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Happy Halloween!

I have two things to share today. The first is my Halloween/scary book recommendation: The Name of the Star, by Maureen Johnson. I started it yesterday, and had to stay up really late to finish it, because I needed to … Continue reading

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Book Review: You Against Me

Jenny Downham’s latest book, You Against Me, was released just last week from Doubleday Canada. It’s brilliant. Doubleday sent me a few books to review, and since this one had the earliest release date, it was at the top of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Matched

This is one of those books that I probably wouldn’t have picked up on my own. The girl-in-a-bubble cover is pretty, but didn’t grab me. Not sure why; it’s a great cover. It just didn’t look like my kind of … Continue reading

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Woolly Ragwort in your Nose

One of the perks of being a children’s writer is that you get to go back and read all the books you didn’t get around to as a child. Patricia MacLachlan’s beautiful, sparse novel┬áSarah, Plain and Tall came out in … Continue reading

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Scribbling Women: Interview with Marthe Jocelyn

Today’s blog post is officially part of Marthe Jocelyn’s Scribbling Women book tour. That means that anyone who comments on it gets entered into a draw by Tundra Books to win a complete set of Marthe’s books! You can find … Continue reading

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Book Review: Scribbling Women

Okay, so as previously mentioned, I’m part of Marthe Jocelyne’s blog tour for her new book, Scribbling Women. I received my copy of the book in the mail a while ago. My first Advance Copy! Well, of a book that’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

I haven’t posted many book reviews here, but I just finished a good book, so I want to share. Jennifer Donnelly’s Revolution is a YA that clocks in at a hefty 123,000 words. I devoured it in a few days. … Continue reading

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Something I Learned from Carole Enahoro

Last week I found out that my friend, Carole Enahoro, has been shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers Prize for her first novel, Doing Dangerously Well. Regional winners will be announced in early March and final results in May. Carole was … Continue reading

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Eight Favourite Books on Writing

Happy New Year! In honour of resolutions and all that, I decided to start out the new year by sorting through my collection of books about writing. (Okay, the truth is that I need to move the bookshelf so I … Continue reading

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Getting into Character

This is a writing book recommendation. Sometime last year, around the time my husband and I visited Stratford, I started thinking about acting. Not about me acting! No, no, never. I took Drama in grade ten because someone told me … Continue reading

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