Opening Launch: Baggage, by Wendy Phillips

Coteau Books invites you to come celebrate the exciting release of YA novel-in-verse,?Baggage, by Wendy Phillips! From the author of the award-winning?Fishtailing, comes an explosive story of international smuggling, blossoming romance, and lives that hang in the balance. A mysterious young African turns up abandoned at the Vancouver airport. He speaks no English, but would he tell his whole story even if he could...? Will include a reading from the author, Q & A, and author signing.?

May 9 (7-9pm)

Indigo Robson - 1033 Robson Street, Vancouver


About the Author

Wendy Phillips’ first novel,?Fishtailing, won several awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Writing and the Moonbeam Award for Innovative Storytelling. ?

She began writing at age 11, inventing wilderness adventures while hiking in the sagebrush hills around Kamloops. An enduring love of words took her through a journalism degree from Carleton University, volunteer teaching in Lesotho, and freelance writing in Zimbabwe. Returning to the West Coast, she enjoyed a new career as a high school English teacher and librarian.

Now she lives on beautiful Gabriola Island, writing full time, reading just about anything, and celebrating the possibilities of words, wood, ocean, and music. ?

For more about her writing, see Wendy’s blog at

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