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
Well, not really, but the French title of my book Words That Start With B is C comme Catastrophe. Pretty neat! The French edition will be available this fall. You can pre-order it here.
This post is subtitled, To Sir, With Love. Cue Lulu now... Words That Start With B got an excellent review in Professionally Speaking: The Magazine for the Ontario College of Teachers. You can check it out here. A good review is always welcome, but this one means a lot to me. This one comes from the … Continue reading I Love Teachers, Teachers Love B Words!
I am SO excited that Words That Start With B has been shortlisted for the Canadian Booksellers Association's Libris Awards Young Reader's Book of the Year. This award is voted on by members of the Canadian book industry, which is a huge honour. No one knows books like a bookseller does, and I am very humbled to … Continue reading B is for Beaming: CBA Libris Awards Shortlist!
This week is the annual Ontario Library Assoication super conference, a magical four day event that I have always wanted to attend. I would practically salivate when my librarian friends would recount their adventures at OLA and now I get to go! So naturally there is a province wide snow "alert." It's going to take a … Continue reading See you at OLA!
More love for (and from) the CBC!I had a great chat with CBC's Erin Balser this week when I stopped by to discuss Words That Start With B for CBC Books' The Book Club. This month they are focusing on all things YA. Check out their website, which features great articles, quizzes (What does your … Continue reading Putting the B in CBC, Part Two
Words That Start With B has been getting some blog love lately! Rob Ford may be the new mayor of Toronto*, but I am still finding reasons to smile. Here are three: A few weeks back, I did this interview with the lovely and charming Rachelle Delaney, author of the award-winning The Ship of Lost Souls and … Continue reading B is for Blogs
I am a firm believer in birthday weeks, rather than a single birthday, and when it comes to a book being launched, why celebrate once when you can celebrate all month? And so my celebratory launch month continues (and comes to a close) this Thursday, September 30th at the Flying Dragon Bookshop for B is for … Continue reading B is for Book Launch, Part Two
I apologize in advance for the number of exclamation marks in this post. Even my punctuation is excited this morning. Why? Because tonight is the night! BOOK LAUNCH NIGHT! Somehow I managed to get a decent sleep and now all I have to do is make it through the rest of the day. I may … Continue reading B is for barely contained excitement: BOOK LAUNCH DAY!
Check out my new interview with Open Book Toronto.