I’ve written two literary novels for children and young adults, Walking Backward and All Good Children, two middle-grade comedies, 26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6 and 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6, and one unfortunately titled picture-book, My Cat Isis.
I have a second picture book in development, a middle-grade animal adventure just completed, and a supernatural YA in revision.
I also write short fiction for adults. You can find my latest story, “The Squabbit,” in the Winter 2019 volume of The Fiddlehead.
All Good Children (Orca Book Publishers)
“Action packed, terrifying, and believable….” – Booklist
Teen Fiction (ages 12+). Winner of the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award and the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.
Walking Backward (Orca Book Publishers)
“An elegantly crafted volume of lasting power.” – Kirkus Reviews
Juvenile Fiction (ages 9+). Nominated for the Canadian Library Association Children’s Book of the Year Award and five provincial awards.
28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6 (Lorimer)
“****/4 …guaranteed to make readers laugh out loud…” – Canadian Materials Magazine
Juvenile Fiction (ages 9-12). Nominated for a Diamond Willow Award.
26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6 (Lorimer)
“Highly recommended.” – Canadian Materials Magazine
Winner of the Quebec Writers’ Federation Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature and the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award.
My Cat Isis (Kids Can Press; illustrated by Virginie Egger)
“Kids intrigued by ancient Egypt and cats will appreciate the narrator’s evident love for both topics.” – Booklist
Picture Book (ages 4-7).
You can read the first chapters of any of my novels by following the links on each book’s page.