Mint Literary Agency

Cyndi Sand-Eveland

Cyndi Sand-Eveland has worked with elementary-aged children for the past 15 years as a teaching assistant. She has also worked as a storyteller, library assistant, sign language interpreter and ESL tutor. She lives on a farm outside of Nelson, B.C.

A Tinfoil Sky

Rights Sold
World rights–Tundra Books, 2012

Mel and her mother, Cecily, know what it’s like to live rough. When Cecily announces that they’ve had enough and that they are going to go home to her mother’s, Mel dreams of security, a comfortable bed, and a grandmother’s love seem to be about to come true. But her grandmother is not what Mel expects, and though the local library offers sanctuary, a real home seems beyond her grasp. A Tinfoil Sky is a hard-hitting novel that aches with longing.  At its heart is a 12-year-old girl determined to beat incredible odds and steer her own destiny.

“…a highly readable, insightful, and engrossing story with a character with whom young people with similar backgrounds will identify.” – CM magazine

“…gritty, riveting” – Sherie Posesorski, National Post

Dear Toni

Dear Toni

Rights Sold
World rights, Tundra Books, 2008

Sixth-grader Gene Tucks dreads being the new kid at school and dreads even more the hundred-day journal-writing assignment her teacher has given the class.  But little by little, Dear Nobody evolves into Dear Toni.  And Toni becomes a best friend to whom Gene tells everything.  Through Gene’s 100 entries, we come to know one of the freshest, funniest characters to grace the pages of a book in a very long time.

“Gene’s story is told in a marvelously authentic voice; delightful doodles accompany the text… A great addition to middle-grade collections.” – Kirkus Reviews

Winner, Silver Birch Award for Fiction 2010