Marina Cohen

Marina Cohen

Author
Markham, ON
Awards

Ontario Library Association Red Maple Award (Runner-up, 2011)

Genres

Junior fiction (Ages 8-12), Intermediate Fiction (Ages 10-14)

Websites
Representation

John M. Cusick (Folio Literary Management)

Biography

Marina Cohen is the author of several fantasy and horror novels for kids and teens. She grew up in Scarborough, Ontario, where she spent far too much time asking herself What if… In elementary school, her favourite author was Edgar Allen Poe and she aspired to write similar stories. She is drawn to the fantastical, the bizarre, and all things creepy.

Presentations
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My Path to Publication

Exciting, engaging, and interactive, Marina takes students along on her bumpy road toward publication. The ultimate message is one of perseverance. Using audience participation and drama, Marina includes a mini-workshop demonstrating four techniques she uses to create suspenseful scenes.

Presentation type: Reading

Recommended levels: Junior (4-6), Intermediate (7-8)

Fees: 275.00

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The Facts in my Fiction

Using her novel, Mind Gap, Marina demonstrates the writing process from conception to publication—a process which began as a creepy incident in Europe twenty years earlier and developed through various forms and genres including a short story, a French play, and ultimately a YA novel. Using audience participation, Marina includes a mini-workshop on Voice.

Presentation type: Reading

Recommended levels: Intermediate (7-8)

Fees: 275.00