Category: books

Friday Fable: The Writer and her Publicist

You may know the old story of The Moon and her Mother: The moon once asked her mother to make her a cloak. Her mother snorted. “How can I make a cloak to fit you when you’re always changing from a new moon to…

Thanks for the Lovely Launch!

Thanks to all the family, friends, writers and readers who braved the snow to attend my book launch on Sunday. It was so nice to see you. (Really, I couldn’t stop smiling.)   A huge thank-you to la Bibliothèque municipale de Gatineau for providing the room and…

Book Launch

Gatineau/Ottawa friends (and out-of-towners who enjoy a Sunday drive), please come out to the Aylmer (Lucy Faris) Public Library on Sunday, March 30, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., to celebrate the release of my latest middle-grade novel, 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6. There will…

28 Tricks Winner – and more to be won!

Now that I’ve rested up from over-blogging last month, I’m back to announce the winner of my Fearless February contest: Danielle E. Shipley. Congratulations, Danielle. A copy of 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6 will soon be heading your way. If you want…

Who’s Afraid of Public Speaking? (Fearless February Day 2)

Glossophobia. The fear of speaking in public. Also called “speech anxiety,” this is the most common phobia in North America. Three out of four people suffer from it — and we suspect there’s something wrong with that fourth guy. I mean, honestly, what kind…

Who’s Afraid of Dogs? (Fearless February Day 1)

Cynophobia. The fear of dogs. It’s not quite as common as the fear of snakes or spiders or bees, but Cynophobia comes pretty close, and it’s a lot more debilitating for suburban schoolchildren. Your neighbours aren’t walking their tarantulas down the street while you’re…

Fearless February

Dave Davidson, the persuasive hero of my soon-to-be-released middle-grade comedy, 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6, will be taking over this blog for the next month. Dave is a self-proclaimed “fear-slayer” who helps his friends through the scariest moments of grade 6, with sage and not-so-sage advice. Afraid…

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