Nikki Tate

Nikki TateBorn in England, award-winning author Nikki Tate travelled the world before settling down on a tiny farm on Vancouver Island. Horses, goats, ducks, cats, dogs, and koi keep her busy when she isn't dreaming up ideas for new books or working out in her garden. The author of more than twenty books, Tate also works as a freelance broadcaster with CBC radio and is a professional storyteller, retelling the stories of King Arthur's court. Her writing workshops are popular with aspiring writers of all ages.

Tate is the past Chair of the Victoria Children's Literature Roundtable, the Vancouver Island Council of the International Reading Association, and the Greater Victoria Arts Commission.

For more information about Nikki Tate, please visit the author's website: www.nikkitate.com or follow her blog – www.nikkitate.blogspot.com.

Titles by the Author

Double Take

Karen Brain's Olympic Journey

Double Take is for young horse-lovers, biography fans, or simply anyone who loves an inspiring story.

From an early age, Canadian equestrian Karen Brain is determined to someday compete in the Olympics. Her first riding lessons aren't terribly encouraging, but Karen is determined. Soon jumping over obstacles becomes her specialty—literally and figuratively, as she struggles to get her own mount, the coaching she needs, and the funds to achieve her goals.

8Buy from Store0 pp • 8 x 7
ISBN 1-55039-162-3 • paper • $12.95
80+ b/w and colour pictures
ages 8 - 12


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Cave of Departure

The Estorian Chronicles Book I

Twelve-year-old Dominique fails to complete a deadly serious ritual and is banished from his place with the Estorian people, a tribe of nomadic storytellers. He must travel alone to a distant cave where, it is believed, he will find the voice he has always longed for. His quest takes him to far-off lands where he must do battle with a mighty river serpent, outwit pungent yagabonos, and survive capture by a group of powerful leranons. Inspired by the creatures and legends of a variety of mythologies, Nikki Tate has created a world where there is no greater honour-and no greater challenge-than being a magnificent storyteller. The first novel in the Estorian Chronicles Trilogy, Cave of Departure introduces a feisty Buy from Storeyoung word warrior and his female counterpart, Amana, the Campriano, whose relentless search for the truth is destined to change Dominique’s life forever.

The Battle for Carnillo

The Estorian Chronicles Book II

Banished from his tribe, twelve-year-old Dominique's quest continues as he reaches the great port city of Carnillo. Civil strife and rumours of imminent invasion bring suspicion upon all who walk the streets. Arrested and imprisoned, Dominique receives help from an unexpected ally and is drawn into a confusing Buy from Storeconspiracy of constantly shifting alliances. As he attempts to unravel the truth behind the strange web of conflicting stories about his father, Dominique learns there is a greater challenge before him.

Rebel of Dark Creek

StableMates 1

Jessa is in Grade 6 and eats, sleeps and dreams horses. But lessons and ponies are expensive, how will she ever manage to buy or lease a horse of her own? With a combination of work, luck, and good friends she finds a pony named Rebel... and then the adventures begin. On with the gumboots, up with the pitchfork and Jessa has to learn to work for Rebel's room Buy from Storeand board while keeping up in school and coping with some strange behaviour from a few classmates.

Team Trouble at Dark Creek

StableMates 2

When two giant draft horses take up residence at Dark Creek Stables, the trouble starts. Fences collapse, Mrs. Bailey can't keep up with the feed bills and Jessa's pony, Rebel, finds himself out in the cold during the worst blizzard of the century. To make things worse, Jessa and he best friend can't seem to get along and a surprise visitor Buy from Storenearly ruins Jessa's Christmas vacation. Will Dark Creek ever be the same again?

Jessa Be Nimble, Rebel Be Quick

StableMates 3

Jessa is completely stressed out! Her terrifying dreams about water jumps just won't stop. In fact, as the date of Jimmy McBride's eventing clinic draws closer, the nightmares keep getting worse. At school, she's responsible for helping the new girl from Japan settle in. Unfortunately for Jessa, her efforts to help just seem to make Midori unhappier. Buy from StoreJessa's best friend, Cheryl, is no help at all – she's too busy trying to land a juicy part in a play.

Sienna's Rescue

StableMates 4

When four abused and neglected horses are seized by the Kenwood Animal Rescue Society, Jessa convinces Mrs. Bailey that Dark Creek Stables would be a perfect foster farm for one of them, but nobody is prepared for the challenges of Sienna's rehabilitation. Can Jessa and her friends save the young renegade mare from Buy from Storethe slaughterhouse? Why is Mrs. Bailey behaving so strangely around Walter Walters? And what is Jessa going to do with Romeo, the lovable mutt who shows up at the little house on Desdemona Street and refuses to leave?

Raven's Revenge

StableMates 5

When Jessa wins a trip for two to horse camp, she and Cheryl are so excited they can hardly think of anything else. But Camp Singing Waters may not be a blissful getaway. Feuding campers, a lame horse and drafty cabins are bad enough, but should they have listened more carefully to Mrs. Bailey's ominous warnings about Dr. Buy from StoreRainey's experiments with witchcraft? Or, are the late-night ghost stories around the campfire just feulling their overactive imaginations?

Return to Skoki Lake

StableMates 6

When Jessa wins a trip for two to horse camp, she and Cheryl are so excited they can hardly think of anything else. But Camp Singing Waters may not be a blissful getaway. Feuding campers, a lame horse and drafty cabins are bad enough, but should they have listened more carefully to Mrs. Bailey's ominous warnings about Dr. Buy from StoreRainey's experiments with witchcraft? Or, are the late-night ghost stories around the campfire just feulling their overactive imaginations?

Keeping Secrets at Dark Creek

StableMates 7

Fans of Nikki Tate’s horse novels will be happy to see Jessa and the rest of the Dark Creek gang back for more horsey action in the seventh volume of the best-selling StableMates series. Jessa continues to struggle to control her new mount, Jasmine, even as she tries to keep a lid on her iBuy from Storentense jealousy towards Molly, the young rider who has been taking lessons on Jessa’s beloved pony, Rebel.

Tarragon Island

Heather Blake can't believe her bad luck when her family moves from Toronto to tiny Tarragon Island on the West Coast. What will she, a budding author, write about on this rock in the middle of nowhere? Heather's mother is too busy getting established as the local veterinarian and her father too obsessed with his new sailboat Buy from Storefor either of them to pay much attention to her predicament. But with a writer's creativity, Heather finds herself planning a brilliant escape.

No Cafes in Narnia, A Tarragon Island Novel

It's not easy to have a private life on a small island. Thirteen-year-old Heather Blake can't stand the fact people on Tarragon Island know about her family's traumas practically before she does. The local youth writing group is supposed to help her meet people and improve her writing skills. Instead, Heather finds herself revealing way too much about both her writing life and her private thoughts to kids she can't believe are becoming her friends. Heather's new school, a budding romance, serious family illness, a strange crime, and even stranger island residents cause Buy from Storemore trouble than she thinks she can handle. It will take all the strength and determination Heather can muster if she hopes to survive and carve out a place for herself in her new island home.

Trouble on Tarragon Island

Heather Blake is horrified when her grandmother gets involved with the Ladies of the Forest, a radical group of protesters willing to do just about anything to save a stand of old-growth trees from the loggers' chainsaws. When the Ladies make a calendar, semi-nude photos of Granny and her friends hang on just about every fridge on Tarragon Island. Things get even worse when protesters get arrested and tempers flare. Without question, there's a crisis in the Tarragon Woods, and the solutions are far from clear-cut.

Buy from StoreJUVENILE FICTION • 216 pp • 5.25 x 7.75
ISBN 1-55039-154-2 • paper • $9.95
ages 8-13

 
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