Please join us on Thursday, June 3rd for the launch of The Girl Who Could Fly, a novel for middle-grade readers by Ottawa author Ian Roy. Presented by Nevermore Press and Octopus Books.
A 400-year-old book of dark spells, a mysterious vial of volcanic ash and a late grandfather’s World War II secret, lead to the kidnapping of twelve-year-old Olive Hanson from her home just outside of Halifax. Spirited away to a remote island off the coast of Iceland by the nefarious Mr. Guōmondsson, Olive must unlock the secret before it's too late. But she does have one powerful weapon on her side—she can fly.
Ian Roy is a writer, screen printer, and educator. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including The Antigonish Review, Arc, Long Con Magazine and The New Quarterly. He is the author of four books, including the short-story collection, People Leaving, which was short-listed for both the City of Ottawa Book Award and the Upper Canada Writers’ Craft Award. His other books include a collaborative art book (The Longest Winter), a poetry collection (Red Bird), and another short-story collection entitled Meticulous, Sad, and Lonely. The Girl Who Could Fly is Ian’s first novel for young readers.