Last night I had the pleasure of seeing long-time friend Jeremy Tankard launch his newest creation, Hungry Bird, at Vancouver Kidsbooks. As a library tech who does storytimes with preschoolers, I'm familiar with his other books. A favourite with the kids is Grumpy Bird, as you can read the book as an interactive with the … Continue reading Jeremy Tankard’s Hungry Bird Booklaunch
It's August 1st, which makes it paperback book release day! Happy birthday to a story that I spent almost six years writing. To buy a copy: Paper back edition. Paperback edition with Opendyslexic font. Kindle Edition.
Took a road trip to Shannon Falls today with a friend of mine, and as we were walking along the trails we came across a sign that warned about the safety of the hike and a caution that you'd best be prepared. She and I hadn't discussed what we'd be bringing, but we compared our … Continue reading Dyslexia in the Zombie Apocalypse
One of the great things about having friends who are writers, is that they do a wonderful job of offering advice when it's needed. My original title, "One-Eyed King" has been recently over-used and so I wanted to change it. kc dyer, one of my earliest readers of my novel, suggested, "Rise of the One-Eyed … Continue reading James in his Jeep Getting Zombified? Rise of the One-Eyed King
How I researched Rise of the One-Eyed King.
I first met Meg and her husband Don while working at Kidsbooks back in 2007 (or thereabouts). She came into the store while I was working, and introduced herself to me as an author researching what would soon become her YA novel, Porcupine. At the time, I had no idea that Meg was an actress … Continue reading Meg Tilly at Kidsbooks
A reminder that kc dyer, Lee Edward Fodi and myself will be appearing for a reading and general candy-cane gorge-a-thon at the new bookshop in Vancouver called Once Upon A Huckleberry Bush. Store details: Once Upon a Huckleberry Bush 4387 Main Street Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V5V 3R1 Phone: (604)876–4010 Triple Author Event runs from … Continue reading Triple Author Event Happens … Sun, Rain or Snow!
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Tomorrow evening (Thursday), my sometimes co-worker, Leslie Buffam, will be launching her first picture book, West is Calling, that she co-wrote with Orca Books editor Sarah Harvey. (Illustrated by Dianna Bonder.) This will take place at Kidsbooks, 3083 West Broadway in Vancouver, at 7-9 pm. I'll be there, and I hope to see all of … Continue reading West Is Calling
I'd like to take a moment to tell everyone about Diane Haynes' new book that's coming out! I've been to her launches before, and they are spectacularly fun. Launch of GAIA WILD!Today at 3:27pmDiane Haynes and Whitecap Books Ltd. invite you and a guest to the launch ofGAIA WILD the third book in Jane Ray's … Continue reading Launch of Diane Haynes’ GAIA WILD!