Prince George!

3 days, 7 schools, 1 epic Battle of the Books ….a quick recap of the time I spent in Prince George last week! Now, the longer version: The Battle of the Books was an amazing event. My compliments to the hard-working committee of teacher-librarians that organized it. What a great way to both encourage and honour […]

Grade 4 is where it’s at!

  I had so much fun talking to the fourth graders at Rossland Summit School about the Magic of Three. Even though I totally believe in the Magic of Three, I’m totally inspired by the Creativity of Four (or the kids in grade four, anyway). Thanks for hosting me and good luck with your writing! […]

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

My final event in a whirlwind of springtime author visits (the snow is almost gone now, BTW) was at the Nelson Public Library this past Friday. The event was hosted by the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival and it’s the first year they’ve included youth programming. I’m very grateful to Antonia Baynard for the invitation and the […]

Spring has Sprung!

Piles of snow still surround my mountain home but I know it’s spring because my schedule is suddenly packed with author visits. My favourite time of year! Tuesday night I participated in a panel for the last event of the Rossland Library‘s AUTHOR SERIES. It was so fun to talk writing and publishing with five […]

Creative Spark!

This spring, I was the proud recipient of a Creative Spark Arts Starts in the Classroom Columbia Basin Trust Grant. With this grant, I visited four schools – Fruitvale Elementary, Glenmerry Elementary School, Webster & Rossland Summit School – and brought the Magic of Three! to eight different classes. It was so inspiring to see […]

Authors for Earth Day 2017!

I had so much fun meeting with Mrs. Cyndi Smith’s grade 4/5 class at Rossland Summit School on Thursday! As part of my commitment to Authors for Earth Day, they voted to donate my appearance fee to the World Wildlife Fund. Looking forward to visiting three more local schools thanks ta Creative Spark Art Starts […]

First Lutheran

Today I got to meet the students at First Lutheran School in Kelowna!  We connected via FaceTime so I was able to read them a few pages from Trouble in the Trees and answer their questions from the comfort of my home in Rossland!  I wish we’d had more time together but it was great […]