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national public readings

Like most children’s authors, I do a lot of school presentations and writing workshops each year. I tend to concentrate my visits in the spring, from March to May. (Hence they were all cancelled last year due to COVID-19.) This year, my visits are… Continue Reading “national public readings”

Awesome Authors is on!

MARCH 2021 update: The deadline for the Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest has passed and the judges are busy reading all the fabulous submissions. I have 171 short stories to consider from writers aged 9-12 — and I can only choose… Continue Reading “Awesome Authors is on!”

The Spirit of Sharing

If you’re Canadian and a reader, you’ve probably heard of Blue Met (Metropolis Bleu). It produces a renowned international Literary Festival in Montreal every spring, along with a slightly-less-well-known Children’s Literary Festival. But Blue Met is so much more than an event! A non-profit arts… Continue Reading “The Spirit of Sharing”

Creative Writing Podcast

Cabin Tales Episode One: Things Hide in the Darkness (Setting) Listen at: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-3piah-e5f63a A 40-minute episode for young writers interested in developing a strong setting. With an original spooky story, “The Sacrifice”; setting examples from Beowulf, The Scorpio Races, and The Incredible Journey; interviews… Continue Reading “Creative Writing Podcast”

Thieving Squirrels this spring

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

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

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