Thanks for dropping by! I hope you enjoy exploring my website. You can learn more about me, my books, and my editing and manuscript critiquing services by clicking on the various tabs.
And now, my most recent news:
- So wonderful! I have a new picture book coming out with Kids Can Press in 2016. Its working title is Maggie McGillicuddy's Eye for Trouble. It is being edited by Stacey Roderick and illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan
- As well, watch for the next book in the Puppy Collection, #6 Cricket's Close Call. It will be published by Scholastic Canada this summer (2015). And I'm just about to sign the contract for books #7 and #8 in the series!
- I am leading a children's writing workshop in Toronto this spring, hosted by the Toronto Public Library. It's called Making
Good Stories Great and will take place on 4 Saturday mornings beginning on April. Find out more here:
l to r: Joshua Schramm (Cupar, Sask); Marie-Ève Létourneau
(Lévis, Québec); Margaret Ingleson (Caledon East, Ont); me
- As well, I was pleased to help judge the 2014 CNIB Library Braille Creative Writing Contest. Kids across Canada, from ages 5 to 18, sent in poems, stories, and essays written in Braille. Their submissions received a score for Braille accuracy. They were transcribed so I could read them. I gave them a score for creativity. The combined two scores determined the 3 winners of each of the 4 categories. I was thrilled to attend the award ceremony in November, 2014, and meet some of the winner!
Please enjoy exploring my website and finding out about all the books I've written.
If you're a teacher and you're looking for some of the books I've written for Scholastic Education's Literacy Place for the Early Years (K-3) and Moving Up with Literacy Place (4-6) programs, please go to their website here.
If you want to get in touch, you can find out how at Contact Me.