(Harper Collins, 2011) OLA Best Bet, Young Adult Fiction, 2012 “Pacing is fast and suspenseful throughout.

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(Harper Collins Canada, Fall 2007) Highly Recommended, cm Magazine Shortlist, 2008 White Pine Award, Ontario Library Association “Relayed in first person narrative, Jace reveals himself to be a complex and richly layered character whose attempts to fill in the spaces in his notebook reward him with something more valuable than what he initially expected to find in Mexico- a sense of identity, and resolution.

Immensely powerful, and ranging from comical to heartbreaking, the narration is intimate, detailed and profound, leaving readers with their own spaces to interpret and fill in from Jace’s observations.

When she’s not writing she attends Al Hikmah Islamic Centre for their full time program on the study of the Qur’an.

She also co-host of The Woman Up Podcast, an open discussion with women of all walks of life from almost every continent as they journey into self betterment, one conversation at a time.

More information about Don Aker can be found on his website:

Fiction The Fifth Rule Reef becomes the centre of controversy while he tries to rebuild his reputation and his relationship with Leeza, the only girl he has ever loved.This YA novel has one of the best starts of any I have read. aloud to students elicits a most powerful reaction.As I read, their eyes grow larger and they lean forward, an indication of their involvement.Agent: Sandra Bishop Reeve Abraben is a nationally recognized custom gunmaker and a member of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild.A graduate of the Colorado School of Trades, a gunsmithing school, he is an avid collector of antiquarian sporting books, and has complied an extensive library of hunting, African hunting, fishing, gun, and shooting books dating back to the 1850’s.The climax involves Reef’s going to confront Decker while Leeza races to stop him, and Aker uses short chapters alternating between the characters to keep readers on the edges of their seats.