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August 23, 2018

I'm super excited to announce that I'll be participating in the Ontario Library Association's Public Libraries Week with a return visit to the Port Hope Public Library on October 15th! I'll be speaking with librarian Ashley Holmes about how a misspent 90's youth in Por...

July 4, 2018

Eeep! Thrilled to see Black Chuck on Sylvia McNicoll's Top Picks for July! Yay!!

I admit, when I first met Sylvia at the OLA conference in February, I had no idea who she was - but then again, I was at my very first-ever book signing and was completely anxious and overw...

June 25, 2018

Wow! What a fantastic review from Suzanne Goulden! Keeping readers engaged and reading way past their bedtimes is every writer's dream! I'm so humbled to hear that my little book did its job so well :)  **swoon**

Read the whole thing here

Intertwined with fantastic subpl...

June 1, 2018

I'm so very thrilled by this review in Quill & Quire, Canada's premier literary magazine! It's such a good feeling when you see that the reader has really connected with the story and understood the characters you spent so much time and care with to get their nuances "...

May 7, 2018

I will be at the Port Hope Public Library on Saturday May 26th, at 2pm, chatting with local librarian Ashley Holmes about all things Black Chuck! This visit is special for me because I went to high school in the area, and it still holds a place in my heart. I'm really...

May 1, 2018

Super excited to announce that I'll be at the glorious Munro's Books in Victoria, BC on Wednesday, June 13th, along with these amazing Orca authors for a spring titles launch party! Hope you can join me! I will have swag :)

April 2, 2018


A few weeks ago I was approached by @HelloJennyReads to do an author spotlight on her blog. You can find her honest review of Black Chuck, along with a detailed list of my weird phobias, inspirations, and all the cartwheels I've ever done right HERE.

And a HUGE thanks...

March 2, 2018

I will be celebrating the launch of my debut YA novel, Black Chuck, at Type Books, 883 Queen Street West, on April 4th from 6:30-8pm. All are welcome! If you haven't already pre-ordered, please purchase your copy from my wonderful hosts and I will be more than happy to...

February 7, 2018

Got home last night after seeing The Last Jedi to a flurry of tweets and emails about the CBC Top Ten Canadian YA Books To Watch For in Early 2018. I am so very flabbergasted and humbled to be on a list with these folks. WOW. Just wow. I have no words! This book was tr...

November 30, 2017

I'm absolutely flabbergasted and flattered to read this review from Rob Bittner about my novel Black Chuck. I've said this millions of times, but I honestly don't feel like I wrote this book - Evie, Ré, Sunny and Alex did, and all the credit goes to them... (but I'll h...

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