Archives for May 2014

Record Breaker Won the Silver Birch Award!!!

I still can’t quite believe it. SO EXCITING! But to backtrack a little… Yesterday was the Festival of Trees in Toronto. For those who don’t know about it, the Festival of Trees is the culmination of the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading program- and it is the largest Canadian literary event for young readers. I live […]

Because Every Community Should Have a Library

My mother volunteers for an organization in Victoria, BC called the Compassionate Resource Warehouse. They collect donations and surplus materials locally– everything from clothing to sewing machines to wheelchairs and medical supplies– and ship it overseas in response to requests from organizations. Since they began in 2000, they’ve sent over three hundred and sixty containers to […]

Thunder Bay Kids, You are Fabulous!

Yesterday was the Festival of Trees in Thunder Bay and I have to say a HUGE thank you to all the kids for  making me feel like a *ROCKSTAR*. Wow. What am amazing day. First I met the fabulous Marissa, a sixth grader. Marissa is also a writer and lover of stories, and she did […]

Forest of Reading — It’s Festival Time!

…And I am back on the road again. But, rather conveniently, Toronto is where my very lovely brother and his family live, so instead of a hotel room I have an adorable three year old nephew, a fabulous sister-in-law (who happens to also be a fabulous baker- check out her blog), and an enormous and very […]