Tag Archives: Romance

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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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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“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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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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Emily for Real – and for Christmas

Another great gift idea for the teen readers in your life: Emily for Real by Nova Scotian author Sylvia Gunnery. Look what Kirkus Reviews had to say about this touching coming-of-age novel: “This is a story about familial ties-ties of … Continue reading

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Betsy Wickwire gets ‘Savvy’.

Lovely review of dear old Betsy Wickwire’s Dirty Secret today. I especially liked this part: “Grant has a master’s touch at capturing the teen years, both their hilarity and heartache, and you’ll find yourself cheering for Betsy on her unusual … Continue reading

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Positive News about B Negative

The humidity always seems more bearable when a little good news breezes in. So I was delighted to find out that the Canadian Children’s Book Centre selected B Negative for the Spring 2012 edition of Best Books for Kids and … 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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