Category: writing

Hitting the Virtual Road

I just learned that my just-launched teen novel, All Good Children, has had a couple of very new reviews, including this one from Booklist (November 15, 2011 – which hasn’t happened yet but I didn’t make it up, honest): “Austen writes with cinematic definition, driving the action with taut… Continue Reading “Hitting the Virtual Road”

Book Launch – the Missing Fable

Writers, readers, book-buyers, teens and tweens in Canada’s national capital region on Sunday, October 30th, head over to Aylmer (Gatineau, Quebec) to celebrate the release of my two fall titles: 26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6, a middle-grade comedy from Lorimer, and All Good Children,… Continue Reading “Book Launch – the Missing Fable”

Friday’s Fable: The Muse and the Writer

You may know the old fable, Hercules and the Carter: A man was carelessly driving his cart along a road when the wheels sank so deeply into the mud that his oxen came to a stop. The carter slumped in his seat and called upon… Continue Reading “Friday’s Fable: The Muse and the Writer”

The Word on the Street

What’s the Word on the Street? Visit today’s Word on the Street Blog to find out, and get answers to five tough questions that teen blogger Saambavi Mano asked me about my newest novel, All Good Children. Be sure to check out other author interviews on the Blog, and… Continue Reading “The Word on the Street”

The Plodder and the 3-Day Novelist

You may know the old fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare”: A hare was always boasting about his speed and mocking the slow and clumsy walk of the tortoise. One day the tortoise answered back, “You may be swift, but I can beat you… Continue Reading “The Plodder and the 3-Day Novelist”

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