Tag Archives: funny book

Go ahead. Judge these books by their covers.

Because that’s all I can show you at the moment. You ask me, Orca’s Art Director Teresa Bubela did a fabulous job designing all seven Secrets novels. The Secrets will be out September 2015. I’m looking forward to participating in the launch … Continue reading

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The Secret isn’t out yet – but it is done.

I just realized that it’s been months since I posted anything. Well, no wonder. Since I last appeared in this space, I’ve been working feverishly to finish Small Bones, my contribution to Orca Secrets. Don’t know what Secrets is? Here’s a … Continue reading

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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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Spell Read and Me

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for ‘reluctant readers’ – kids who for whatever reason don’t like to read, have trouble reading or are struggling with English as a second language. That’s why I write so many … 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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“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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