Tag: writers

Friday Fable: Belling Oprah

You may know the old story, “Belling the Cat:” One day the house mice grew sick and tired of losing their loved ones to the house cat, so they held a council to discuss the problem. Some said this and some said that, and… Continue Reading “Friday Fable: Belling Oprah”

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… Continue Reading “Children’s Authors and Illustrators all over Ottawa”

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… Continue Reading “When Good Ideas go Bad”

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… Continue Reading “Thank you, Nova Scotia Schools!”

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… Continue Reading “Book Week in Nova Scotia: Day One (Saturday)”

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