Archives for April 2014

Home again…

The BC Book Prize Tour was beyond fabulous. What an amazing opportunity to visit a beautiful part of the country, and how inspiring to meet hundreds of children who were brimming with curiosity and creativity and enthusiasm. The BC Book Prize gala is coming up soon (five days and counting) but whatever happens in terms […]

BC Book Prizes Tour, Day 3

We flew to Fort Nelson this morning, in a Very Small Plane. There was a lot of snow, and the pilot said we might not be able to land. For some reason, I thought of Dr. Seuss: “I do not like this, Sam I am.” But… can I just mention how AWESOME northern BC airports are? […]

BC Book Prizes Tour, Day 2

It’s cold and windy and snowy, but today was wonderful despite the weather- because I was visiting schools and talking with kids. Grade 4, 5 and 6 kids. Fort St John kids and Dawson Creek kids. Curious, energetic, excited kids. Overflowing with questions and ideas kids. SO MUCH FUN. We talked about writing and books […]

BC Book Prizes Tour, Day 1

It’s 10 pm and I am sitting in my hotel room after a whirlwind of a day, which took us from Victoria to Vancouver to Dawson Creek (those were flights), and then to Taylor, Fort St John, back to Dawson Creek, and now back in Fort St John (and those were rather nice drives with […]