Tag: children’s books

Thank you, BookFest!

It was a pleasure to be part of the 29th annual Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival this year. I met hundreds of young readers at schools and libraries in the Nanaimo area during a week-long author tour that culminated in BookFest on May 2nd: a day-long celebration… Continue Reading “Thank you, BookFest!”

Wonderful Workshops

Thank you to the 150 students from grades 4-8 who participated in my writing workshops this week at the MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Conference in Ottawa. What a blast! I was so inspired by your stories, your enthusiasm, and your willingness to share. Even the… Continue Reading “Wonderful Workshops”

Yesterday’s News and Tomorrow’s Talks

I was at this year’s KidLit Cafe, an annual celebration of local children’s authors and illustrators hosted by the Ottawa Public Library and the Ottawa Children’s Literature Round Table. (That’s old news but it’s all I’ve got at hand.) If you didn’t catch all the… Continue Reading “Yesterday’s News and Tomorrow’s Talks”

Friday Fable: The Writer and her Publicist

You may know the old story of The Moon and her Mother: The moon once asked her mother to make her a cloak. Her mother snorted. “How can I make a cloak to fit you when you’re always changing from a new moon to… Continue Reading “Friday Fable: The Writer and her Publicist”

Gaspe’s BookFest

It was a pleasure to spend the week touring schools along the Gaspe coast as part of the region’s BookFest 2014. I visited English elementary schools from Gaspe southwest to New Richmond, driving from town to town along the Atlantic Ocean (peeking over snowbanks sometimes… Continue Reading “Gaspe’s BookFest”

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