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Celebrating Literacy

I’m thrilled to be heading to Shawville, Quebec, next month for “Get the Word Out!,” a literacy festival hosted by the Western Quebec Literacy Council. I’ll be joining other local artists and authors Jamaal Jackson Rogers, Robin Blackburn McBride, Seymour Hamilton, Katharine Fletcher, and… Continue Reading “Celebrating Literacy”

Short Stories

I’m thrilled to have a short story in the latest issue of The Dalhousie Review — my first one in its pages. The magazine was founded in 1921 and is still in print after 100 years. Amazing. My story, “Down the Drain,” is about… Continue Reading “Short Stories”

Thank-you, Canada Council for the Arts!

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… Continue Reading “Thank-you, Canada Council for the Arts!”

MYAIF: More Fun for Young Writers in Ottawa/Gatineau

[Updated March 18th 2022] Hey kids, I know you’re hustling to get your poems, stories, and graphic narratives finished in time to enter the Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Authors Youth Writing contest. Some of you might even be prepping for tomorrow’s Awesome Author teen… Continue Reading “MYAIF: More Fun for Young Writers in Ottawa/Gatineau”

Awesome Authors 2022 is on!

Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest

Summer 2022 update: Winners of this year’s Awesome Authors contest are announced here on the Ottawa Public Library’s YouTube channel. 🙂 *Original Post: The Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest is back! Young writers of the nation’s capital, get to work on… Continue Reading “Awesome Authors 2022 is on!”

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