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Bill Swan, Bill Swan, Courtice

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First Name
Bill
Last Name
Swan
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Bill Swan, Courtice
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Ontario
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Bill Swan is author of REAL JUSTICE: Fourteen and Sentenced to Death, winner of the 2013 Red Maple Non-fiction award. A second book in that series: REAL JUSTICE: Convicted for Being Mi'kmaq, was published in March 2013. He is also author of nine sports novels for young readers.

He is a former newspaper editor, sports writer, newspaper columnist, journalism professor and college administrator. He teaches several online courses through OntarioLearn, and is available for school presentations for students from middle grades through college on writing of for business, news, and fiction.
Available For
Readings, discussions on writing, interviewing, and life, the universe, and some other stuff.
Publications
REAL JUSTICE: Jailed for Life for Being Black -- The story of Rubin Hurricane Carter, Published by James Lorimer & Company, Toronto, September 2014.

REAL JUSTICE: Convicted for Being Mi'kmaq -- the story of Donald Marshall, Jr. Published by James Lorimer & Company, Toronto, 2013.

REAL JUSTICE: Fourteen and Sentenced to Death -- the story of Steven Truscott, published by James Lorimer & Company, Toronto, 2012
WINNER: 2013 Ontario Library Association RED MAPLE Non-fiction award.
NOMINATED: 2013 for the Norma Fleck Award for Children's Non-fiction.

Corner Kick (reissue)
James Lorimer & Company, Publishers, Toronto, 2011

Deflection! (reissue)
James Lorimer & Company, Publishers, Toronto, 2010

Man-to-Man
James Lorimer & Company, Publishers, Toronto, 2007

The Enforcer
James Lorimer & Company, Publishers, Toronto, 2007

Road Rage
James Lorimer & Company, Publishers, Toronto, 2006

Mud Happens
James Lorimer & Company, Publishers, Toronto, 2005

Deflection!
James Lorimer & Company, Publishers, Toronto, 2004

Corner Kick
James Lorimer & Company, Publishers, Toronto , 2004

Mud Run
James Lorimer & Company, Publishers, Toronto, 2003

Mud Run
James Lorimer & Company, Publishers, Toronto, 2003

Off Track!
James Lorimer & Company, Publishers, Toronto, 2003

Fast Finish
Lorimer & Company, Publishers, Toronto. , 1998
Awards
REAL JUSTICE: Fourteen and Sentenced to Death: Winner 2013 OLA Red Maple non-fiction award.
Nominee 2013 Norma Fleck Award for Children's Non-fiction

Road Rage: (Spring 2006 James Lorimer & Company, Publishers, Toronto. ISBN 1-55028-91698-09) Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice.


Deflection! October 2004 James Lorimer & Company, Publishers, Toronto. ISBN 1-55028-852-0 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice.

Corner Kick May 2004 James Lorimer & Company, Publishers, Toronto 1-55028-816 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice.


Mud Run: 2003 James Lorimer & Company, Publishers, Toronto. ISBN 1-55028-786-9 Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award nominee 2005.
Other Memberships
Canadian Children's Book Centre,
Writers Circle of Durham Region
The Writers' Union of Canada
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