Tag Archives: funny book

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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“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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