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Biography

Since his first book was published in 1990, Canadian author Sigmund Brouwer’s Rock and Roll Literacy presentation has reached over 1,000,000 students in schools across Canada and the United States. He is a bestselling author of both children and adult books, and based on this, he has established on-line courses for teachers and librarians to use in the classroom or for distance learning: www.academyforwriters.com  www.storyninjabookclub.com and www.storyninjawritingclasses.com. His virtual sessions include a free ebook or pdf book for each student. As for his background, he has over 150 titles, with four million books in print in a half-dozen languages. His novel, Dead Man’s Switch, is the winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Canada’s best young adult mystery of the year and was a finalist in the TD Children’s Book Awards. Devil’s Pass was a finalist in the TD Children’s Book Awards. His novel for grownups, Thief of Glory, was selected as the Book of the Year for the American Christy Awards and is a winner of the Alberta’s Readers Choice Awards.

Sigmund will be available for both in-person and virtual sessions in Fall 2022 and is open to travel from Red Deer.

Online Presentations

I use a mixture of music, videos, and readings during my virtual presentations. I use a Zoom webinar format which does not allow for cameras and microphones on the other end — this makes it completely safe and secure and has no distractions. I have run webinars with up to 750 student participants, so I’m acutely aware of how important this is.

Interaction is lively via the chat box and Q&A, and most schools send the presentation directly into each participating classroom. There is no maximum amount of classroom logins  — please include as many students and teachers as possible! The zoom link is also provided for any and all at-home students. As well, the presentation is recording and provided for use with a school logo for two weeks after the presentation for any students and teachers who can’t attend the live presentation.

There is no set up for teachers. I provide the zoom link, as well as instructions on how to access from Google Meet or Microsoft Teams.

All virtual presentations include an ebook for each student at their grade level.

Terrific Storyfic Day — $150

30-minute presentation for grades 1-3 to excite students to write their own picture book. Activity sheets included, as well as instructional videos for teachers to access at their convenience.

Story Ninja Literacy – $150

45-minute presentation for grades 3-8 to motivate students to use the power of story in narrative, expository and essay writing.

Shoot For Your Moon – $150

Based on my book Moon Mission: The Epic 400-Year Journey to Apollo 11, this 45-minute presentation for grades 3-8 shares how to deliver amazing reports, and celebrates the role of teachers in helping students their own dreams.

Story Ninja Writing Classes – $350 for entire year for one classroom.

Two live classes per week for the entire school year at three different grade levels: ¾, ⅚, ⅞. Each class is also recorded so teachers can access lessons at their convenience. www.storyninjawritingclasses.com

In-Person Presentations

Story Ninja Literacy – $450

1 hour presentation with video, music and readings to motivate students to use the power of story in narrative, expository and essay writing. This includes as many students as the school would like to include, for grades 1-8. (grades 1-2 students are there for the first twenty minutes of the presentation.)

I bring all my sound and video equipment.

Bibliography

Clan, Tundra Books 2020
Pasture Bedtime, Written By Sigmund Brouwer, Illustrated By Sabrina Gendron. Orca Book Publishers 2020
Moon Mission: The Epic 400-year Journey To Apollo 11, Kids Can Publishers 2019
Escalate, Orca Book Publishers 2018
Heavy Freight, Orca Book Publishers 2017
Innocent Heroes, Tundra Books 2017
Saffire, WaterBrook Press 2016
Nowhere to Hide.,Harvest House 2015
Rock the Boat, Orca Book Publishers 2015
Unleashed, Orca Book Publishers 2015
Blades of Valor, WaterBrook Press 2014
Justine McKeen vs The Queen of Mean, Orca Book Publishers 2014
Thief of Glory, WaterBrook Press 2014
Tin Soldier, Orca Book Publishers 2014
Dead Man’s Switch, Harvest House 2013
Fortress of Mist, WaterBrook Press 2013
Justine KcKeen: Bird Nerd, 2013
Justine KcKeen: Eat your Beets, 2013
Last Temple (with Hank Hanegraaff), Tyndale House 2013
Martyr’s Fire, WaterBrook Press 2013
Devil’s Pass, Orca Book Publishers 2012
Justine McKeen: Scooper, 2012
Justine McKeen: Walk the Talk, 2012
The Orphan King, WaterBrook Press 2012
Justine McKeen: Queen of Green, 2011
Rock and Roll Literacy, Orca Book Publishers 2011
The Canary List, WaterBrook Press 2011
Flight of Shadows, WaterBrook Press 2010
Timberwolf Prey, 2010
Absolute Pressure, 2009
Oil King Courage, 2009
Timberwolf Rivals, 2009
Timberwolf Tracks, 2009
Broken Angel, WaterBrook Press 2008
Chief Honor, 2008
Thunderbird Spirit, 2008
Timberwolf Challenge, 2008
Who Made the Moon, Thomas Nelson Publishers 2008
Blazer Drive, 2007
Cobra Strike, 2007
Fuse of Armageddon (with Hank Hanegraaff), Tyndale House 2007
Hitmen Triumph, 2007
In Galileo’s Footsteps, Navpress 2007
Timberwolf Hunt, 2007
Timberwolf Trap, 2007
Winter Hawk Star, 2007
All Star Pride, Orca 2006
Last Disciple (with Hank Hanegraaff), Tyndale House 2006
Last Sacrifice (with Hank Hanegraaff), Tyndale House 2006
Rebel Glory, 2006
Sewer Rats, 2006
Tiger Threat, 2006
Timberwolf Chase, 2006
Timberwolf Revenge, 2006
Short Cuts, Bethany House 2005
The Angel and the Cross, Harvest House 2005
The Angel and the Ring, Harvest House 2005
The Angel and the Sword, Harvest House 2005
Wired, 2005
Dear Teacher, Thomas Nelson Publishers 2004
Downtown Desperadoes, Bethany House 2004
Lost Beneath Manhattan, Bethany House 2004
Race for the Park Street Treasure, Bethany House 2004
Sunrise at the Mayan Temple, Bethany House 2004
The Carpenter’s Journey, Thomas Nelson Publishers 2004
The Weeping Chamber, Tyndale House 2004
Creature of the Mists, Bethany House 2003
Madness at Moonshiner’s Bay (study guide available), Bethany House 2003
Mystery Tribe of Camp Blackeagle, Bethany House 2003
Shroud of the Lion, Bethany House 2003
The Lies of Saints, Tyndale House 2003
Tyrone’s Story, Thirsty Books 2003
Can the Real Jesus Still be Found, Harvest House 2002
Crown of Thorns, Tyndale House 2002
Last Stand, Tyndale Kids 2002

Bibliography cont.

Legend of the Gilded Saber, Bethany House 2002
Manchurian Sector, Tyndale Kids 2002
Out of the Shadows, Tyndale House 2002
The Leper ,Tyndale House 2002
The Unrandom Universe, Harvest House 2002
Tyrant of the Badlands, Bethany House 2002
Volcano of Doom, Bethany House 2002
Barbarians from the Isle, coolreading.com 2001
Countdown, Tyndale Kids 2001
Hammerhead, Tyndale Kids 2001
Moon Racer, Tyndale Kids 2001
Robot War, Tyndale Kids 2001
Sole Survivor, Tyndale Kids 2001
The Little Spider (Christmas book, hardcover, includes CD narration of story), Tyndale Kids 2001
Thunder Voice, Bethany House 2001
Wings of an Angel (study guide available), coolreading.com 2001
Alien Pursuit, Tyndale Kids 2000
Annie Ant Don’t Cry, coolreading.com 2000
Arnie Ant Has Hiccups, coolreading.com 2000
Baby Ant Has Stinky Pants, coolreading.com 2000
Bad Bug Blues, coolreading.com 2000
Camp Craziness, coolreading.com 2000
Cliff Drive, coolreading.com 2000
Dad Ant You Never Listen, coolreading.com 2000
Evening Star, Bethany House 2000
Fly Trap, coolreading.com 2000
Grampa Ant Snores Too Loud, coolreading.com 2000
Long Shot, coolreading.com 2000
Mommie Ant Eat Your Vegetables, coolreading.com 2000
Mystery Pennies, coolreading.com 2000
Oxygen Level Zero, Tyndale Kids 2000
Silver Moon, Bethany House 2000
Strunk Soup, coolreading.com 2000
Sun Dance, Bethany House 2000
Time Bomb, Tyndale Kids 2000
The Jesters Quest, Chariot Victor 1999
Wings of Dawn, Chariot Victor 1999
Cobra Threat (football), Thomas Nelson Publishers 1998
Hurricane Power (track), Thomas Nelson Publishers 1998
Maverick Mania (soccer), Thomas Nelson Publishers 1998
Scarlet Thunder (NASCAR), Thomas Nelson Publishers 1998
Tiger Heat (baseball), Thomas Nelson Publishers 1998
Titan Clash (basketball) Thomas Nelson Publishers 1998
Chief Honor, Thomas Nelson Publishers 1997
Dance of Darkness, Chariot Victor 1997
Galilee Man, Thomas Nelson Publishers 1997
Knights Honor, Thomas Nelson Publishers 1997
Outlaws Gold, Thomas Nelson Publishers 1997
Pharoahs Tomb, Thomas Nelson Publishers 1997
Pirates Cross, Thomas Nelson Publishers 1997
Sky Diving To the Extreme Chute Roll, Thomas Nelson Publishers 1997
Soldiers Aim, Thomas Nelson Publishers 1997
Blazer Drive, Orca Sports 1996
Blood Ties, Thomas Nelson Publishers 1996
Double Helix, Thomas Nelson Publishers 1996
Dr. Drabble and the Dynamic Duplicator, Word Publishing 1996
Scuba Diving To the Extreme Off the Wall, Thomas Nelson Publishers 1996
Thunder Bird Spirit, Thomas Nelson Publishers 1996
Winterhawk Star, Thomas Nelson Publishers 1996
All-Star Pride, coolreading.com 1995
Dr. Drabble’s Remarkable Underwater Breathing Pill, Word Publishing 1995
Magnus, Chariot Victor 1995
Rebel Glory (study guide available), coolreading.com 1995
Terror on Kamikaze Run, Bethany House 1994
A City of Dreams, Chariot Victor 1993
Merlins Destiny, Chariot Victor 1993
Dr. Drabble’s Amazing Invisibility Mirror, Word Publishing 1992
Dr. Drabble’s Spectacular Shrinker-Enlarger, Word Publishing 1992
The Forsaken Crusade, Chariot Victor 1992
The Legend of Burning Water, Chariot Victor 1992
Disappearing Jewel of Madagascar, Chariot Victor 1991
Doctor Drabble’s Astounding Musical Mesmerizer, Chariot Victor 1991
Doctor Drabble’s Incredible Identical Robot Innovation, Chariot Victor 1991
Doctor Drabble’s Phenomenal Antigravity Dust Machine, Chariot Victor 1991
The Missing Map of Pirate’s Haven, Chariot Victor 1991
Sammy the Sparrow and The Golden Rule

Awards

Alberta Reader’s Choice Award for Thief of Glory 2015

Arthur Ellis Award, Best Canadian YA Mystery for Dead Man’s Switch 2015

Christy Book of the Year for Thief of Glory 2015

Red Maple Award, Finalist for Dead Man’s Switch 2014

John Spray Mystery Award, Finalist for Devil’s Pass 2013

Red Maple Award, Finalist for Devil’s Pass 2013

CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens for Oil King Courage 2011

CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens for Timberwolf Prey 2011

CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens for Timberwolf Rivals 2011

CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens for Chief Honor 2009

CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens for Hitmen Triumph 2009

CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens for Timberwolf Challenge 2009

CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens for Timberwolf Trap 2009

CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens for Winterhawk Star 2009

Junior Library Guild Selection for Absolute Pressure 2009

Golden Eagle Award 2008

Reviews

Just to let everyone know we had author Sigmund Brouwer at our school this morning! HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST presenters we have ever had. The students and staff were thrilled, entertained and inspired by the presentation.

I just wanted to thank you again for your awesome presentation last week! The kids have been excitedly writing ever since! You particularly struck a chord with our young guys! I appreciate your work with them!

Once again, many thanks for the dynamic presentation this morning. . . Several teachers remarked that it was one of the best author presentations they’ve ever experienced. Bravo!

I just wanted to thank you again for your wonderful presentation this afternoon! All of the students and staff were talking about how much they enjoyed listening to you speak, and you definitely inspired many students to pick up your books and read! The staff was also very impressed with how you reached and entertained the grade 1-12 audience, not an easy feat! Thanks again for coming to our school!