As always I’m a little late in announcing news, but this one is worth the wait! The Prisoner and the Writer, illustrated by Sophie Casson and published by Groundwood Books, was reviewed in The New York Times. By Michael Rosen. The Michael Rosen, author of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Sad Book, notContinue reading “A New York Times Review”
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2 out of 3…
There is an expression in French: Jamais deux sans trois. Translated it means never two without three. It can be good news or bad news. In my case, it’s good news: two of my fall books have now officially launched, and one more is on the way. It’s been a tiring couple of years preparingContinue reading “2 out of 3…”
Junior Library Guild Selection x 2!
Wow, wow, wow! Secret Schools: True Stories of the Determination to Learn and The Prisoner and the Writer have both been named Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selections! Both books will be available Fall 2022.
Four new books for 2022!
2022 is a busy year with four new books on the way! I have to admit, I didn’t see much of 2021. I was busy writing, edited and proofreading three new books of my own and translating a very sweet book from French to English. I’ve also wrapped up a new middle-grade novel and aContinue reading “Four new books for 2022!”
2021 Skipping Stones Honor Award!
Super awesome news alert! The Other Side has been named a 2021 Skipping Stones Honor Award winner! If you don’t know Skipping Stones Magazine, the books selected for the honor “promote an understanding of cultures, cultivate cooperation and/or encourage a deeper awareness of nature, ecology, and diversity. They foster respect for multiple viewpoints and closerContinue reading “2021 Skipping Stones Honor Award!”
What If Soldiers up for a Willow Award!
What lovely news that What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows? is up for a Diamond Willow Award, the young readers’ choice awards from the province of Saskatchewan. What If Soldiers is my first nonfiction book, and what a thrill to have it honoured this way. For more information and a look at all the nominees,Continue reading “What If Soldiers up for a Willow Award!”
Writing about the Holocaust for Book News
My latest article for Canadian Children’s Book News is now available online. “The Emotional Impact of Writing About the Holocaust” is a personal essay along with interviews from Monique Polak, Emil Sher and Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch. It was a difficult piece to write, but I am so pleased with how it turned out. I hopeContinue reading “Writing about the Holocaust for Book News”
2020 Red Maple Nominee!
What an amazing honour to be nominated for the Forest Of Reading’s Red Maple Award for The Other Side! And to be in a category with some many authors whom I admire and who inspire me everyday. Big thank you to the Ontario Library Association, Red Deer Press, editor Peter Carver and everyone who helpedContinue reading “2020 Red Maple Nominee!”
The biggest compliment of them all
Books get all sorts of reviews, the good and the bad. This week, What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows? received a review that was beyond good. It was amazing. Incredible. Fantastic. I am still shaking. Booklist, from the American Library Association, said What If Soldiers is “a book that should be paired with John Lennon’sContinue reading “The biggest compliment of them all”
Another positive review!
It really is a scary thing releasing a new book into the world, but so far, things are looking good! Publishers Weekly just posted a review of What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows and said my “brisk reportorial style is refreshingly straightforward. ” Cool! To read the review, visit Publishers Weekly.