Books for Everyone, Canadian, friendship stories, multicultural cast, Mystery, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Speculative Fiction/Sci-Fi, Uncategorized, Writing


I am thrilled to share the news that my next middle grade novel The Winnowing will be published by Scholastic Canada this fall. Here is the official description: Marivic Stone lives in a small world, and that’s fine with her. Home is with her beloved grandfather in a small town that just happens to be… Continue reading New Book Alert: THE WINNOWING

American contemporary, Classics, middle grade, Personal Faves

BSC Forever: Reflections and a Round-up

After the announcement that Ann M. Martin's beloved The Babysitter's Club series would be available in e-book format, the interweb has been buzzing about the BSC, which has made it a good week on The Twitter for me. The BSC remains one of my all-time favourite middle grade series. As a kid, I devoured these… Continue reading BSC Forever: Reflections and a Round-up

American contemporary, Funny Books, Graphic Novel, middle grade, Personal Faves, Positive Gay Characters, Spectacular Illustrations

Girl Crushing on Raina Telgemeier: DRAMA Review

I have a mad girl crush on Raina Telgemeier*. Her work is fresh, funny, sweet, and relevant. She is a master of her craft and has created a name for herself middle grade graphic novels for girls that feel just as rich, resonant, and fun as traditional novels. I gushed on and on about her… Continue reading Girl Crushing on Raina Telgemeier: DRAMA Review