On March 8, I’ll be doing a two-hour presentation for the Writers’ Community of York Region on what authors can learn from Hi-Lo books. With more demands on our readers’ attention than ever, it helps to have techniques (and a
This Sunday, I’ll be joining my fellow Orca Hi-Low authors Paul Coccia, Melanie Florence, Karen Krossing and Patricia McCowan at a signing/book promotion event at Chapters Vega in Mississauga. We’ll be there to sign our own books, yes, but ALSO
This weekend, along with many of my fellow HiLo authors from Orca, H.I.P, Lorimer and other publishers, I’ve been trying to build some awareness online around books for reluctant readers and why we love to read and write these books.
Some time ago, a student and friend in the Creative Writing course that I teach at the Oshawa Senior Citizens’ Centre shared with me some letters that she had found when she was a young girl. She knew of my
This Saturday, I’ll be joining four other members of the Orca “Pod” to talk about our beloved hi-lo (reluctant reader) books, share readings, and sign copies. It promises to be a great event! Please join us if you can!
It’s always a happy day when a book gets reprinted. I recently heard from H.I.P. Books that Roller Coaster has gone back to press again. It’s my shortest book to date, and the one aimed at the youngest readership —
I hope I’m “realistic but ready” for this talk! Looking forward to meeting everyone.
Irony is fun. I haven’t updated my blog in a while, but I’ll be speaking with the Arts Council Haliburton Highlands on the topic of authors and social media next Saturday. My relationship with social media is, well, complicated, to
This landed in my in-box earlier this week, from a knitter’s mailing list: We were chatting in my online community recently, and someone posted the most hilarious photo about the life cycle of a knit or crochet project. It basically
This has nothing to do with writing, except that sometimes research can take you incredible places. When my daughter expressed an interest in adding to her high school volunteer hours by becoming a “goat cuddler,” I figured that at the