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 […]

I’m Going to Quebec!

I am so thrilled to announce that I’ll be spending a week in Quebec this spring, visiting schools and talking to kids and teens as part of the TD Canadian Children’s Book Week Tour! I am particularly happy to be going to Quebec, since– other than a grade eight school trip to Quebec City — I […]

The Bees Take Flight: Book Launch!

The Summer We Saved the Bees is officially launched! Monday evening was the Orca Books fall launch here in Victoria, and we had a lovely evening at Munro’s Books- Canada’s most beautiful bookstore. Five authors and one illustrator presented their newest books. Huge thanks to the fabulous supportive crowd who came out and helped us […]

School visits: It’s all about the BEES!

This fall, I’m teaming up with non-fiction author and urban bee-keeper, Merrie Ellen Wilcox, and offering bee-themed school visits for grades 4-8. Please get in touch if you have questions– and do share this to help us spread the buzz about the bees!

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 […]