Tag: book awards

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… Continue Reading “What’s New Wednesday: CLA Awards Reception”

Friday Fable: Sour Writers

You have probably heard the fable, Sour Grapes: A hungry fox snuck into a vineyard where ripe grapes hung from tall vines. The fox stood on his hind legs and snapped his jaws, eager for a taste. But the grapes hung just out of… Continue Reading “Friday Fable: Sour Writers”

When the To-Read List becomes Too Long

There was a time when the known world was so small that a person could actually hope to read ALL of the books ever written (or at least that they knew of). Imagine that.  I so badly want to be that person! But no such luck.… Continue Reading “When the To-Read List becomes Too Long”

Laurel Leaves

I like to stay grounded in the present in my writing (with an eye on future deadlines), but every now and then I try to look back on the work I’ve done. Or walk back to it, in this case. My first children’s novel, Walking Backward, was published by Orca… Continue Reading “Laurel Leaves”

Small Town Blues

There’s a lot going on in the big cities these days when it comes to children’s literature. I just received an invitation from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre to attend the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award Celebration in Montreal on November 2nd. There are cocktails and… Continue Reading “Small Town Blues”

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