Webinar: The Joys (and Challenges) of Children’s Nonfiction

I’m really excited to host a chat with Wanda Taylor and Whitney Moran for the Creative Nonfiction Collective this Saturday, April 22nd at 130 p.m. Atlantic/230 p.m. Easter/1030 a.m. Pacific. A recording will be available for one month. FREE for CNFC members – register here! Not a member yet? Why not?! It’s a great organizationContinue reading “Webinar: The Joys (and Challenges) of Children’s Nonfiction”

Upcoming Building Community Zoom Session

This winter’s Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia Taking Care of Business is a super-sized crash course in the creative writing world, offering 6 professional development sessions for a single low price! Whether you attend just one session or all six, you’ll get tips for literary success from industry insiders and benefit from behind-the-scenes demystification ofContinue reading “Upcoming Building Community Zoom Session”

Holiday Book Fundraiser!

This holiday season, I’m putting my books on sale – only $20 CAD each – and $5 from every aviation book sold will go directly to the Canadian Aviation Historical Society! So if you’re looking for a signed and personalized gift idea for readers from 3 to 103, send me a note. And of course,Continue reading “Holiday Book Fundraiser!”

Alis the Aviator now available through Storytime Trail

I’m really excited that One World Schoolhouse Foundation selected Alis the Aviator as one of its STEM titles to feature in its new batch of Storytime Trails. Take your literacy lesson and students for a walk! Our interactive outdoor book walk program features 24 English and 3 French diverse stories by Canadian authors on essential issues. Support your CRRPContinue reading “Alis the Aviator now available through Storytime Trail”

Happy 100th Birthday, Warren Smith!

It was an absolute honour to work with Warren and his family in 2015-16 on what would become The Inventive Life of Warren Smith. We spent many beautiful afternoons pouring over photo albums, and eating the muffins I would bring for us to snack on. We recorded his experiences growing up in Edmonton, his strugglesContinue reading “Happy 100th Birthday, Warren Smith!”