Tag: children’s books

Picture a Story: Interviews with Illustrators

Featuring interviews with five Canadian illustrators about creating narratives in words and pictures. Featuring guest author-illustrators Peggy Collins, Katherine Battersby, Farida Zaman, Christine Tripp, and Chris Jones. 45 minute. All ages. To listen to this special episode of my Cabin Tales Podcast, visit CabinTales.ca or… Continue Reading “Picture a Story: Interviews with Illustrators”

Author Interviews about Plotting (Episode 4.5)

Listen at: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8etn5-edf365 Featuring guest authors Cary Fagan, Philippa Dowding, Raquel Rivera, Ishta Mercurio, and Kari-Lynn Winters, talking about plotting—how and when they plot, how they feel about tormenting characters with obstacles, and what they recommend to those who want to improve their own… Continue Reading “Author Interviews about Plotting (Episode 4.5)”

Nasty People Meet Nasty Ends (Episode 2: Characters)

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https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ntrid-e81a84 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.… 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”

Thieving Squirrels this spring

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

Update: The publication of my new picture book has been postponed till 2021. Look for it this Spring from Fitzhenry and Whiteside. Good things come to those who wait. Expect more posts soon. 🙂 Years ago, I wrote a story about a clever squirrel who… Continue Reading “Thieving Squirrels this spring”

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