Tag Archives: Romance

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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…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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Willow be mine?

Betsy Wickwire is very pleased to have been nominated for a 2012 Snow Willow Award. The Willow Awards promote reading by granting a Willow Award to the Canadian books voted by students to be the best of those nominated in three … Continue reading

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