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New Book Announcement: DAYS THAT END IN Y

I am thrilled to announce that Scholastic Canada will publish my third novel, DAYS THAT END IN Y in February 2013. Here are some things to look forward to: fireworks, Little League baseball games, old high school yearbooks, bicycle missions, doggie drama, a wedding, at least three major misunderstandings, and as always, a  few surprises.… Continue reading New Book Announcement: DAYS THAT END IN Y

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B is for Beeton: New Tecumseth Public Library Visit

Tuesday was quite possibly the most beautiful day we've had yet this summer- sunny, breezy, tolerable humidity- and I was happy to spend it in picturesque Beeton at the New Tecumseth Public Library! There is lots of love about NTPL, including historical artifacts related to the city's bee-keeping history displayed around the library, but this… Continue reading B is for Beeton: New Tecumseth Public Library Visit

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Upcoming Events & Workshops

My summer/fall dance card is filling up with a number of fun, bookish events: New Tecumseth Public Library  Writing Workshop- July 24th, New Tecumseth ON The wonderful staff at New Tecumseth public library are holding a teen writing contest which I will be judging along with 3 other distinguished judges. If you are a teen… Continue reading Upcoming Events & Workshops

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TD Book Week: Day Five

That beautiful building seen above is Buena Vista school, which turns 100 next year. This was my first stop on my last official day of my tour of Saskatchewan. The students here had lots of questions about the ins and outs of publishing and being a professional writer. Then I zipped over to Aberdeen to… Continue reading TD Book Week: Day Five

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TD Book Week Day Four

Check out that fox atop the welcome to White Fox sign. Beautiful! I could get used to this touring business. Today I had a rather boisterous group in Nipawin who kept me on my toes with lots of excellent (and quirky) questions. See my round-up below for examples. I also dropped by Tisdale to speak… Continue reading TD Book Week Day Four

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TD Book Week: Day Three

It's hard to believe I am already at the half way mark of my book week tour! Today I stayed put in Prince Albert, stopping by Arthur Pechey School and the John M Cuelenaere Public Library, which has one of the nicest puppet theatres I have ever seen. In addition to being home to The… Continue reading TD Book Week: Day Three

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TD Book Week: Day Two

Today, after possibly the best sleep of my life at the North Battleford Travelodge (the bed felt like it was made of clouds. Wonderfully supportive and fluffy clouds), I met with students at the beautiful North Battleford public library and then headed northwest to Pelican Lake First Nation to meet with grade 4,5, and 6… Continue reading TD Book Week: Day Two

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TD Book Week: Day One

Here I am in sunny Saskatchewan, which certainly lived up to that moniker today! My book week is off to a wonderful start, with bright skies and lots of eager readers. Today brought me to The Chapel Gallery in North Battleford. What a beautiful space to present in, featuring art by local artists. I had a… Continue reading TD Book Week: Day One

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Three New LOVE Reviews

I have been feeling the LOVE online this week. Check out these three great reviews... "Like Words That Start With B, Love is a Four-Letter Word continues to provide on honest outlook of a pre-teen figuring out her relationships and the world around her." CM Magazine "Vikki VanSickle has written a witty and fun book that… Continue reading Three New LOVE Reviews

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I Left My Heart in Calgary…

...along with a lot of signed books! This past week I was thrilled to visit Calgary, Alberta, courtesy of the good folks at Scholastic Canada. I arrived at the tail end of a chinook and just as the first snow storm of the season was settling in; true, Canadian weather at it's finest and most… Continue reading I Left My Heart in Calgary…