Tag: 26 tips for surviving grade 6

Radio Interview at Noon

The interview I did in Prince Edward County last month (last post) airs at noon today on 99.3 County FM. Lynn Pickering, host of “The County Writes…The County Reads” asks me about my background, my books, and my advice for young writers. Check it…

Book Me for Book Week 2014

I will be touring Nova Scotia during the 2014 TD Canadian Children’s Book Week. I am thrilled to be part of this annual week-long celebration of children’s literature. It’s my first time; I’ve been told to expect exhilaration, exhaustion, and excitement. I can’t wait. But I’ll have…

Fearless Friday

I’m thrilled to be working with Carrie Gleason, my editor at Lorimer, on another sixth grade comedy. Dave Davidson, 6th Grade Fearslayer, will be published in Spring 2014. This will be a boyish sort of follow-up to 26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6. It’s…

Hackmatack Children’s Choice Winner

Hey, I won! What a wonderful trip to the Maritimes I had last week. I flew into Bathurst, New Brunswick, on the 6th to begin my Hackmatack Author Tour. I spoke with students in elementary schools along the Miramichi (returning to my birthplace of Newcastle) on…

Hello Hackmatacks!

Next week I’ll be in Atlantic Canada on an author tour as part of the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award celebrations. My middle-grade comedy, 26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6 (Lorimer) is a nominated title in the 2012/13 English Fiction category. Classes all over the eastern…

QWF Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature

I’m taking a breather from picking up after the puppy to say, wow, it was such an honour to win the Quebec Writers’ Federation 2012 Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature for my middle-grade comedy, 26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6 (James Lorimer &…

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