In April, I left my day job at Penguin Random House Canada to focus on my writing and new opportunities. Here are some of the very exciting things coming down the pike. TPL Writer in Residence I am thrilled to be spending June & July as the Toronto Public Library's Writer in Residence, focusing on… Continue reading TPl Writer in Residence & Other News
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!
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
Last week I found myself unexpectedly in the centre of yet another Rob Ford controversy. I have received a lot of feedback, both positive and negative, after sharing the video clip that started it all. Below is the content of a letter that I will be sending, along with copies of my book, to members… Continue reading An Open Letter to Toronto City Council: My Response to Mayor Ford’s Derogatory Comment
Firstly, I am so pleased to be the recipient of the 2011 Young Bookseller of the Year Award, presented by Chase Paymentech at the CBA Libris Awards this past Saturday. I love what I do, and I would not be where I am without the love, support, and infinite wisdom of my colleagues, particularly Cathy Francis and… Continue reading B is for Breaking News: Awards, Visits, and Events!