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July 1, 2020

This is about one of the main themes in almost everything I write: consent

Why is it so important to me to write about this, for both male and female young readers? Well, for a lot of personal reasons, from a lot of personal experience.

It's hard for me to touch on thi...

July 1, 2020

For my debut novel, I chose to write outside of my own race for at least two characters. And with everything that has happened in children’s literature, and in the world at large, since this book came out, I have wanted to discuss that for a long time, but haven't felt...

December 8, 2019

So, this video gets a 100% "Yup, thumbs up, accurate" rating from me. While the details of Lindsay Ellis's publishing journey are very different from my own, all the broad strokes of rejection, revision, self-doubt, and the many, many things that are out of the author'...

November 27, 2019

I am so incredibly happy and excited to announce that I have recently signed on with Amy Tompkins of the Transatlantic Agency!

Amy is not just a superstar agent, she's also a mind-reader, a fan of my work, and an all-around lovely person. Although this announcement is f...

August 1, 2019

Wow! I simply can't believe Black Chuck has made the Sunburst Awards shortlist in YA!! Sending so much gratitude to those who made this possible, and to the jury who selected my book amongst so many fantastic titles. Black Chuck is up against some serious heavyweights,...

July 18, 2019

This year has been such a roller coaster, filled with major highs and major lows, and everything in between. It's been really tough to keep up with writing my new book while supporting my debut novel, and working a full time job! How do normal, non-superhero people do...

July 18, 2019

Gahhhhhh! This is such a lovely surprise. Many many bows of *I'm not worthy* gratitude to the Sunburst Award jury members for selecting Black Chuck for their 2019 longlist... I've been chewing my fingernails since this announcement was made, waiting for the short list!

May 16, 2019

I am so completely thrilled to let you all know that Black Chuck has been selected as a 2019 White Pine Honour Book, alongside Vicki Grant's 36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You, and the 2019 White Pine Award Winner Heather T. Smith's The Agony of Bun O'Keefe


April 18, 2019

Hey friends! In the crazy whirlwind that is my busy life, I forgot to share this awesome thing with you! I was recently riding the subway with the wonderful author Casey Lyall who interviewed me for her Kick Butt Kidlit blog's Spotlight on Canadians. 

You can find...

March 22, 2019

Friends and readers! I've been diligently working since December on a day and night of books, authors, words and wonderment all happening on Saturday April 6th, 2019

On that day, please join me and other Forest Of Reading White Pine Award nominees Heather Smith, Tanaz...

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