Blue Moon Publishers Author Susan Marshall Represents at the 2018 OLA Super Conference
This year, we were thrilled to be invited to the annual Ontario Librarians Association Super Conference, Canada’s largest continuing education event in librarianship and the largest library trade show in the country! Who better to represent Blue Moon Publishers than Toronto resident and author of the popular new young adult novel NemeSIS, Susan Marshall.
This year’s conference theme was Fearless By Design, a concept we could not more fully support. As stated by the OLA:
We take risks. We endeavour to explore the unknown. We shed light on learning and technology, and we fight for the right to information, literacy, and education for all. As knowledge and research experts, we venture to serve our communities, schools, and more. We forecast needs and provide services, spaces, and places that support everyone.
We are entrusted with holding the facts and evidence upon which a just society is based. As our society transforms, so do we.
We are Fearless by Design.
About Susan Marshall and NemeSIS
Susan Marshall spent seven years in various university programs, graduating with a history degree from the University of Western Ontario, and library science and teaching degrees from the University of Toronto. She has her teaching certification for Ontario, and worked at the Globe and Mail newspaper in the information technology division. Combining her teaching and library backgrounds, Susan then worked as a coordinator and instructor for the part-time Library Technician Program at Seneca College. Four kids later, she decided to stay at home, becoming a specialist in o spring dispute resolution and penning her debut young adult novel, NemeSIS, set in London, Ontario.
In NemeSIS, Dad has moved out and Mom has checked out, leaving the door wide open for the beautiful, erratic Rachel to torment her “loser, loner” younger sister, Nadine. With her family in full meltdown mode, Nadine is alone, trying to cope with Rachel’s increasingly unpredictable moods. Friendless, but determined to turn her life around, Nadine meets Anne, who introduces her to eld hockey and to her hot twin brothers.
As Nadine’s star begins to rise, however, Rachel plots to bring her back down. Is Nadine ready to risk it all in a final showdown with her sister?
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