David A Poulsen
David A Poulsen - Award Winning Author / Presenter
 
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Serpents RisingSerpents Rising
- Adult mystery/thriller by David A Poulsen


Published by
Dundurn Books

Toronto, ON
MY LIFE FOR FIVE MONTHS...

Judging a Writing ContestAs a juror for the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature, I (and my fellow jurors) read 148 books in just over 150 days. So many great books but the deadline was probably the most difficult I've ever faced and the stress of wanting to 'get it right' made the summer's task a difficult one.

That said, having to read virtually all of the time led to some memorable moments: I wouldn't recommend, for example, reading while working up a field on a tractor--all was fine until I hit a bump, dropped the book I was holding and drove over it with the BIG tractor tire. A few days later I left a book and my coffee on the deck and ran inside for a minute. When I returned, the coffee was still there but the book was gone. I found what was left of it a few minutes later after my Border Collie, Jen, had made a snack of it--the literary equivalent of "the dog ate my homework". Jen seemed to enjoy her first foray into the world of Kidlit and I noted what was her apparent favourite for the award.

Mishaps aside, it was an honour and a joy to discover so many wonderful books and writers and to work with the dedicated people at the Canada Council and my amazing fellow jurors--Jan L. Coates and Rachna Gilmore. An unforgettable five months.



NEW BOOK RELEASED!


Serpents Rising - coming soonI am so excited! 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.

I mention in the author’s note in the book that this is a novel I have always wanted to write because of my life-long love affair with mystery/thrillers and my boundless admiration for the wonderful mystery writers I have so enjoyed—from the classics like Sherlock Holmes, The Thirty-Nine Steps and the books of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler to today’s giants of the genre including Jonathan Kellerman, Gail Bowen, Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly and others… I have loved their books but until now have never really thought I could write one.

But finally, the book has been completed and Dundurn Books has not only published it but are talking about a potential series. Serpents Rising is available via most book sellers.


... David



Below is my book trailer for Old Man. 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 enjoy 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



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Website updated October, 2015
Old ManOld Man
- Young Adult novel by David A Poulsen
* Nominee for the 2014 White Pine Book Award


Published by
Dundurn Books

Toronto, ON
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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