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Summer Days, Starry Nights Shortlisted for the 2015 Red Maple Award

I could not be more thrilled to be among the fantastic writers on the 2015 Red Maple Award list. The OLA Forest of Reading is one of the largest children's choice award programs in Canada and attending the Forest of Trees ceremony in Toronto is one of my favourite days of the year. If you… Continue reading Summer Days, Starry Nights Shortlisted for the 2015 Red Maple Award

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What To Read This Summer- YA Edition

The May long weekend has come and gone, my patio furniture is out, it seems that summer is finally, FINALLY just around the corner! Here are some great YA reads for those summer days, starry nights (*cough* shameless plug)*: We Were Liars I have been a big fan of E. Lockhart for many, many years.… Continue reading What To Read This Summer- YA Edition

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A Star for Starry Nights!

Despite the crisp autumn air, Summer Days, Starry Nights is still kicking around! I was thrilled to see a shiny red star next to Summer Days, Starry Nights in the Fall 2013 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens. Days That End in Y also got a mention, which means that all three Clarissa books have… Continue reading A Star for Starry Nights!

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Summer Days, Starry Nights in The National Post

What a way to start the weekend! I was so thrilled to be interviewed in The National Post this weekend.  Goodness knows it is like pulling dragon's teeth to get any major media coverage for children's books in Canada, so I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to talk about my beloved Reenie, place in… Continue reading Summer Days, Starry Nights in The National Post

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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

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Blast From the Past!

Last week was a wonderful blur, starting with the Toronto launch of Summer Days, Starry Nights. I was so touched to see so many friends and readers come out on the rainiest day of the year to celebrate with me. It was exactly what I wanted and you've made me all a very happy lady.… Continue reading Blast From the Past!

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Summer Days, Starry Nights: Signings & Event Schedule

Tonight kicks off 6 weeks of signings, workshops and events. Am I coming to a town near you? TORONTO BOOK LAUNCH- May 28th, 7pm 3030: 3030 Dundas West and High Park, Toronto WOODSTOCK BOOK SIGNING- June 1st, 1pm Merrifield Bookshop: 417 Dundas Street, Woodstock, On CHAPTERS ERIN MILLS- June 8th, 1pm CANWRITE CONFERENCE- June 13-14 June 13, 3:30-4:45: "Mapping Your… Continue reading Summer Days, Starry Nights: Signings & Event Schedule