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

Anonymouse is Here!

My eighth book, and third picture book, ANONYMOUSE is on-sale today! This book grew out of my love of street art and the many ways artists beautify public spaces, whether it's with murals, yarn-bombing, sculpture, or the more localized things people have started to do during the pandemic. But as much as I love what… Continue reading Anonymouse is Here!

Canadian, Events, middle grade, News, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Summer Days Starry Nights, Uncategorized, Writing

Summer Days, Starry Nights Shortlisted for the 2015 Red Maple Award

I could not be more thrilled to be among the fantastic writers on the 2015 Red Maple Award list. The OLA Forest of Reading is one of the largest children's choice award programs in Canada and attending the Forest of Trees ceremony in Toronto is one of my favourite days of the year. If you… Continue reading Summer Days, Starry Nights Shortlisted for the 2015 Red Maple Award

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

I Left My Heart in Calgary…

...along with a lot of signed books! This past week I was thrilled to visit Calgary, Alberta, courtesy of the good folks at Scholastic Canada. I arrived at the tail end of a chinook and just as the first snow storm of the season was settling in; true, Canadian weather at it's finest and most… Continue reading I Left My Heart in Calgary…