Tag Archive | YA novel

All Good Children go to Heaven (or at least to paperback and Booktrack editions)

A couple of cool things have happened this fall with my 2011 teen novel, All Good Children. First, All Good Children is now available in paperback! Orca Book Publishers has produced a gorgeous paperback version of the book. It’s blue, it’s ominous, it’s a keeper. Check it out in their Fall 2016 catalogue:   So now […]

SCBWI Spring Conference in Ottawa

There are still a few spaces left for Ottawa’s SCBWI Art of Story Conference scheduled for the end of the month. For two days, guest speakers will offer workshops and presentations to everyone interested in writing or illustrating children’s books, from aspiring picture book illustrators to established YA novelists. There’s something for every level of experience. The conference will offer presentations, workshops, one-on-one critique […]

Friday Fable: The Climax that went “meh”

You may know the old tale, “The Mountain in Labour:” A magnificent mountain began to rumble one day, and it made such a mighty noise that it was heard across the land, and people came from far and wide to witness the wonder that was bound to follow. Thousands gathered at the base of the mountain, […]

Ottawa Teen Author Fest: Write On!

If you’re a young writer in the Ottawa area, please come out on Wednesday for a discussion panel of YA authors, part of the Ottawa Public Library’s Teen Author Fest. Here’s the blurb: Write On!Find out what it takes to write like a pro from a panel of published authors. Discussion panel: Max Turner, Catherine […]

Friday Fable: The Writer in Debt

You may have heard the old fable, The Star Gazer: A man went walking every night just to gaze at the starry sky. He was so smitten by the beauty of the heavens that he never looked where he was going. One night he stepped into a well and fell in and broke his leg. […]

Insatiable Author Interview

Another awesome book blogger has been inquiring about All Good Children, so head over to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers and feed your need to read the answers to some thought-provoking questions like: Was the racism in your dystopian world intentional or did it just surface as the the story was being conjured? and Was art imitating […]

Book Giveaway

I’m still out there on the virtual  road this month, but a little closer to home on the Canadian book blog, “Just Deb.” Check out my interview and leave a comment to win a copy of both my fall releases, All Good Children and 26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6.  Several people commented on my […]

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