“Staunton’s latest page-turner moves fast. Readers aren’t sure whether or not they can trust the main character and that makes the journey all the more exhilarating…[Staunton’s] keen plotting skills will keep readers guessing until the very end.”

–          Kirkus Reviews

“Reluctant readers will be receptive to this gripping tale about identity and resilience…inspired by a true story…”

–          School Library Journal


Jump Cut is Ted Staunton’s contribution to the wildly popular Seven series published by Orca Books. Jump Cut was a finalist for 2013’s Red Maple award, as well as a Children’s Book Centre starred choice for 2013.




Ace’s Basement is Ted Staunton’s newest title in Orca Book’s Currents series and a four of four star choice for the CM Journal. Highly recommended.





Further information: A complete list of Ted Staunton’s extensive backlist is available on his own website: www.tedstauntonbooks.com

Agent: David Bennett