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Adira Rotstein's Biography

Member Info

Feb 2009

Some info about me and my education and experience:

I am the Toronto based author of "Little Jane Silver," the first in series of two novels, (so far), featuring the granddaughter of Long John Silver from "Treasure Island." I am also an accomplished illustrator, having studied illustration at the Ontario College of Art and Design. As an undergraduate at the University of Toronto I was mentored by Austin Clarke, a nominee for the Governor General’s award for fiction. I received my Master’s of Fine Art from the University of Southern California’s prestigious Screenwriting program and have taught screenwriting workshops at the Liason of Independent Film-makers of Toronto. During my time at USC I was awarded the USC Associates Scholarship for writing. While in Los Angeles I was an intern at Platinum Studios, the company that owns the rights to many Image Comics and Top Cow properties. As part of my internship I edited original Platinum Studios comic book scripts and developed Image properties into film treatments. As a journalist I have been a contributor to the online comics journal "ComicAddiction.com." Currently, I have a feature length screenplay for children called "Odd Star" in development at Stephanie Epstein Productions. I received my Bachelor’s of Education degree from the University of Ottawa in 2008 and have taught in the United Kingdom, the U.S. and Canada.

Influences

Jasper Fforde, Susanna Clarke, EM Forster, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robin Hobb, Douglas Adams, Robert Louis Stevenson

Upcoming Works

Little Jane Silver
Little Jane of the Nameless Isle
Splendorglass

Agents

Carl Leibmann

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