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?
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
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!
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
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
It's Canada Day! I am a proud Canadian, and today I am especially proud of three cool news pieces: Just in time for Canada Day, check out this stellar line-up of Canadian authors, as recommended by Danielle at Bookish Notions, including L.M. Montgomery, Kit Pearson, Kenneth Oppel, and ME! I had to double-check to ensure … Continue reading Canada Day News Round-Up
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