Congratulations to Susin Nielsen whose  novel, The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen has won the CLA Children's Book of the Year. Two books were chosen as Honour Books: The Graverobbers Apprentice by Allan Stratton, and  A Tinfoil… Continue reading

Great news! A Tinfoil Sky has been shortlisted for the  2013 Ruth and Sylvia Swartz Children's Book Award. Follow the link to check out all the shortlisted books. My congratulations to all!

 What a great way to start the weekend! A Tinfoil Sky has been shortlisted for the 2013  CLA Children's Book of the Year 


My congratulations go out to the following authors who share the 2013 CLA Children's Book of the Year Shortlist. I am honoured to be in their company. 

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It was cool, probably cold for Hanna who did all the running and Andrew who held the camera, but it was also perfect. I've never made a book trailer before. I think this would be an amazing project for a… Continue reading

It's amazing to me that almost five years after Dear Toni, was published that I am still hearing from kids who are enjoying the story. I love that Gene, Toni, Winn, and The Fly all continue to live on through… Continue reading

To everyone who has encouraged me in this writing endeavor, thank you. This encouragement has taken many forms and been delivered by many different people. You are students in schools I have visited,  students who attended Wordfest, and you are… Continue reading