Bullying, Canadian, Cross over, Events, middle grade, picture book, poetry, Realistic contemporary, Spectacular Illustrations, Uncategorized, YA

Melancholic Perfection: Jane, The Fox and Me Review

At this point Jane, The Fox & Me has collected so many accolades that I am just one more voice in the choir. The story of a girl who feels bullied and so retreats into the world of Jane Eyre only to be enchanted by a fox appeals to me in all possible ways. I… Continue reading Melancholic Perfection: Jane, The Fox and Me Review

Books for Everyone, Canadian, Events, Uncategorized

Tomorrow: Three Bookish Events for the Whole Family!

There is so much kidlit goodness going on in Toronto tomorrow! Here are three free, all-ages events for all of the bookworms in your family: TORONTO ROALD DAHL DAY Lillian H. Smith Library (College and Spadina) 10-4pm This is  Small Print Toronto's fourth annual celebration of all things Dahl. There are fun Dahl-esque happenings all… Continue reading Tomorrow: Three Bookish Events for the Whole Family!

Author Interview, Books for Everyone, Canadian, Events, middle grade, News, Uncategorized

Fall 2013 Events

Today is the first day of school for many kids across the country, so it seems a fitting time to do a round-up of my fall events. Here is the schedule thus far: Sept 13: CANSCAIP September Meeting, 7pm I'll be chatting social media with a CanLit dream team consisting of Lena Coakley, Cheryl Rainfield, and… Continue reading Fall 2013 Events

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!

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

October Kid Lit Events Round-up

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

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

Upcoming Events & Workshops

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

Canadian, Christmas Books, Events, Love is a Four-Letter Word, middle grade

HOME is a Four Letter Word: Book Signing at Merrifield’s Bookshop in Woodstock, ON

In two weeks I am hitting the road to visit my hometown of Woodstock, Ontario for a signing event at Merrifield's Bookshop. I had such a lovely reception last year for Words That Start With B that I thought I would do it all over again! I will be signing from 1:00-2:30pm on Saturday, November… Continue reading HOME is a Four Letter Word: Book Signing at Merrifield’s Bookshop in Woodstock, ON

Canadian, Events, Words That Start With B

B is for (homeward) Bound

This Saturday, November 20th, I will be returning home to Woodstock, ON for a signing at Merrifield's Book Shop. This is the bookstore I went to as a child, so returning as an author is a little bit surreal and very exciting. Although I never name the town where all the action takes place, Words That Start… Continue reading B is for (homeward) Bound