Category: authors

Cool Reads for Cool Kids

My latest middle grade novel, 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6, is featured in this month’s issue of Middle Shelf Magazine, in their “Cool Reads for Cool Kids” section (under the “Humor” category, natch – you’ll find my excerpt on page 22.) Check…

Yesterday’s News and Tomorrow’s Talks

I was at this year’s KidLit Cafe, an annual celebration of local children’s authors and illustrators hosted by the Ottawa Public Library and the Ottawa Children’s Literature Round Table. (That’s old news but it’s all I’ve got at hand.) If you didn’t catch all the…

Children’s Authors and Illustrators all over Ottawa

October in Ottawa is the perfect time and place to meet local authors and illustrators of books for children and teens (without bothering us at home). On October 25th, head out to the 14th annual KidLit Cafe from the Ottawa Public Library and the Ottawa Children’s…

Further Education for Writers

I’ve been writing fiction all my life, though it has only been at the centre of my life for the past few years (nestled between the kids and the dog, just left of my spouse, right of the cats, and smothered on all sides by art and…

Three Cheers for the Big Yellow Bus

A late August entry in my journal includes this little ditty dedicated to parents of teenagers in summertime: They were laughing, he and she, in their private cafe, before you stepped out of your room grown tall beyond towers of blocks, beyond models, stories, construction paper,…

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