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Is this the next J.K. Rowling?

Paula Simons
Impoverished young Canadian explodes onto children’s literature scene

EDMONTON – Once upon a time, there was a shy, studious kid from Edmonton named Matthew Skelton. Matthew wasn’t a fast reader. But he loved books. He loved to buy them, to collect them, to own them. He dedicated himself to the study of literature and publishing. In 1996, at 25, he left Edmonton to study at Oxford.
He earned his doctorate, but he couldn’t find a full-time job. So the impoverished young academic, living out of a suitcase on #12 a week, wrote a novel called Endymion Spring, about a young brother and sister who discover a haunted book in Oxford’s Bodleian Library, a medieval book of all knowledge, which requires the blood sacrifice of an innocent child to yield its secrets.

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