Tag: book promotion

Thanks for the Lovely Launch!

Thanks to all the family, friends, writers and readers who braved the snow to attend my book launch on Sunday. It was so nice to see you. (Really, I couldn’t stop smiling.)   A huge thank-you to la Bibliothèque municipale de Gatineau for providing the room and…

Who’s Afraid of the Dark? (Fearless February Day 4)

Scotophobia. Fear of the dark. Raised in the age of the electric bulb, we modern folk have little inkling of just how scary the darkness is. Scotophobics know. When night falls, anything could be there — ANYTHING — just inches away from your face,…

Who’s Afraid of Cats? (Fearless February Day 3)

Ailurophobia. The fear of cats. Far less common than the fear of dogs, and far more difficult to comprehend. Because, seriously, most cats sleep all day and run away when you come near them. Plus they’re only a foot high. How scary is that?…

Fearless February

Dave Davidson, the persuasive hero of my soon-to-be-released middle-grade comedy, 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6, will be taking over this blog for the next month. Dave is a self-proclaimed “fear-slayer” who helps his friends through the scariest moments of grade 6, with sage and not-so-sage advice. Afraid…

Friday Fable: The Ass with the Draft Manuscript

You may know the old story of The Ass in the Lion’s Skin: One day, an ass spotted a lion’s skin that some hunters had left on the ground. The ass was tired of being treated like an ass, so he draped the lion’s…

Browsing the Shelves

Here are a couple of my favourite library book displays, made for people like me, who forget titles and authors and have to sing the whole alphabet song to remember whether Philips or Plath comes first. and Thanks to the Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa…

Too much Traffic?

I set out to update my website – which I haven’t done since, oh, December – but I was redirected to a notice saying the site’s traffic quota had been exceeded. Huh? I didn’t know there was a traffic limit on my website. (But…

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