I was fortunate to receive a Research and Creation grant from the Canada Council for the Arts last year, funding the past 8 months of dedicated writing time so I could draft a new teen novel. And today I drafted the final scene of the book. Hurrah!
There’s a ton of revision yet to do, but getting that first draft completed is the biggest hurdle for me. Or if not the biggest, the first. You don’t get anywhere until you’re over that one. So this is a huge milestone to celebrate.Read More
November 17 Update: Thanks to everyone who attended the virtual launch of When the Squirrels Stole my Sister. I loved seeing all your faces and having your company to celebrate the book. (And I think we all drew some fabulous squirrels, thanks to Sean!)
Please check out the book page: When the Squirrels Stole my Sister for lots of squirrelly entertainment extras.Read More
It’s almost Halloween. To build the spooky atmosphere — and also to encourage creative writing — I’m offering these nine read-alouds, spooky stories written by students aged 11-17, all featured on my Cabin Tales podcast last October. They range from silly fun to gory terror, ideal for this time of year.Read More