Author Video Spotlight: Lesley Livingston on "Once Every Never"

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Earlier in the summer, Lesley Livington's Once Every Never was released, much to my delight! It's the first in a new trilogy centered around a teenage girl, Clare, who finds herself mysteriously transported into the past after touching an ancient Celtic artifact.

Chatting away at the Royal Ontario Museum, the fabulous Canadian author goes behind-the-scenes and shares what went into writing Once Every Never, including research and her fascination with this time in history. 

Published by Penguin Canada, Once Every Never is available in bookstores across Canada... and American friends, you can find the book through


Clarinet Reid is a pretty typical teenager. On the surface. She’s smart, but a bit of slacker; outgoing, but just a little insecure; not exactly a mischief-maker… but trouble tends to find her wherever she goes. Also? She unwittingly carries a centuries-old Druid Blood Curse running through her veins.

Now, with a single thoughtless act, what started off as the Summer Vacation in Dullsville suddenly spirals into a deadly race to find a stolen artifact, avert an explosive catastrophe, save a Celtic warrior princess, right a dreadful wrong that happened centuries before Clare was even born, and if there’s still time—literally—maybe even get a date.

This is the kind of adventure that happens to a girl once every… never.

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  1. Thanks for sharing, Liz!
    I loved Once Every Never

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  2. Great video! I loved hearing about all the back story for this book, I'm really looking forward to reading it and I think I'm going to get it right after the holidays :D

  3. I'll have to watch this tonight! I don't want to get caught at work stalking all my fave blogs! ;-)

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  4. Ooh the ROM... I have such good memories of going there on school trips.

    I STILL need to read this book!! I'm very excited by the concept, though. Yay for fellow history geeks. =b

  5. What a great video! I loved the book and Lesley was a lot of fun to meet in person at the release party for Once Every Never. :)

  6. I really like the cover on this one! Colorful and unique!

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