We are so excited to share our 2023 line up with you!

Visit our 15th Anniversary page for a complete list of presenters over the past 15 years.

  • Ambreen Butt-Hussain

    Ambreen Butt-Hussain was born in Pakistan but lived in England and Scotland before finally settling in Canada. She has a […]

  • Andrea Curtis

    ANDREA CURTIS’s children’s non-fiction titles include A Forest in the City, City of Water, City Streets are for People and […]

  • Andrew Larsen

    Andrew is the author of over twenty picture books including Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden; A Squiggly Story; The […]

  • Anoosha Syed

    Anoosha Syed is a Pakistani-Canadian illustrator and character designer for animation, based in Texas. She graduated with a BFA in […]

  • Brittany Luby

    BRITTANY LUBY, of Anishinaabe descent, was raised on Treaty #3 Lands in what is now known as northwestern Ontario. She […]

  • Charlene Chua

    Charlene Chua draws many things, from baos to dragons, and everything in between. When they are not drawing, they enjoy […]

  • Christopher Steininger

    Christopher Steininger has done storyboards for numerous shows and video games, including Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and Spec Ops: The Line. […]

  • David A. Robertson

    David A. Robertson is the author of numerous books for young readers, including Governor General’s Literary Award winners When We […]

  • Duane Murray

    Meet Hamilton-local author, script-writer, and actor Duane Murray. He explores grief and intergenerational relationships in his heartwarming graphic novel, Better […]

  • Erin Bow

    Erin Bow was born in the American Midwest and studied particle physics in college, eventually working at the CERN laboratory […]

  • Esi Edugyan

    Esi Edugyan, best known for her adult novels Half-Blood Blues and Washington Black, is making her children’s literature debut with […]

  • Jennifer Maruno

    Jennifer Maruno is the author of seven novels for middle grade and young adult readers as well as the picture […]

  • Kathleen Gros

    Joining us virtually from Vancouver, British Columbia, Kathleen Gros is a cartoonist. You may recognize her distinctive illustrative style from […]

  • Keltie Thomas

    Keltie Thomas is the author of Do Fish Fart? and How Hockey Works, as well as many other highly acclaimed […]

  • Kenneth Oppel

    A long-time friend of Telling Tales, Kenneth Oppel is the award-winning author of the Silverwing trilogy that has sold over […]

  • Kevin Sylvester

    Kevin Sylvester is a fan favourite at Telling Tales! He wears many hats both literally and figuratively. In addition to […]

  • Lana Button

    Lana Button’s picture books have been recognized as Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Bets and the IBBY Outstanding Book for […]

  • Linh Nguyen

    Linh Nguyen is a Vietnamese immigrant to Canada who straddles many intersecting worlds. Her stories revolve around home, liminality, and […]

  • Marie-Louise Gay

    Marie-Louise Gay is an internationally acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator. She is best known for her Stella and Sam […]

  • Nadia L. Hohn

    Nadia L. Hohn is an award-winning author of several books for young people, including the Malaika series, Harriet Tubman: Freedom […]

  • Paul Gilligan

    The rewarding thing about cartooning is that it’s completely yours… you can express your ideas any time you like! I […]

  • Richard Scrimger

    Richard Scrimger has written more than twenty books for children and adults, including Zomboy and Downside Up, many of which […]

  • S.J. Okemow

    S.J. Okemow is a Nehiyaw (Cree) and Eastern European multidisciplinary artist. mî Osâwâpikones (Dear Dandelion) is her debut picture book. […]

  • S.K. Ali

    S. K. Ali, the author of Saints and Misfits, returns to Telling Tales with the romantic sequel to Love from […]

  • Sarah Raughley

    Sarah Raughley returns to Telling Tales with The Song of Wrath – the highly anticipated sequel to The Bones of […]

  • Shawn Daley

    Shawn Daley is a Toronto-based cartoonist and chiptunist. His illustrations bring the graphic novel, Better Place, to life!

  • Vikki Vansickle

    Vikki VanSickle is a long-time friend of Telling Tales! Vikki returns for a sixth season to share her new middle […]

  • Yolanda T. Marshall

    Meet author, Yolanda T. Marshall, as she shares her picture book, Hot Cross Buns for Everyone with us! Yolanda was […]