Not Giving Up

My (very supportive) husband’s always reminding me that whenever I get down about writing something always happens to keep me from quitting. I’m not going to lie–he’s had to remind me a lot lately. Rejection is hard. And even though it’s been ten years since the publication of my first book, Trouble in the Trees, […]

World Read Aloud Day

Today is World Read Aloud Day! With help from the Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC (CWILL), I virtually connected with two schools to answer questions and read from my books. Thank you Little Mountain Elementary and Chilliwack Middle School for hosting my author visits and to all the students who listened and asked GREAT […]

Looking ahead to 2021

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve posted so I thought I’d provide one last “news and views” for 2020. I’ve been very busy since attending the virtual SCBWI/Smithsonian Nonfiction workshop at the beginning of November. The workshop was not as good as it would have been in person but I was super impressed with […]

CRISPR and… Science Literacy Week!

In celebration of Science Literacy Week, Annick Press is doing a giveaway! Enter to win a copy of CRISPR and a virtual classroom visit with yours truly! Annick Press has been awesome at helping me get the word out about CRISPR. They are a marketing machine! I don’t like being behind the camera but they […]

CRISPR and CORONAVIRUS

As I write this post, we still don’t really know. But here are some ways scientists are using CRISPR to fight the coronavirus that causes Covid-19: 1. TESTING As I mentioned in my brief post titled CRISPR and COVID, the first test for Covid-19 using CRISPR was approved for use in the US by the […]

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