John Lekich is a veteran Vancouver freelance journalist who has turned his hand to books for teenagers. He is also a screenwriter, a film critic and the co-author of a book about former Premier Mike Harcourt's remarkable recovery from life-threatening injuries sustained from a fall, Plan B: One Man's Journey from Tragedy to Triumph (Wiley, 2004). Lekich has a B.Ed. from UBC and has taught high school English. His young adult novel about bullying, The Losers' Club (Annick 2002), was shortlisted for the Sheila Egoff Prize and a Governor General's Award. It was also chosen as Book of the Year (Foreward Magazine) and received the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, the Canadian Library Association - Young Adult Canadian Book Award and the Best Books for Young Adults Award. In the same year he published The Savvy Teen's Guide to Great Movies (Annick, 2002). His novel King of the Lost and Found (Raincoast, 2007) was followed by The Prisoner of Snowflake Falls (Orca 2012), a finalist for the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize awarded to the best non-illustrated book written for children by a B.C. author.

BOOKS:

The Losers' Club (Annick 2002)
The Savvy Teen's Guide to Great Movies (Annick, 2002)
Plan B: One Man's Journey from Tragedy to Triumph (Wiley, 2004)
King of the Lost and Found (Raincoast, 2007) $11.95 978-1-55192-802-9
The Prisoner of Snowflake Falls (Orca, 2012). 978-1-55469-978-0 $12.95

[BCBW 2013] "Kidlit" "Biography"