Author Archive

A Grim Tale: Curse of the Doubloons is now up on the website!

Monday, July 17th, 2017


The full version of the Curse of the Doubloons is now up. This is a thank you to Grim Hill readers and hopefully a tempting taste of the Grim Hill stories for newer readers.

Exciting Book Launches for Carnival of Secrets!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016


My new publisher Wandering Fox is set to release Grim Hill: Forest of Secrets and Carnival of Secrets on October 31st 2016 (how fitting). In celebration, I’ll be launching Carnival of Secrets at Book Warehouse, 4118 Main Street, Vancouver, at 7:00. If you’re in the neighbourhood, please join me!!

Also, I’ll be visiting Richmond Public Library,100 – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC. November 22nd, from 4-5. I’ll be doing a writing presentation for aspiring writers. Everyone is welcome!

Then, November 30th, I’ll be at Bookfes in Maple Ridge.
Quite the exciting month!

Exciting News!!!

Monday, August 24th, 2015


The Secret of Grim Hill has a wonderful new publisher. This fall, October 2015 Heritage Books under the imprint of Wandering Fox will publish The Secret of Grim Hill! More books will follow with books two, three and four coming out in the spring of 2016 and books five and six coming out in the fall of 2016. The books will be available in Canada and the U.S. and be much more accessible for readers, teachers and librarians.
Spread the word.


Monday, September 22nd, 2014


I love this illustration from the Korean edition of Grim Hill.
Speaking of Grim Hill, I will be attending these upcoming events in October.

October 3rd, 4th & 5th VCON – Vancouver’s Science Fiction Convention — where I’ll be on various panels and helping out in the Writers’ Workshop.

I’m delighted to be presenting at the Junior Writers’ Conference in Richmond October 18th –

I’ll also be attending the BC Library Teacher Association’s 75th Gala on October 23rd.

Lots to look forward to!

A Special Promotion for Grim Hill: The Secret Deepens

Monday, May 12th, 2014


If you’ve missed book two from the series, there’s a special promotion right now.

From May 11-June 11th the EBook for Grim Hill” The Secret Deepens is available for 99 cents! It’s available on Amazon and KOBO. And because the first book, “The Secret of Grim Hill” has been selling well with it’s promotion, I’ll keep it at the discount price for a little while longer.

Carnival of Secrets Available in Print

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

GrimHill6_color1_title - Copy

Grim Hill: Carnival of Secrets is now available in paperback print and EBook:
EBooks are available on Kindle and Kobo
Print Books can be purchased on
Librarians, teacher librarians and bookstores can order them discounted through Ingrams

Grim Hill 6 cover and blurb

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Grim Hill: Carnival of Secrets is almost ready!!
Here is the cover and the cover blurb:
GrimHill6_color1_title - Copy In this thrilling Grim Hill climax, Cat has lost everything she holds dear. Sookie has gone over to dark magic and is a diabolical threat. A sinister carnival has crept into town and has everyone under its thrall. Only Cat’s fairy friend Lea thinks there might be a sliver of hope that all the harm can be undone. But even she quakes at the danger. Still, Cat is determined to do whatever it takes, except this time even the gang isn’t prepared for the most harrowing adventure of all. Has Cat gone too far?

EBook:The Secret of Grim Hill $1.99

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Happy Halloween everyone!
The Secret of Grim Hill is on Kindle Nation this week:

Grim Hill books and Carnival of Secrets

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Grim Hill Six, Carnival of Secrets is now under the expert design of Tammy Desnoyers – Tammy Design; She designed the print layout of the other Grim Hill books, and I’m excited she’s on board. In the meantime, I’ve reissued the electronic versions of the other five Grim Hill books on Kobo and Amazon. I’m also getting those books ready for print on demand. Be sure to check out my blog if you want more details.

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Yes I know. I left book five on a terrible cliff hanger. Oh what is to happen to Cat and Sookie and their spooky lives in Grim Hill??

The sixth book, Carnival of Secrets, was well under way before the publisher had to pull out.Over the past year I have had all the Grim Hill rights returned, so that means I will be able to make the books available electronically, and after that in print.
Also it means Carnival of Secrets is once again under way. If you want to check its progress and hear about new updates, please check out my blog.
There might even be a sneak preview of the next cover!