Tag Archives: Red Maple Award

“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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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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Bacon and Eggs and Wonderful Kids.

I just arrived back from three very busy days of school visits in Chatham-Kent and London, Ontario. I loved the delicious breakfast (and fabulous retro decor) of the St. Clair Restaurant in downtown Chatham. But most of all, I loved … Continue reading

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Awake and Smiling

I’m posting this photo for two reasons: 1) To say thanks to the young ladies from Agnes McPhail Public School for interviewing me about Not Suitable for Family Viewing. 2) And to prove that I was alert throughout the Ontario … Continue reading

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Can I drop by for a visit?

Toronto at the end of January. Is there a lovelier place to be? No. Not if you get to enjoy the warmth of the Ontario Library Association’s SuperConference. (What a corny line. Clearly, I’ll do anything for a segue.) I’ve … Continue reading

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Betsy Wickwire Cracked the Top 17!

I don’t know why that number was chosen but I’m delighted, nonetheless, that Betsy Wickwire’s Dirty Secret has made Canadian Parents “17 Books to Give this Holiday Season.“ BTW, if you’d like a copy of Betsy Wickwire (or Not Suitable for … Continue reading

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Gotta love HarperCollins

A full-page colour ad featuring…me. It must have come as a terrible shock to most people just sitting down to read their Saturday morning paper – but I certainly appreciated it. Thanks Leo, Liza, Melissa and everyone else at HarperCollins … Continue reading

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Heading off to Lakefield Literary Festival

I’ll be doing something a little different on my holiday in the Kawarthas this year. I’m going to take a break from Scrabble, swimming and, of course, endless painting in order to return to civilization long enough to give a … Continue reading

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Stellar News!

I just got word that Not Suitable for Family Viewing has been nominated for the 2012 Stellar Award, British Columbia teen readers’ choice award. Once again, it’s in very good company. Here’s the full list of nominees: Shadow Boxing by Sherie … Continue reading

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