This Saturday I'll be at the Coles bookstore with four other amazing authors of young adult fiction. We'll be there to chat about books, sell our latest novels, and generally just have a good time. If you're in the area, consider stopping in and saying hello!
I'm pretty excited about attending this conference again this year! Not only does it mean a roadtrip to Kamloops, but I also get to meet some fantastic authors both of the professional and aspiring kind.
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
At noon today I'm doing a reading on a pop-up radio station called Leave Your Mark FM outside the Richmond Cultural Centre. In honour of the event, you can get the Kindle version of Rise of the One-Eyed King FREE. For more information on the pop up radio station, follow this link!
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
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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In an interview from the North Pole, a jolly man in a red suit was quoted as saying, "My elves may not get toys made in time for Christmas. They are too busy reading." This holiday season, why not follow the elves' example by giving the gift of storytelling? Together for the first time, three … Continue reading Mark Your Calendars!
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
This was the final day in the Chocolate and Chat Rocky Mountain Road Tour. Whew! After seven days we did nine venues - seven bookstores and two libraries. Sometimes we had great turnouts, and sometimes we had modest turnouts. (Yes, at one stop we even outnumbered the audience.) Yet, no matter what the outcome, this … Continue reading Final Day of C&C Rocky Mountain Road Tour