Bullying, Canadian, Cross over, Events, middle grade, picture book, poetry, Realistic contemporary, Spectacular Illustrations, Uncategorized, YA

Melancholic Perfection: Jane, The Fox and Me Review

At this point Jane, The Fox & Me has collected so many accolades that I am just one more voice in the choir. The story of a girl who feels bullied and so retreats into the world of Jane Eyre only to be enchanted by a fox appeals to me in all possible ways. I… Continue reading Melancholic Perfection: Jane, The Fox and Me Review

Books for Everyone, Canadian, Events, Uncategorized

Tomorrow: Three Bookish Events for the Whole Family!

There is so much kidlit goodness going on in Toronto tomorrow! Here are three free, all-ages events for all of the bookworms in your family: TORONTO ROALD DAHL DAY Lillian H. Smith Library (College and Spadina) 10-4pm This is  Small Print Toronto's fourth annual celebration of all things Dahl. There are fun Dahl-esque happenings all… Continue reading Tomorrow: Three Bookish Events for the Whole Family!

Author Interview, Books for Everyone, Canadian, Events, middle grade, News, Uncategorized

Fall 2013 Events

Today is the first day of school for many kids across the country, so it seems a fitting time to do a round-up of my fall events. Here is the schedule thus far: Sept 13: CANSCAIP September Meeting, 7pm I'll be chatting social media with a CanLit dream team consisting of Lena Coakley, Cheryl Rainfield, and… Continue reading Fall 2013 Events

Award Winners, Canadian, Contests, Days That End in Y, Events, Love is a Four-Letter Word, middle grade, News, Spectacular Illustrations, Words That Start With B, Writing

October Kid Lit Events Round-up

October is my favourite month. It's pumpkin pie, salted-caramel hot chocolate, and boots season. The air smells like woodsmoke and apples and everywhere you look the leaves are shirking their uniform greenness and letting their colours show. Plus their are two fantastic holidays, Thanksgiving and Halloween! Feasts and costumes! Who doesn't love October?! So it… Continue reading October Kid Lit Events Round-up

Canadian, Events

Author About Town! Upcoming Events

The fall literary season may be over but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop! My dance card is full of great upcoming events: First up, Family Literacy Day on January 27th. I will be hosting a workshop at a YMCA in Toronto in conjunction with ABC Literacy For Life. Books are just the beginning… Continue reading Author About Town! Upcoming Events

Canadian, Contests, Events, Writing

Roald Dahl Day Writing Contest

I am thrilled to be involved in an exciting contest for young writers. Believe it or not, it is the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's fabulous James and the Giant Peach, and to celebrate, the good folks at Small Print Toronto are holding a writing competition. Here are the details: We invite writers 8-12 to… Continue reading Roald Dahl Day Writing Contest