Refugee Sponsorship: How You Can Help

I have been neglecting my blog for a few months– but it’s been a busy summer and fall. I have several new books- non-fiction, middle grade fiction, YA and a board book- in the works… in various stages, and all jostling for attention. I’ve been talking about LGBTQ Pride in BC schools and libraries, from […]

Stonewall Awards 2017

I was at the Stonewall Awards at ALA Chicago yesterday! It was such an amazing morning… here are my remarks for those who wanted to be there but couldn’t. (I didn’t get through this little speech without getting more than a little teary. So many emotions! Phew. And a room full of the loveliest people […]

A Year in the Life of PRIDE

My Pride book turns ONE today! And it has been such an exciting and interesting year. So much learning and so many amazing new people in my life because of PRIDE. So happy birthday, little book! And as if to help celebrate, these newly printed copies arrived in my mail box today- complete with shiny […]

Talking Pride With BC Students

I’m heading out in a couple of days on the BC Book Prizes Tour! I’ll be visiting grade 4-7 classes at schools in Harrison Hotsprings, Kamloops, Revelstoke, Castlegar, Nelson and Rossland. So excited to talk about my Pride book with more kids and teachers across the province: It is always encouraging to see the work […]

Books, Resistance and Hope

It’s been a truly amazing couple of weeks for my Pride book. And while authors are, obviously, always happy to see their books do well, this book is especially close to my heart and seeing it be so well-received makes me happier than I can say.¬†Against a backdrop of rising racism, islamophobia, sexism, ableism, homophobia […]