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Jessica Scott Kerrin fonds

  • MS-2-821
  • Fonds
  • 2001 - 2019
Fonds comprises records regarding Jessica Scott Kerrin's work as a children's author, including printed and electronic manuscripts; editorial correspondence; book reviews; style and writing guides; learning resource materials; digital photographs; and correspondence from readers, primarily school children.

Kerrin, Jessica Scott

Yesterday's party : [manuscripts]

File includes six annotated drafts of "Yesterday's Party," the first story in Martin Bridge: On the Lookout! There is also correspondence between Jessica Scott Kerrin and Alison Hrabluik regarding the story's entry in the Writers Union of Canada competition, along with readers' comments.

Riddles : [manuscripts]

File includes multiple (undated) annotated drafts of "Riddles," the first story in Martin Bridge: Ready for Takeoff! Some drafts are interspersed with correspondence and notes between Jessica Scott Kerrin and her Kids Can Press editor, Debbie Rogosin. Earlier drafts are titled "Jenny and Mrs. Phips" and are interspersed with readers' reports, correspondence between Kerrin and Kids Can Press, as well as a letter announcing the story's inclusion as a finalist in the Writers Union of Canada's fifth annual Writing for Children Competition.

Jessica Scott Kerrin's school visit and readers' response records

Series comprises letters and drawings from school children in response to classroom visits/readings by Jessica Scott Kerrin, primarily utilizing a template provided by her as a follow-up resource. Records contained in this series represent a sampling from author's original donation, with two or three letters retained from each school visit. Series also contains several folders of readers' correspondence not initiated by the author.

Martin Bridge: Ready for Takeoff!

Series comprises records regarding the development, writing, publishing and reception of Jessica Scott Kerrin's first children's book and the first in her Martin Bridge series, published by Kids Can Press. Records types include correspondence; print and electronic versions of manuscripts; resource materials and style guides; and published reviews.

Smithereens : [manuscripts]

File includes ca. 40 largely undated annotated drafts of "Smithereens," the third story in Martin Bridge: Ready for Takeoff! Some drafts are interspersed with editorial correspondence and notes. Earlier manuscript drafts are titled "Rockets."

Props : [manuscript]

File contains a handwritten manuscript of "Props," the second story in Martin Bridge: Sound the Alarm! There are also notes and a plot diagram.

Crosswalk : [manuscripts]

File comprises five drafts of the story published as "Crosswalk," the first story in Martin Bridge: Out of Orbit! Earlier manuscript versions were titled "Heroes." File includes correspondence regarding the story's submission in The Writers' Union of Canada's 2002 Writing for Children Competition, notes and plot diagrams.

Spyder : [manuscript]

File comprises a handwritten draft of the story published as "Spyder," the second story in Martin Bridge: Out of Orbit, as well as a concept outline, notes and a thematic plot diagram.

Lottery : [manuscript]

File contains one handwritten manuscript for "Lottery," which was published as "Science Fair," the first story in Martin Bridge: In High Gear! There are also four pages of notes.

Rope : [manuscript]

Item is a word processing file containing the final draft of Rope, the second story in Martin Bridge: Onwards and Upwards! The file format is Microsoft Word 97-2004.
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