David A Poulsen
David A Poulsen - Award Winning Author / Presenter
 
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Old ManOld Man
- Young Adult novel by David A Poulsen
* Nominee for the 2014 White Pine Book Award


Published by
Dundurn Books

Toronto, ON
A Day in the Life of....

As early 2014 continues its icy blast through much of Canada, I’m happy to be headquartered in my Arizona part-time home… enjoying the warmth of the desert, the company of good friends and (sadly) mourning the beat-down my Denver Broncos suffered in the Super Bowl.

I’ll be heading back to Canada for in a few weeks for Edmonton’s Story Avenue, one of the many fine programs of YABS that brings together a dedicated group of writers of children’s books and the kids we write them for. I’ll stay in Edmonton for the Sherwood Park Young Writer’s Conference (one of my favourite events of the entire year) before heading back to Claresholm to get ready to kick off my 35th year of announcing rodeos and bull ridings, first at the Bridge City Chrysler/LA Towing PBR Bull Riding in Lethbridge and then the Chad Besplug Invitational (CPRA) Bull Riding right in Claresholm.

I am totally stoked about the book trailer that has just been completed for Old Man, my latest book. The trailer was a lot of work and wouldn’t have happened without the dedication and talent of my good friend, Brian Elliott. You can check out the trailer right now - see embedded video below. Hope you like it!!





And, as well, two amazing ladies from Beechy, Saskatchewan; School Principal, Leia Hey and retired English teacher, Karen Richardson; have put together the official Study Guide for Old Man. Teachers take a look—I’m blown away by the very comprehensive guide to teaching and reading the novel and I hope it will result in Old Man finding its way into even more of your classrooms in the coming months and years.

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TEACHERS' STUDY GUIDE FOR DAVID A POULSEN'S OLD MAN


Which takes me to very exciting news…


Old Man has been nominated for the White Pine Award, a reader’s choice award that is part of the Ontario Library Association’s terrific Forest of Reading program. The program is in its 20th year and involves over 250,000 readers across the province. It’s special to know that so many Ontario high school students will be reading Old Man and that the book is part of an absolutely spectacular group of books that comprise the White Pine nominees.

Author David A PoulsenThe gala (where the announcement of the winner will be made) is at Toronto’s Harbourfront on May 14 of next year and I’ll be joining a very talented group of writers who will be touring Ontario schools in the week leading up to the announcement, then waiting breathlessly to hear the name of the winning book


NEW BOOK COMING SOON...


I think every writer has that book inside them that they feel is the one they were meant to write. For me it is in the adult mystery that will appear about a year from now from Dundurn Books in Toronto. The mystery genre is my favourite and while I have a fairly eclectic taste in my reading, it is the books of Rankin, Kellerman, Hillerman, Bowen, Robinson, Parker and so many more that I come back to again and again.

My first foray into the world of mystery/thriller writing has resulted in Serpents Rising, a two pronged mystery set in Calgary, Alberta and introducing the two central characters, Mike Cobb, ex-cop, now detective and Adam Cullen, crime writing journalist and the narrator of the book… who knows, perhaps a Cullen and Cobb Series will become a reality in the coming years.

... David


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Website updated January, 2014
Last Sam's CageLast Sam's Cage
- Young Adult novel by David A Poulsen
* Finalist for the R. Ross Annett Award For Children's Literature

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Published by
Key Porter Books

Toronto, ON
Numbers by David A Poulsen - published by Key Porter BooksNumbers
- Young Adult novel by David A Poulsen
- Winner of the Sakura Medal
(Reader's Choice Award) in Japan
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Nov/08 Quill & Quire Review
Published by
Key Porter Books
Toronto, ON
Celebrate Sask Writers
Celebrate Saskatchewan Writers 2013 - David (left) on stage with Dave Carpenter, Alice Kuipers, Yann Martel, Robert Calder and Bev Brenna during David's Writer in Residency at the Saskatoon Public Library
Old Man book launch Poulsen Sakura Medal winner
Old Man Book Launch
McNally Robinson - Saskatoon
Sakura Medal Book Tour
American School in Japan
 


David A Poulsen© 2003-2005

David A Poulsen
Box 2276 Claresholm, Alberta Canada TOL OT0
T 403 625-2797 * F 403 625-5227 * poulsend@telusplanet.net

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