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 […]

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 […]

LGBTQ Books

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 […]

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 […]