Category: What’s New

Storyfest for Kids

I’ll be in Hudson, Quebec, this weekend, for an awesome new event, Storyfest for Kids. Storyfest is Hudson’s annual celebration of writers, readers and storytellers, which has been taking place every fall for the past ten years. But that’s not the one I’m at. I’m…

Balls in the air

Did you notice the new blog name? I got an email from a total stranger asking if I was still alive and I figured it was time to get back to blogging and Facebook and all that putting-myself-out-there stuff. So here I came. And…

What’s in a Name?

I have to name this blog. That was on my to-do list two years ago and it’s still there. Which doesn’t bother me much — it’s not like it’s the sole task carried over year after year. I’ve lived in Quebec for two decades and haven’t…

What’s New Wednesday: CLA Awards Reception

Alas, I’ve missed a few too many Wednesdays on this blog. But I simply had to pop in to put on record the great evening I had on May 31st at the Awards Reception of the Canadian Library Association. I was one of three happy children’s book creators honoured…

Young Writers’ Workshops (What’s New Wednesday)

I went to my first ever writing workshop last week, and it was my own workshop. (Meaning that I had to stand at the front of the room rather than slouch in the back row.) I kept expecting the writing police to arrive at…

What’s New: March Madness

If you need help keeping to a daily word count – or sticking to any other writing or reading goal – and you just can’t wait till November, think about joining March Madness. AKA an Almost-Nano Challenge. Open to writers, readers, bloggers, and illustrators who want to set some goals…

Book Launch Afterward (III)

Thanks to all the friends, neighbours, writers and readers who came out to the launch of my new releases on Sunday. It’s always touching to see so much community support, and it’s great to celebrate the birth of my new books, All Good Children and…

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