In April, I left my day job at Penguin Random House Canada to focus on my writing and new opportunities. Here are some of the very exciting things coming down the pike. TPL Writer in Residence I am thrilled to be spending June & July as the Toronto Public Library's Writer in Residence, focusing on… Continue reading TPl Writer in Residence & Other News
I'm thrilled to return to the MASC Young Authors & Illustrators Festival on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022. This year the festival will be virtual and available to Canadian students in grades six-eight. My session is called Imagination Bootcamp and I will be teaching young creators to strengthen their writing skills with five simple exercises that… Continue reading Join me for Imagination Bootcamp at the 2022 MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Festival
Join me at Read By The Sea virtual! While I was sad not to be in River John in person, I did get the opportunity to film a tour of my own neighbourhood through Anonymouse's eyes. See my favourite hidden gems, painted rocks, murals & more. Thank you to the Read by the Sea organizers… Continue reading See the world through Anonymouse’s eyes at Read by the Sea virtual
I am thrilled to be working with brilliant friends and creators Naseem Hrab, Sylvia Chan and Ruth Ohi on #WritingRelay, a new kids' writing initiative. In this time of COVID-19, lots of people (kids and their parents and teachers included) may be feeling restless, unfocused, or intimidated by bigger tasks. Writing can be a challenge… Continue reading Introducing #WritingRelay!
In lieu of the physical events and considering the current social distancing situation, I will be hosting a virtual teddy bear's picnic Wednesday March 18th at 10:30am EST on Facebook Live. Here's how you can join in the fun: Grab a blanket & your teddies. Make your favourite snack. Tune into http://www.facebook./TundraBooks at 10:30am EST… Continue reading You’re Invited to a Virtual Teddy Bear’s Picnic!
Based on recommendations from various health organizations and in consultation with my publisher I have decided I will not be at the planned Teddy Bear of the Year events scheduled next week at Idea Exchange in Cambridge, The Woodstock Public Library, and at Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge. I love events and meeting with readers… Continue reading Changes to Teddy Bear of the Year Tour
I'm going on tour! Check the schedule above to see if the Teddy Bear Service Awards will be rolling into your town. Teddies of all shapes and sizes are welcome! Interested in hosting your own event? Check out the free, downloadable activity kit here. It includes snack and game ideas, teddy bear ears headband craft,… Continue reading Teddy Bear of the Year Tour
I'm hitting the road in October to talk about The Winnowing (with a few If I Had a Gryphon story times in there for good measure). I'd love to see your smiling faces! Check the Events Page for the most recent updates. Oct 14, 2-3pm Make it an Indigo Weekend Teen Takeover: Indigo Burlington 1250… Continue reading October 2017 Events
Can you tell a sasquatch horn from a manticore tooth? What about a phoenix tail feather from a gryphon wing feather? Me and my magical bag of pet clues are going on the road this fall to Rockton, Milton, Calgary, and Vancouver. Will I see you there? SEPTEMBER Sept 10th, 10am: Story Mobs, Toronto, ON… Continue reading Fall 2016 Events
What's in the bag? Do you know any young pet detectives who could help me solve a magical mystery? I've been gathering props and breaking out the vocal exercises all in preparation for events and storytimes across Ontario for IF I HAD A GRYPHON. Come join me (and maybe a magical creature or two) on… Continue reading IF I HAD A GRYPHON: EVENTS!