News and Events

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010


Hope some of you can drop by

Sept. 18th

Book Event 1-4

Deer Lake Art Gallery Offices, Burnaby

Sept. 30th

Vancouver Public Library South Hill Branch

1:30-2:30 – author reading

Oct. 1 & 2nd

VCon – Vancouver’s Science Fiction Convention

Oct. 8th

McGill Branch Burnaby Library

7-8 pm – author reading

How I Spent My Summer

Finishing Grim Hill Book 5!!! – more news on this soon

Staying in an old hotel in Oregon for a mystery writers’ workshop and a writing retreat – check out the picture – kind of spooky don’t you think?

Babysitting Belle – my mom’s dog – cute huh?


June 2010

What a writing/school year! Last fall began with more mind boggling nominations for Grim Hill, and lots of new exciting adventures visiting libraries and schools.

SILVER BIRCH NOMINATION: The first time my book was nominated for the Silver Birch, I clearly remember thinking I should soak it all up, the chances of this ever happening again were impossible. So imagine my glee to return to Toronto, and this time to also have the opportunity to visit schools and libraries and meet so many delightful readers.

The first stop was at St. Clements School, and what a wonderful warm welcome I received!

The next morning’s stop was at St. Martha School where the students swapped the most bone-chilling Halloween stories I’d ever heard. Stephen King look out, I definitely see your future competition.

The next stops included the Milton Sports Complex and Oshawa Public Library. In both these events I met the most supportive library staff. I can’t believe how devoted everyone was to making reading an amazing event. The actual Forest of Reading Festival of Trees was like being a star in a rock concert! My final stop was at Durham Sport’s Complex where hundreds of children attended – it was quite the luncheon. When I left Toronto, my head was spinning, and I’m still grinning thinking about it all.



The Kootenay Red Cedar visit was incredible. Such a scenic area of British Columbia, and I envied the students I met living in such beautiful towns with wonderful landscapes. It was not surprising to hear the students talk about all the sports they’re involved in – skiing, snow-boarding, hockey, rugby, baseball and of course, soccer!

I just received this in the mail from Red Cedar readers I’d visited in Fernie. It was so awesome to get the card, and I’m definitely hanging these two decorations on my Christmas tree.