Tag: writers

Children’s Authors and Illustrators all over Ottawa

October in Ottawa is the perfect time and place to meet local authors and illustrators of books for children and teens (without bothering us at home). On October 25th, head out to the 14th annual KidLit Cafe from the Ottawa Public Library and the Ottawa Children’s…

When Good Ideas go Bad

I keep a writing journal in which I write scenes by hand, work out plots, explore characters, make note of submissions, and – most important of all – jot down ideas for new books. I’ve kept writing journals for years and they contain some wonderful…

Thank you, Nova Scotia Schools!

As I begin the last day of my tour of schools, libraries and bookstores in Nova Scotia, I want to say thank you to all the students I’ve met along the way. Thanks for listening. Thanks for laughing. Thanks for asking great questions. Thanks for saying…

Book Week in Nova Scotia: Day One (Saturday)

So far things are pretty awesome with my Children’s Book Week 2014 trip to Nova Scotia. (I haven’t actually begun working yet. Gruelling days are ahead. Or at least not quite so easy days as today.) First, I got to Halifax and found an ocean and…

Be a Bard: CBC’s Shakespeare Selfie Challenge

Do you have immortal longings in you? Is there no creature loves you? Could you be bounded in a nutshell and count yourself a king of infinite space were it not that you have bad dreams? Now’s your chance to tell all. To celebrate Shakespeare’s…

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…

Book Launch

Gatineau/Ottawa friends (and out-of-towners who enjoy a Sunday drive), please come out to the Aylmer (Lucy Faris) Public Library on Sunday, March 30, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., to celebrate the release of my latest middle-grade novel, 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6. There will…

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