Kickstarter is launched for kid’s book!

For the next two weeks, I’m inviting backers to support my first Kickstarter campaign for my debut chapter book aimed at 7 to 9-year-old readers! To learn more about Fever on the Forgotten Coast, please visit my Kickstarter project page where you’ll find a video, information, and all the fun rewards levels I cooked up.Continue reading “Kickstarter is launched for kid’s book!”

Glowing Booklist Review of Freddie!

Freddie the Flyer.By Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail and Fred Carmichael. Illus. by Audrea Loreen-WulfOct. 2023. 32p. Tundra, $17.99 USD (9781774880807). Gr. 1–3. 629.13092 The story of an Indigenous boy who dreamed of taking to the sky unfolds across the year in thispicture-book biography that draws on Gwich’in and Inuvialuqtun languages, the power of an unshakeable passion, and,Continue reading “Glowing Booklist Review of Freddie!”

School Library Journal Dialog Day: They Dreamed Big

In exactly one month I get to take part in this amazing day of virtual sessions for librarians and educators being put on by the School Library Journal! And the special guest speaker is the famous Texan actor/director Matthew McConaughey himself. AND there are a ton of other authors and illustrators I love like GeorgeContinue reading “School Library Journal Dialog Day: They Dreamed Big”

Halifax Kids’ Day – November 4, 2023

Save the date! I’m so excited to be part of Afterwords Literary Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia this fall! Come join us on Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 1-4pm at the Halifax Central Library for this FREE event with a dozen children’s book authors from the region and beyond. There will be activities, snacks, storytimes,Continue reading “Halifax Kids’ Day – November 4, 2023”

Pre-Order Info for Freddie the Flyer

With all the wonderful media interest (print! radio! en francais!) in the book, we have been getting orders for copies already – even though it doesn’t come out until late October. You can always pre-order through your favourite online or bricks and mortar stores (like Amazon and Chapters-Indigo). We highly recommend independent bookstores in yourContinue reading “Pre-Order Info for Freddie the Flyer”

Creating, Joining, and Elevating Writing Groups

I went out on a limb this spring and taught a brand new workshop called Creating, Joining, and Elevating Writing Groups and I LOVED it. We’ll probably offer it again through the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia, but I would really enjoy sharing it with other organizations as a webinar, virtual workshop, or in-person sessionContinue reading “Creating, Joining, and Elevating Writing Groups”

Spring/Summer Classes and Summer Camps

I just wrapped up a three-session online interactive workshop called Creating, Joining and Elevating Writing Groups for the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia. I’m so glad I got to work with this group of 12 writers from the province! There were novice writers up to multi-published ones, and we’d all had varied levels of experienceContinue reading “Spring/Summer Classes and Summer Camps”