Category: authors

Spooky Stories are all Around Us (Episode 3)

Listen to the podcast on Podbean: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2ejt8-eb27d1 A 50-minute episode that answers the question, “Where do you get your ideas?” With guest authors Philippa Dowding, Amelinda Berube, and Kari-Lynn Winters. Featuring an original spooky story about an insatiable animal; excerpts from All Quiet on… Continue Reading “Spooky Stories are all Around Us (Episode 3)”

Things Hide in the Dark (Episode 1: Setting)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-3piah-e5f63a A 40-minute episode for young writers interested in developing a strong setting. With an original spooky story, “The Sacrifice”; setting examples from Beowulf, The Scorpio Races, and The Incredible Journey; interviews with Tim Wynne-Jones, Lori Weber, and Caroline Pignat; and a story prompt… Continue Reading “Things Hide in the Dark (Episode 1: Setting)”

Kids’ Lit Quiz 2020

It was a real pleasure to be the Guest Quizmaster at the Ottawa heat of the Kids’ Lit Quiz this year. The contest was held at Elmwood School on Tuesday, January 21st. And even in the middle of a teachers’ strike (Go teachers! Fight… Continue Reading “Kids’ Lit Quiz 2020”

Book Launch of Pot-pourri 2019

Pot-pourri 2019 cover

Dozens of young writers in Ottawa will attend their book launch next week, as the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) launches the latest volume of Pot-pourri. Pot-pourri 2019 features all the winners and honourable mentions from this year’s Awesome Authors contest… Continue Reading “Book Launch of Pot-pourri 2019”

MASC Festival 2019

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I had a great time at this year’s MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Festival in Ottawa. The 3-day event was held at the Canadian Aviation Museum, where over 450 children aged 9-12 came from around the region — some of them getting up at… Continue Reading “MASC Festival 2019”

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