Lisa Bowes

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? Lucy Tries Luge is a Children’s Picture Book for ages 3-6, illustrated by James Hearne

Quick description: Lucy Tries Luge is the first book in a “Kids Love Sports” series.

Lucy has a new luge sled but she isn’t sure about this unique sliding sport. You have to lie on your back and steer with your feet?? Lucy thinks the luge track looks pretty scary with its twists and turns. What if she loses her grip? But with the support of her parents, and a reminder that luge is similar to tobogganing, Lucy jumps on her sled and displays her adventurous side!


With the support of the Olympia Trust Company, Lisa Bowes is donating 1,500 copies of Lucy Tries Luge to every Kindergarten and Grade 1 classroom throughout the Calgary Board of Education with additional copies being sent to school libraries and learning commons.

As well, 650 copies have been donated to the Surrey (British Ccolumbia) Elementary Schools and Libraries.

Brief biography:
A pioneer in her field, Lisa Bowes has been recognized across Canada for her work as a sports reporter, anchor, producer and play by play announcer. From her early days covering the Winnipeg Jets to the Olympic Games, Lisa has established a reputation for being a committed and passionate storyteller. A Gemini Nominee for Best Writing in an Information Program or Series, she is currently based in Calgary where she works for CTV and freelances for TSN.

Links to buy Lisa’s book:
Monkeyshines Childrens Books – Calgary
Pages Books on Kensington – Calgary
Owl’s Nest Books & Gifts – Calgary
At select Indigo and Chapters stores in Calagry and area

Lisa’s promo links:
Calgary Herald article
And from the Calgary Board of Education, a report on the launch of Lucy Tries Luge
A new review in Active for Life

Lisa received a great deal of publicity and promotion for her book and updated her information on Reading Recommendations here.)

What are you working on now?
The next book in the Kids Love Sports Series. This time Lucy tries a summer sport before the 2016 Olympic Games. It will also be translated into Portuguese.

Lisa’s reading recommendations:
Dino-Baseball by Lisa Wheeler and The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (I loved The Rosie Project! smt)

And here’s Lisa with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi at the launch of Lucy Tries Luge

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