Animal Stories, Books for Everyone, Canadian, Funny Books, picture book, picture books, Readalouds, Spectacular Illustrations, Uncategorized, Writing

ANONYMOUSE: Coming in 2021

Art for the ants. Art for the birds, cats and raccoons. Art to make them laugh, make them think, make them feel at home. Animal-friendly street art is popping up all over the city, but who is creating these masterpieces? There is no explanation, only a name: Anonymouse. Think Banksy. . .but a mouse! I… Continue reading ANONYMOUSE: Coming in 2021

Events, Uncategorized

Changes to Teddy Bear of the Year Tour

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

Award Winners, Canadian, News, Uncategorized, Writing, YA


I was very excited to learn that THE WINNOWING is the 2019 MYRCA Northern Lights Honour Book! I had the pleasure of visiting Manitoba during last year's Canadian Children's Book Week and I had the opportunity to meet with many dedicated readers and aspiring writers. I learned firsthand how passionate young Manitobans are about reading,… Continue reading MYRCA News!

Canadian, Contests, Events, middle grade, Summer Reads, Words That Start With B

Canada Day News Round-Up

It's Canada Day! I am a proud Canadian, and today I am especially proud of three cool news pieces: Just in time for Canada Day, check out this stellar line-up of Canadian authors, as recommended by Danielle at Bookish Notions, including L.M. Montgomery, Kit Pearson, Kenneth Oppel, and ME! I had to double-check to ensure… Continue reading Canada Day News Round-Up

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

B is for Brand New Book Announcement! Love is a Four-Letter Word

Many people have asked me if there will be a Words That Start With C, the answer to which is yes. . .and no. Yes, there will be a sequel, and no, it will not revolve around C words. I am happy to officially announce that the sequel to Words That Start With B, called Love… Continue reading B is for Brand New Book Announcement! Love is a Four-Letter Word

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

B is for Blogs

Words That Start With B has been getting some blog love lately! Rob Ford may be the new mayor of Toronto*, but I am still finding reasons to smile. Here are three: A few weeks back, I did this interview with the lovely and charming Rachelle Delaney, author of the award-winning The Ship of Lost Souls and… Continue reading B is for Blogs