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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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Tourette’s Girl



Fourteen-year-old Matti Iverly, one of the narrators of my forthcoming novel On Fire (Thistledown Press, Spring, 2013), has Tourette Syndrome, commonly called Tourette’s or T.S. In the opening pages of the book she has this to say about herself: “At…

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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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Update



Lots has happened in my life the last few weeks. I’ve been working like mad on the rewrites for my new book, On Fire, which is coming out in the spring of 2013. (www.thisteldownpress.com).  Anybody who has ever gone through…

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Yo, YA?



Last weekend at the Writer’s Guild of Alberta’s AGM and Gala I had the privilege of presenting the R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature to Cathy Ostlere for her novel, Karma. Like Pamela Porter’s GG 2005 winner, The Crazy…

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Welcome!



Redesigning a website, I’ve discovered, is kind of like redecorating your bedroom. It makes you think more than you want to about what to throw out and what to keep. When you’ve done that, there’s colour, which is to me…

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