Author Tags: Kidlit & Young Adult

Sophia Firecracker is a nine-year-old girl who thinks she’s a superhero. When Principal Corncob hints that teacher Mrs. Greenbean may also be a superhero, Sophia sets out on a mission to discover the teacher’s superpowers.


Introducing Sophia Firecracker. Illustrated by Christine Smolcic; designed by: Nadja Penaluna. 9780987690609


10 Facts about A. A. Riley
Publisher's Promo (2012)

from author's website

1)She was born in Luton, England, grew up in Cambridge (Hespeler, of course), Ontario and lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

2)Her favourite books include The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Falling Angels by Barbara Gowdy, Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Clementine by Sara Pennypacker, Judy Moody by Megan McDonald and everything by Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary.

3)Her favourite colour is yellow and has had a yellow wall in every place she’s lived since 1994.

4)She loves hats and shoes; along with her pen, she considers them her secret weapon.

5)Introducing Sophia Firecracker was created from a dream.

6)Introducing Sophia Firecracker took eleven years to complete.

7) She will not eat chicken skin, lima beans and chick peas.

8)She was a stunt double in a Hollywood movie rated one of the worst of 2007.

9)She has met two of her favourite authors, Alice Walker and Barbara Gowdy.

10) She wrote her first book in grade three.