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February 16, 2019

How can I ever express proper gratitude to the book gods (and Orca Book Publishers, and my editor Sarah Harvey, and mentor Andrew Smith)?? So much of the good stuff that’s come from publishing Black Chuck has kinda flown over my head because I’m brand new at this and d...

October 20, 2018

I have been processing this news for a little while now, and am so incredibly happy to share it with the world: Black Chuck has been nominated for the Forest of Reading's 2019 White Pine Award! 

This award is a huge, province-wide reading program organized by the Ontari...

September 17, 2018

I'm the kind of writer who needs utter and absolute silence when I'm actually writing. I'll even plug my ears in a totally silent house to be sure the words actually make sense (I am wayyyyyy too easily distracted!).

BUT, I'm also the kind of writer who needs a lot of i...

August 23, 2018

Another exciting announcement! I've been asked to speak on a panel with Adam Garnet Jones and Star Spider at Toronto's Word On The Street Fest, this September 23rd, at Harbourfront. We'll be on the Teen Spirit Stage at 2:45pm to discuss some heavy topics - death, grief...

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 :)

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