Category Archives: Mystery

Pigboy: starring Zachary Gordon and Megan Fox

One of my favourite things about doing school visits is seeing examples of what I humbly refer to as ‘fan art’. (Click here to see another amazing example.) I was back at Bible Hill Junior High this week and was given – … Continue reading

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Coming soon to Toronto!

Can I go to school with you? I’ll be in the GTA October 14, 15 and 16 and would love to visit your class or library. I do my best to make my presentations entertaining and, when I can get away … Continue reading

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Triggered is one of “The Best”.

According to the good people at The Children’s Book Centre – and they know quite a bit about this type of thing – Triggered is one of the Best Books for Kids and Teens of 2013. (I just got word yesterday … Continue reading

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TRIGGERED hits the bull’s eye.

I’ve delighted to see that Triggered, my latest high/low novel for Orca Soundings was chosen as one of Resource Links’ Best Books of 2013. Don’t know Resource Links? Here’s what they have to say for themselves: “Published 5 times a … Continue reading

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I’ve joined the Dream Team.

And when I say “dream team”, I mean DREAM TEAM. I’m one of seven authors writing a series of linked novels for Orca Books called Seven Secrets. Here, in alphabetical order, are my amazing co-writers: Kelley Armstrong, Marthe Jocelyn, Kathy Kacer, … Continue reading

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Triggered!

Such a weird word. Triggered. It suddenly looks kind of Scandinavian to me. Is that really how it’s spelled? Must be – because I can see it right here on the cover of my brand new Young Adult Thriller for … Continue reading

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Young Love, circa 1942

It was a classic case of one-thing-leading-to-another. I’d always known my father was 17 when he went to war but it never dawned on me just how very, very young that was until my own beardless boy was the same … Continue reading

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Ni Dører?

According to good old Google, that’s how you say “Nine Doors” in Norwegian. I have no idea if the Scandinavian publisher will keep that title but my comic high/low novel  will soon be available in Norway. To which all I … Continue reading

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Check me out at The Human Library.

If I were a book, what would I be? A thriller? In my dreams. A romance?  Not bloody likely. A comic book? Closer, perhaps – that is if the cover were a little wrinkled, some of the jokes kind of … Continue reading

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An American Library Association Quick Pick(le)…

Hot-diggety-dog! Hold the Pickles – my recent sequel to Pigboy – has just been nominated as an American Library Association Quick Pick for Young Adults. The Quick Picks list identifies books which encourage reading among teens who, for whatever reason, … Continue reading

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