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!

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Middle Grade Monday: Charmed Thirds

They say good things come in threes, the third time is the charm, etc, etc. Basically three is the luckiest, most magical of numbers. I hope this is the case for these three series, all near and dear to my heart, which happen to have third installments out this fall. These three series walk to… Continue reading Middle Grade Monday: Charmed Thirds

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Giveaway: If I Had a Gryphon

We are a month away from the release of my first picture book, If I Had a Gryphon¬†(Tundra Books, February 9/16). In this primer on magical pet care, Sam deliberates the pros and cons of raising a series of fantastic beasts, including unicorns, gryphons, krakens, hippogriffs and many more! Here are what people are saying… Continue reading Giveaway: If I Had a Gryphon