1974 (age 43–44)
|Occupation||Novelist, screenwriter, director|
|Education||University of Toronto|
|Genre||Young adult fiction, fantasy, action, adventure|
The Girl Who Could FlyThe Boy Who Knew Everything
Victoria Forester is a Canadian author and a successful screenwriter. She is known for her best-selling novel, The Girl Who Could Fly.
Forester was born and grew up in a remote farm in Ontario, Canada. When she was 7 years old, she was passionate to be a nun, but resisted such a calling after watching Julie Andrews's The Sound of Music. When Lady Diana became a princess, Forester spent hours planning her ordinary wardrobe into a princess wardrobe.
During that time, she decided to become a princess detective who solved international cases to bring world peace. This lasted until she and her sister discovered synchronized swimming. Both planned in detail their lives as future world famous synchronized swimmers. As Forester grew older, she would write out her ever-changing careers in detail. She spent her days imagining doing all sort of things and wrote about it. She studied and graduated from the University of Toronto.
After graduating, Forester's passion for storytelling led her to write and direct a short film for CBC. The Pony Tale was aired on Global Television and Forester moved to Los Angeles, California. Roger Corman, a famous independent film producer mentored her and gave the opportunity to write and later, direct her first feature film, Circuit Breaker, starring Richard Grieco and Corbin Bernsen.
Forester soon directed another film, Macon County Jail with David Carradine and Ally Sheedy, followed by a Disney Channel film, Cry of the White Wolf and Teen Scorcery, a story about mischievous teenage witches that was shot in Romania.
Novelist, The Girl Who Could Fly
Forester began writing The Girl Who Could Fly as a screenplay, which was optioned by Paramount Pictures. She loved the story so much she decided to write it as a novel. Currently, Forester is looking forward to the opportunity to write more.
The Boy Who Knew Everything was published on October 27, 2015.
After publishing The Girl Who Could Fly, Forester won the Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, the Black Eyed Susan Award, Booklist Editors' Choice, Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List and the Utah Beehive Book Award Master List Awards. The novel was under the Top 10 First Novels for Youth.
- The Girl Who Could Fly (2008, Reprinted on March 2010) 
- The Boy Who Knew Everything (2015)
- Macmillan Author- Victoria Forester, Retrieved on 4 September 2010
- About Victoria, Retrieved on 4 September 2010
- Victoria Forester- Writing, Retrieved on 4 September 2010
- , Retrieved on May 19, 2011
- Macmillan: The Girl Who Could Fly: Victoria Forester: Books, Retrieved on 6 September 2010
- The Girl Who Could Fly (ISBN 978-0-312-60238-3), Retrieved on 4 September 2010