Summer Loving

I am so thrilled with the response to Summer Days, Starry Nights. Here are some memorable moments so far, starting with hitting the #1 spot on the best-seller list in Woodstock: Here it is recommended in my favourite childhood magazine, OWL: And again in Canadian Family magazine: The June issue of Quill and Quire had this … Continue reading Summer Loving

Meet the FitzOsbornes, The Crawleys of YA: FitzOzbornes in Exile Review

Downton Abbey fans you need to be reading this series! The FitzOzbornes in Exile is the second in an unique YA trilogy about a group of young royals from a fictional island nation off the coast of France in the 1930s and early 1940s. Told in diary form from the perspective of sensitive and observant Princess … Continue reading Meet the FitzOsbornes, The Crawleys of YA: FitzOzbornes in Exile Review

A Gothic Masterpiece: Splendors & Glooms review

Be prepared- this review contains spoilers and incessant gushing. A Drowned Maiden's Hair remains one of my favourite contemporary middle grade books and I could not wait to read Schlitz's next book Splendors and Glooms, which seemed perfectly Victorian and gothic and creepy. The wait was worthwhile, and this book has vaulted into my best … Continue reading A Gothic Masterpiece: Splendors & Glooms review