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You’re Invited: Teddy Bears’ Picnic Virtual Event

On Friday, June 17th at 1pm EST join me live on YouTube for a special reading of TEDDY BEAR OF THE YEAR. Bring your fave snack and your beloved stuffies. This event is free, thanks to generous funding from the Writers' Union of Canada's National Public Reading program. Enhance your experience by downloading the event… Continue reading You’re Invited: Teddy Bears’ Picnic Virtual Event

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Teddy Bear of The Year is a Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Selection

This Dolly Parton fan is *beyond thrilled* to share the news that Teddy Bear of the Year has been selected for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program! This makes me one step closer to Dolly, y'all! This free book program makes a huge difference in the lives of under-privileged children. Each month, enrolled children receive… Continue reading Teddy Bear of The Year is a Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Selection

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Some Good News

Thank you, Indigo! I am thrilled to have two exciting things to share from Canada's largest bookstore, who just this week announced they will be joining the 15 Percent Pledge, a commitment to better representing the population of Canada in the retail space. If I Had a Gryphon has been selected to be part of… Continue reading Some Good News

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Telling Tales Storytelling Picnic Video is Now Online!

Like so many other festivals and event series, the Telling Tales Festival has gone virtual this year. The program has been parceled into 13 online episodes, available on-demand once they've premiered. Each episode features a variety of the kind of quality, Canadian programming one expects from Telling Tales, including author talks, writing workshops, musical performances… Continue reading Telling Tales Storytelling Picnic Video is Now Online!

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Someone’s Good Books Interview

It's a weird time to have a new book out, but thank goodness for people like author and librarian Joel A. Sutherland, who are finding fun and innovative works to promote these pandemic releases. I was thrilled to be a guest on his new video series, Someone's Good Books. Watch below and be sure to follow… Continue reading Someone’s Good Books Interview

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You’re Invited to a Virtual Teddy Bear’s Picnic!

In lieu of the physical events and considering the current social distancing situation, I will be hosting a virtual teddy bear's picnic Wednesday March 18th at 10:30am EST on Facebook Live. Here's how you can join in the fun: Grab a blanket & your teddies. Make your favourite snack. Tune into http://www.facebook./TundraBooks at 10:30am EST… Continue reading You’re Invited to a Virtual Teddy Bear’s Picnic!

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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

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Contest: This Teddy Needs a Home!

Do you know a classroom, a library, or a child who needs a teddy bear? Because this teddy needs a home! Enter to win the teddy, a signed copy of Teddy Bear of the Year, and an activity kit with everything you need to host your own Teddy Bear Service Awards, a great theme for… Continue reading Contest: This Teddy Needs a Home!

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TEDDY BEAR OF THE YEAR- Coming Soon!

I am very excited to announce that my next picture book, TEDDY BEAR OF THE YEAR, illustrated with warmth and humour and a lot of fuzziness by Sydney Hanson, will be published by Tundra Books on January 21, 2020.  This book is a love letter to teddy bears and stuffies of all shapes and sizes. As… Continue reading TEDDY BEAR OF THE YEAR- Coming Soon!