I’ll be reading at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival on Sunday, September 18th, in the Young Adult venue, at 1:30, with Scott Chantler and Natale Ghent. Then we’ll sign books and answer questions at The Bookshelf outside Jenny’s Place.
I’m hoping I’ll also get to hear the second set of readings at [...]Continue Reading →
Yesterday on BookMadam, I rolled around in gasoline, and then lit a match. Felt kind of tingly.
I both regret the way I said what I said, and I’m glad it happened anyway, because there’s more progress to be gained from speaking, even if it’s completely unsightly and feels, as the BookMadam herself put [...]Continue Reading →
I’ve finally started going through my Ethiopia notebooks from this summer. I’m going to start posting photos and notes, from the profound to the inane, as I come across them. Here’s one from the second category, from the flight over:
KLM keeps you eating and eating and eating on long flights. I had 2 [...]Continue Reading →
I’ve saved my Halloweeniest character from my very Halloweeny novel-in-progress for last:
Poor Claudia. She’s got a pencil, a camera, and dark circles under her eyes from staying up late, watching too many of her mother’s horror movies. Or maybe they’re just the outward manifestation of her tortured soul. Her mom’s skipped [...]Continue Reading →
The third in a small series of character drawings I’ve been doing this week, based on my middle grade novel-in-progress.
Todd is a guy who’s got it all together. Chess club. Hall monitor. And his combat rating in Lords of the Dark Side is a 15. 15! So why’s his very extremely secret [...]Continue Reading →
Here’s another character sketch from my middle grade novel-in-progress. I really don’t know what I’m going to do with these, if anything, but right now just working on them is re-invigorating me with a sense of purpose as far as my writing goes… so I’m going to keep drawing.
Don’t be swayed by [...]Continue Reading →
The characters of my Middle Grade novel-in-progress look like cartoon characters to me in my mind, at least 60% of the time. So today, I thought, why fight it? And I spent most of my “writing” time drawing. I’ve missed drawing.
This is “the best friend” character.Continue Reading →
Something that’s come as a bit of a surprise to me is that one of the best audiences for my writing is guys. It’s a surprise because even while writing the novels, I knew that guys would never be a primary market for the books, because the books are about girls. And it’s well documented, [...]Continue Reading →
Montrealers, on Wednesday, Oct. 27th at 7 p.m., please join me and local children’s book authors Nancy Gow, Jennifer Lloyd, P.J. Bracegirdle and Alan Silberberg, as well as local children’s book illustrators Susan Mitchell and Yayo (Diego Herrera) for an early-evening-style book par-tay.
This is a live, in person, [...]Continue Reading →