Tag: walking backward

NaNoWriMo on the Slow Track

I posted a motivational blurb on the SCBWI Canada East website today, about slogging it through the last days of November’s novel-writing challenge. I have never actually made the NaNoWriMo journey, meaning I’ve never done a start-to-finish draft in the month of November. I’ve…

Immersed in Student Writing

This Tuesday, I had the pleasure of calling the names of twelve young writers whose short fiction won places in the Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Authors Contest. What a pleasure to be one of this year’s judges and to read excerpts from the fantastic…

Radio Interview at Noon

The interview I did in Prince Edward County last month (last post) airs at noon today on 99.3 County FM. Lynn Pickering, host of “The County Writes…The County Reads” asks me about my background, my books, and my advice for young writers. Check it…

Laurel Leaves

I like to stay grounded in the present in my writing (with an eye on future deadlines), but every now and then I try to look back on the work I’ve done. Or walk back to it, in this case. My first children’s novel, Walking Backward, was published by Orca…

QWF Gala

  My writing blahs were blown away last week at the Quebec Writers’ Federation Gala in Montreal. It was even bigger and better than I’d expected – definitely worth the drive. Mingling with other writers, celebrating local literature, consuming free wine and hors d’oeuvres… it was just what I needed…

Wonderful Book Review

I know I said I wasn’t going to read any more Walking Backward book reviews, but fellow author Kate Jaimet sent me an email this weekend congratulating me on my review in the Globe & Mail, so I just had to check it out. (I…

Book Launching Afterword

Now that I’ve had my first book launch–which everyone tells me went very well, though I was so nervous it’s a bit of a blank–I thought I’d pass on three bits of advice for future launchers. First, you need more set-up helpers than you think. Bank on unforeseen delays….

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