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“Vicki Grant is funny and endearing.”

And I’ve got that on good authority. Amy Mathers said so. (Click her name if you don’t believe me.) Amy has begun a journey “across the Canadian landscape of teen fiction” through her Marathon of Books. Her quest is to … Continue reading

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Vicki Grant (and no doubt more…)

Vivian Howard of Dalhousie University is the driving force behind SeaStacks, a website devoted to children’s and young adult authors of Atlantic Canada. When she asked to interview me for the project, I’m sure she had no idea how much … Continue reading

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Spot the difference.

I just received a wonderful note from a young woman named Alexia Panakos. She’s now a budding fashion designer but when she was in Grade Six, she read a funny little book called The Puppet Wrangler. It’s about a girl … 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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I just squeaked in.

The good people at the Ontario Library Association (OLA) had a nice surprise for me. They awarded Hold the Pickles with an honourable mention on its Best Bets List 2012. Hold the Pickles is a comic adventure for middle grade … Continue reading

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I’m ready for my close-up.

Okay, by the look of this picture, maybe I’m not  -but I went ahead and did it anyway. The same questions come up frequently from readers so I decided to start videotaping my responses. Click here for the first video, in … Continue reading

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Betsy Wickwire’s Christmas Present

It might not seem like much to you but Betsy Wickwire’s getting something wonderful for Christmas: suds. One of the things that’s always bugged me – a bit – is that the sponge on the cover looks like a big … 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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We’ll rant and we’ll roar like true Newfoundlanders…

Especially if I win. I’m off to St. John’s, Newfoundland, tomorrow for the Atlantic Book Awards. Betsy Wickwire and I are up against Gloria Ann Wesley, (Chasing Freedom) and Susan White (The Year Mrs. Montague Cried ) for the coveted Ann Connor Brimer Award. In … Continue reading

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…plus I get two days in Newfoundland!

Despite the weird hairdo, I’m delighted to announce that Betsy Wickwire’s Dirty Secret has been shortlisted for the Ann Connor Brimer Award. The recognition is fabulous, of course, but the perks are what really excite me. I’m going to be joining … Continue reading

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