Tag: canlit

Short Stories

I’m thrilled to have a short story in the latest issue of The Dalhousie Review — my first one in its pages. The magazine was founded in 1921 and is still in print after 100 years. Amazing. My story, “Down the Drain,” is about… Continue Reading “Short Stories”

Nasty People Meet Nasty Ends (Episode 2: Characters)

Welcome to Cabin Tales: Spooky Stories for Young Writers. This is Episode Two: Nasty People meet Nasty Ends. It’s a long one at 50 minutes. I’m Catherine Austen. And my guests today are great Canadian writers Karen Krossing, Monique Polak, and Tim Wynne-Jones. Today… Continue Reading “Nasty People Meet Nasty Ends (Episode 2: Characters)”

Kids’ Lit Quiz 2020

It was a real pleasure to be the Guest Quizmaster at the Ottawa heat of the Kids’ Lit Quiz this year. The contest was held at Elmwood School on Tuesday, January 21st. And even in the middle of a teachers’ strike (Go teachers! Fight… Continue Reading “Kids’ Lit Quiz 2020”

Awesome Authors 2020

Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest

The Ottawa Public Library’s annual Youth Writing Contest — Awesome Authors — is underway! If you’re an Ottawa resident between the ages of 9 and 18, sharpen your pencils or boot up your computer because it’s time to get writing and drawing. Awesome Authors honours… Continue Reading “Awesome Authors 2020”

Thieving Squirrels in Fall 2021

The Squirrels Stole my Sister is the title of my forthcoming picture book

August 2021 Update: When the Squirrels Stole my Sister is in the Fall 2021 catalogue of Fitzhenry & Whiteside, for publication this September. Cover image to come soon! [older post…] Years ago, I wrote a story about a clever squirrel who grew tired of waiting… Continue Reading “Thieving Squirrels in Fall 2021”

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