Animal Stories, Contests, Fairytales, Fantasy, Funny Books, Magic, picture books, Readalouds, Spectacular Illustrations, Uncategorized

Magical Contest Alert: Win a Custom Illustration of your Pet!

How much do you love that little guy? Now imagine YOUR pet with the fantastic beasts treatment! November is the month of fantastic beasts, and the good folks at Penguin Random House Canada are running a wonderful contest to celebrate all things magical.The prize? A signed copy of If I Had a Gryphon AND a… Continue reading Magical Contest Alert: Win a Custom Illustration of your Pet!

Books for Everyone, Bullying, Canadian, Contests, Days That End in Y, friendship stories, Love is a Four-Letter Word, middle grade, Positive Gay Characters, Words That Start With B, Writing

The Power of Pink: Pink Shirt Day CONTEST

Are you wearing pink today? Pink Shirt Day is a great anti-bullying initiative inspired by the actions a group of grade nine students who decided to show their solidarity for a student who was being picked on because of a fashion choice. This kind of harassment is sadly not unusual, but the massive student response is. I am… Continue reading The Power of Pink: Pink Shirt Day CONTEST

Books for Everyone, Canadian, Contests, Days That End in Y, Funny Books, Good Books for Boys, Love is a Four-Letter Word, middle grade, News, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Positive Gay Characters, Summer Reads, Words That Start With B, Writing

Waiting on Wednesday: Days That End in Y

My third book, the final in the Clarissa and Benji series, Days That End in Y is available in three weeks! I can barely contain my excitement. I've already received my author copies from Scholastic Canada, look how pretty: Doesn't the blue make you think of summer? Doesn't Clarissa look just ever-so slightly more mature and… Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Days That End in Y

Canadian, Contests, Days That End in Y, Events, Love is a Four-Letter Word, middle grade, Words That Start With B, Writing

What Makes a Great Book Trailer?

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?