In-house voice of the Toronto Raptors
I meet with a lot of teens and speak to a lot of youth groups. I see the things they go through in N.J.’s novels.... I kept thinking, How is she going to be able to top this book? But she did; each book got better and better.
Like Gary Cooper in High Noon or a gunfighter in a Louis L'Amour western, 18-year-old tough guy Shane Donahue wants out of the life he's been living. When someone suggests he should try God, he just laughs. But then he realizes he has nothing left to lose.
Former York Region Police Chief
N. J. Lindquist was presented with a plaque and a “Deeds Speak” certificate from then York Region Police Chief Armand P. LaBarge for her “contribution to facilitating positive change within the community” and “assisting youth in dealing with issues like anger, fear, and peer pressure” through the book.
N. J. has written columns, personal experience stories, and articles, some of which she has put into a couple of books. She's also working on a memoir. And she sometimes speaks, telling her stories.
Author and Speaker
Challenging and motivating. If you haven’t had the chance to hear her, don’t hesitate, find out where she’ll be speaking next, and sign up. You’ll be glad you did.
Five heart-warming anthologies featuring true stories, fiction, and poetry by 123 Canadian writers in total. Many of the pieces in the books have won writing awards. Three of the books also have study guides.
Brian C. Stiller
Global Ambassador at World Evangelical Alliance
Much in the tradition of Chicken Soup for the Soul, these delightful readings are like a cozy cup of hot cider.
An upcoming middle grade fantasy series by N. J. writing under a pseudonym.
As J. A. Menzies, N. J. writes a classic mystery series set in contemporary Toronto and featuring a mismatched team of homicide detectives. She also write some standalone mystery stories.
Paul Manziuk and his new partner, Jacqueline Ryan, make an odd team—he's white, an abrupt, patronizing veteran, while she's a recently promoted, vivacious black woman—but... the two rub elbows and tempers to effect.