Books for Everyone, Canadian, Events, Fantasy, friendship stories, Good Books for Boys, middle grade, multicultural cast, Mystery, News, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Post-Apocalyptic, Speculative Fiction/Sci-Fi, Uncategorized, Writing

The Winnowing Book Launch

Fall is just around the corner which means sweater weather, pumpkin pie, and The Winnowing! I've been busy working on some guest posts for The Winnowing blog tour and booking events for the fall. Full details coming soon, but for now here is everything you need to know about the Toronto book launch! When: Tuesday,… Continue reading The Winnowing Book Launch

Books for Everyone, Cross over, Events, friendship stories, middle grade, Mystery, News, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Realistic contemporary, Spring, Summer Reads, Writing, YA

Summer Days, Starry Nights Toronto Launch: Party Like it’s 1962!

It's party time! If you're in the Toronto area on Tuesday, May 28th come celebrate the launch of SUMMER DAYS, STARRY NIGHTS with me at one of my favourite Junction hotspots, 3030. Starting at 7pm, this is an all ages event and will feature a reading by yours truly and a performance by the amazing… Continue reading Summer Days, Starry Nights Toronto Launch: Party Like it’s 1962!

Canadian, Events, Funny Books, YA

The Secret is Out: Betsy Wickwire’s Dirty Secret Review

Fall makes me want funny books. Something about the onset of months and months of cold grey weather and seven thousand layers of clothing makes me crave a good belly laugh. If it can come in the form of a YA book, even better. Enter Vicki Grant. Vicki Grant has been writing funny books for… Continue reading The Secret is Out: Betsy Wickwire’s Dirty Secret Review

Events, Love is a Four-Letter Word, middle grade, Uncategorized, Words That Start With B, Writing

LOVE Book Launch (Toronto): A Photo Essay

There was a whole lot of love at the Toronto launch of Love is a Four-Letter Word. It was wonderful to see so many friendly faces. In addition to the regular launch fun, I am proud to announce that a  total of $230 was raised for DayofPink's anti-bullying, homophobia and discrimination initiatives. To celebrate, here is… Continue reading LOVE Book Launch (Toronto): A Photo Essay

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BOOK LAUNCH: Love is a Four-Letter Word

It's that time again! BOOK LAUNCH TIME! Get your calendars out and draw a big red circle around Monday, September 12th; that is the day I am celebrating the release of my sequel, Love is a Four-Letter Word, and I want YOU to join me at Breakout Studios, from 6:30-8:30, for all kinds of book-related… Continue reading BOOK LAUNCH: Love is a Four-Letter Word

Canadian, middle grade, Words That Start With B

While Suzanne Collins was in Toronto…

...I was in Woodstock! Although I was sad to have missed her visit*, it was wonderful to be home celebrating the launch of Words That Start With B. I chatted with friends, family, former teachers, kids, and many others who came out to show their support. Special thanks to Janine and the welcoming staff at… Continue reading While Suzanne Collins was in Toronto…

Canadian, Events, middle grade, Words That Start With B

B is for Book Launch, Part Two

I am a firm believer in birthday weeks, rather than a single birthday, and when it comes to a book being launched, why celebrate once when you can celebrate all month? And so my celebratory launch month continues (and comes to a close) this Thursday, September 30th at the Flying Dragon Bookshop for B is for… Continue reading B is for Book Launch, Part Two

Canadian, Events, Words That Start With B

B is for barely contained excitement: BOOK LAUNCH DAY!

I apologize in advance for the number of exclamation marks in this post. Even my punctuation is excited this morning. Why? Because tonight is the night! BOOK LAUNCH NIGHT! Somehow I  managed to get a decent sleep and now all I have to do is make it through the rest of the day. I may… Continue reading B is for barely contained excitement: BOOK LAUNCH DAY!

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B is for Book Launch: Words That Start With B

On September 13th I will be holding the first of two book events for my novel, Words That Start With B. The event will be held at Supermarket in Kensington and feature a reading and signing by yours truly, along with a cabaret, a silent auction, and the most delicious cupcakes in the world. A book launch is… Continue reading B is for Book Launch: Words That Start With B