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Some Good News

Thank you, Indigo!

I am thrilled to have two exciting things to share from Canada’s largest bookstore, who just this week announced they will be joining the 15 Percent Pledge, a commitment to better representing the population of Canada in the retail space.

If I Had a Gryphon has been selected to be part of the Indigo Baby’s First Library program, alongside such classic titles as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Love You Forever, and personal fave, Each Peach Pear Plum. I am absolutely delighted to be in such stellar company!

Check your mailboxes, because Teddy Bear of the Year is included in Indigo’s Holiday Gift Guide! It’s always a thrill to see my books on a list, and while I admit to being extremely biased, I think a cuddly bedtime story about teddies celebrating kindness (and honey tarts) would make an excellent gift!

Virtual Appearances

I have two events coming up. First, I will be discussing The Challenges of Publishing to Multiple Audiences on a panel of the same name as part of the Toronto International Festival of Authors IV program on Thursday, October 29th from 9:30-10:30am ET.

Next, on November 3rd, I will be discussing children’s publishing at the 2020 Child & Youth Expo virtual conference. My presentation, This is Not a Moment, It’s a Movement: Shifts in Children’s Publishing, will look at changes in children’s publishing and moving beyond the idea of trends. And yes, that is 100% a Hamilton reference (WORK!) The line-up includes a keynote from recent White Pine nominee Brian Francis, sessions on innovative and engaging teen programming, plus trivia at lunch!

Storytime Videos

Looking for some Halloween at home content? Check out my storytime reading of the very sweet The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt by Riel Nason and Byron Eggenschwiler. This is part of a series of Halloween storytimes presented by Tundra Books. Four videos will be released this week and available on demand until November 1st, 2020.

Stay safe out there, friends!

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