Bullying, Canadian, Events, Words That Start With B

An Open Letter to Toronto City Council: My Response to Mayor Ford’s Derogatory Comment

  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

Canadian, middle grade, News, Words That Start With B

I Love Teachers, Teachers Love B Words!

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!

Award Winners, Canadian, Events, Words That Start With B

B is for Beaming: CBA Libris Awards Shortlist!

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!

Events, Words That Start With B

See you at OLA!

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!

Canadian, Words That Start With B, YA

Putting the B in CBC, Part Two

  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

Canadian, middle grade, Words That Start With B, Writing

B is for Blogs

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

Canadian, Events, middle grade, Words That Start With B

B is for Book Launch, Part Two

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

Canadian, Events, Words That Start With B

B is for barely contained excitement: BOOK LAUNCH DAY!

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!