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Shoes



My son Herrick wad diagnosed with schizophrenia in his mid-twenties. Before that he moved around a lot. Once when he had been off “living rough” as he called it, he phoned ne, said he was in town and wanted to…

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Smoke



I recently launched my new book, On Fire, at Victoria School. I felt it was the perfect place to launch a YA novel. Vic, as we used to call it is a school for students interested in the arts. Students…

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Storywork



When my daughter Lucy was very young we found a book in the library by Astrid Lindgren about a little girl named Brenda who lived deep in the Swedish forest with her grandmother. When the old woman became sick, Brenda…

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Each Book Has A Story to Tell



Congratulations to Susan Nielsen, Vancouver author of The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, just awarded the 2012 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature. There is no higher honour for a writer of Y.A. fiction in Canada. Here’s what Canada’s…

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Story Bears



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E-Essays



I’ve been thinking recently about the difference between a blog and an essay – trying to come up with something to call the latter, when it appears on-line. I shared this with my far more techno-savvy daughter, who immediately produced…

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