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Waiting on Wednesday: Days That End in Y

My third book, the final in the Clarissa and Benji series, Days That End in Y is available in three weeks! I can barely contain my excitement. I've already received my author copies from Scholastic Canada, look how pretty: Doesn't the blue make you think of summer? Doesn't Clarissa look just ever-so slightly more mature and… Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Days That End in Y

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Calling All Budding Filmmakers, Grade 4 and up!

You still have time to enter my book trailer contest! Create a fun, short video celebrating the Clarissa and Benji  books and you could WIN! All video submissions must be received by January 15th, 2013. GRAND PRIZE WINNER: 1. The winning video will be revealed here on the blog as the OFFICIAL TRAILER. It will also… Continue reading Calling All Budding Filmmakers, Grade 4 and up!

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What Makes a Great Book Trailer?

I'm holding a book trailer contest for kids in grades 4+. The winning trailer will be the OFFICIAL trailer for Days That End in Y (due out in February) and the winning filmmaker will get all sorts of fun stuff like signed books, a prize package from Scholastic Canada, and his/her school will win an… Continue reading What Makes a Great Book Trailer?

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October Kid Lit Events Round-up

October is my favourite month. It's pumpkin pie, salted-caramel hot chocolate, and boots season. The air smells like woodsmoke and apples and everywhere you look the leaves are shirking their uniform greenness and letting their colours show. Plus their are two fantastic holidays, Thanksgiving and Halloween! Feasts and costumes! Who doesn't love October?! So it… Continue reading October Kid Lit Events Round-up

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CONTEST: Create a Book Trailer and WIN!

Calling all book-lovers and budding filmmakers in Grades 4 and up! Create a fun, short (no longer than 2 MINUTES) video celebrating the Clarissa and Benji series and you could WIN a school visit from me AND a library of Scholastic books valued at $100! DETAILS: Contest runs from October 1st, 2012 to January 15th… Continue reading CONTEST: Create a Book Trailer and WIN!