Sylvia McNicoll

Sylvia McNicoll has written over 35 internationally published novels for young audiences and was the winner of the 2011 Burlington’s Literary Artist of the Year award. She’s served as president of CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers) and a director for Access Copyright. She edited Today’s Parent Toronto for eight years and has given writing workshops and talks across Canada. Currently, she teaches at The Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. Her 2017-18 Great Mistake Mystery Series (Dundurn Press) at present includes The Best Mistake Mystery, The Artsy Mistake Mystery and The Snake Mistake Mystery, all set in Burlington, featuring an anxious 12 year-old who counts and analyzes mistakes while walking dogs and solving mysteries.

The Snake Mistake Mystery

When a ball python they’re looking after disappears, Stephen Noble and Renée Kobai join forces with their favourite clients, Jack Russell Ping and greyhound Pong, to find that snake. The local animal shelter proves no help at all. The only thing they care about is their annual cat sale. It’s starting to look like the ball python may have been stolen, when Stephen and Renée get word that more homes have been broken into, all of them clients of Noble Dog Walking. Read more.