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Fighting Words

Words can’t describe how much I love this book. Based on how much I loved Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s The War That Saved My Life and The War I Finally Won, I expected to like Fighting Words. But I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. Especially since it tackles difficult topics like […]

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, […]

The Canyon’s Edge

I’m a big fan of Dusti Bowling. (See my review of Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus.) So when I heard her latest title described as Hatchet by Gary Paulsen meets Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds I was already hooked! Still – I had no idea what an emotional journey it would […]

Don’t Stand So Close To Me

Thanks to the pandemic, contemporary fiction writers face a new challenge: what will the world be like when/if my book gets published two or three years from now? As I write my current work-in-progress, people are wearing masks and not gathering in large groups. Will that be the case when my book finally comes out? […]

I Read Canadian Day 2021

Tomorrow’s the big day! Let’s get everyone reading Canadian for at least 15 minutes. Need motivation for you or your classroom? Premier Justin Trudeau will give a special message in both English and French on Bibliovideo’s YouTube channel. Bibliovideo will also host a virtual video series called I Write Canadian, featuring Canadian writers for young […]

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