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New Book: P.S. TELL NO ONE coming Feb 2023

Scholastic Canda | Designer: Yvonne Lam | Art: Holly Allerellie Behold the show-stopping cover of my next middle grade novel, P.S. TELL NO ONE coming from Scholastic Canada in February 2023. All of my books are close to my heart, but this one is super special to me. For years I've referred to this as… Continue reading New Book: P.S. TELL NO ONE coming Feb 2023

American contemporary, Books for Everyone, Canadian, middle grade, Personal Faves, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Uncategorized, Writing

Why Do So Few Characters Get Their Periods in Middle Grade Fiction?

Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day, a day dedicated to busting taboos and myths around periods. Fifty percent of the population gets a period, and yet people are still uncomfortable talking about it. There are lots of great non-fiction books for kids that cover puberty, but what about fiction? Most girls get their periods between 10-15… Continue reading Why Do So Few Characters Get Their Periods in Middle Grade Fiction?