Minecraft meets Bees

I have an eleven year old son who is an avid gamer and all-round techie. He made me this video to celebrate the launch of my new middle grade novel, The Summer We Saved the Bees. How awesome is that? And really… why ARE there no bees in Minecraft yet?

8 LGBTQ Canadian YA Novels You Might Have Missed– and Should Read!

I started making a list of my favorite YA novels with LGBTQ characters, but soon realized there were way too many of them– and that many of them were already pretty well known. So I decided to focus on novels written by writers who live north of the border. There are so many terrific Canadian […]

Giveaway for my new book!

Want to win a free copy of my new novel, The Summer We Saved the Bees? We’re giving away 10 copies on Goodreads. Click the link below to enter! Goodreads Book Giveaway The Summer We Saved the Bees by Robin Stevenson Giveaway ends September 01, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

Pride: The Cover Reveal!

So delighted that the Gay YA is hosting the cover reveal for my first book of non-fiction- today! This book is something completely different for me– and it is very close to my heart. Last summer, I wrote a Pride Week guest post on E. Kristen Anderson’s wonderful blog, Write All the Words. In it, I […]


I recently shared the cover for my spring 2016 novel, Under Threat, on Twitter and Facebook- and was pleasantly surprised by the reaction. There was a troll or two, expressing the usual bigotry (I am corrupting youth and so on), but there was also lots of excitement, interest and support. Many people apparently agree that we need […]

Writing the Bees

The Summer We Saved the Bees  is on its way to bookstores! And, in a weird coincidence, I just came a across a the original version of the first page, scribbles and cross-outs and all, as I was looking for a blank sheet of paper in an old-but-only-half-used-notebook. Here it is:           […]

The Bees Goes to Korea!

Fabulous news this morning… foreign rights sale! The Summer We Saved the Bees will be making its way to Korea! That’s one loooong road trip for young Wolf and his family…

All the Good News

I have done a terrible job of updating my website lately- which is a shame, because there has been so much good news to share! Here are a few highlights from the past few weeks: 1. Ben the Inventor is going to CHINA! Foreign rights have been sold for the Chinese language market, and I […]

And We Have a COVER!!!

My middle-grade novel, The Summer We Saved the Bees, will be released in October– and the ARCS are being printed right now! Here is the Very Cool Cover- a huge thank you to Teresa Bubela of Orca Books!

Authors For Indies

On May 2nd, I’m going to be living out one of my childhood fantasies and working in a bookstore. Not just any bookstore, either– one of my very favorite independent bookstores:  the magnificent Munro’s Books, in Victoria BC. No, I haven’t really got a job there (which is probably just as well, as I suspect that actually working […]