Freddie Shortlisted for Hackmatack Award!

It’s been so hard keeping this a secret!! I’m honoured and excited to share that Freddie the Flyer has been shortlisted for next year’s Hackmatack Award in the English non-fiction category. It’s amazing that kids in Atlantic Canada from grades 4, 5 and 6 will have the chance to read all these shortlisted books overContinue reading “Freddie Shortlisted for Hackmatack Award!”

Freddie the Flyer WINS Readers’ Choice Award!

What a night! I’m still processing Freddie the Flyer winning the inaugural Atlantic Book Awards – Readers’ Choice Awards… Thanks everyone for your incredible support the past few weeks!! Go #TeamFreddie! I kind of blacked out from nerves and excitement when I got up to accept the award, and didn’t have any remarks written down,Continue reading “Freddie the Flyer WINS Readers’ Choice Award!”

Donate to a great cause for a chance to win!

I decided to create a fun little way to encourage donations to the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia’s 2024 WRITING RUMBLE on March 21. The $$ will go to the Charles Saunders Prize, which supports emerging authors working on speculative fiction or nonfiction. Priority is given to writers from marginalized communities. For every $10 youContinue reading “Donate to a great cause for a chance to win!”

Celebrate National Aviation Day with me at Woozles!

Please come join me on Saturday, March 2 (please note new date!) from 2pm – 4pm at Woozles Children’s Bookstore (6013 Shirley St, Halifax) to celebrate National Aviation Day. My popular and critically-acclaimed picture books, Freddie the Flyer and Alis the Aviator, feature pioneering Canadian Indigenous aviators and I’d love to share them with you! It willContinue reading “Celebrate National Aviation Day with me at Woozles!”

Happy World Read Aloud Day!

Happy World Read Aloud Day! Speaking of reading aloud, I burst into happy tears when my publisher shared this news yesterday: Two hundred Grade 3 students from across the Winnipeg School Division gathered at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada to kick off “I Love to Read” month recently. Kimberly Ballantyne, the first IndigenousContinue reading “Happy World Read Aloud Day!”

Freddie part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!

It’s been so hard to sit on this amazing news, but Freddie the Flyer is part of Dolly Parton’s 2024 Imagination Library for Canada!!! EEEEK! When I first got the news while cooking dinner for the family a couple of months ago, I squealed loudly and immediately teared up. I still feel like this today.Continue reading “Freddie part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!”

Book me for Canadian Children’s Book Week!

Canadian Children’s Book Week is open for bookings until February 2, 2024. Cape Breton teachers and librarians, the CCBC will be sending me your way in late April/early May to do author visits. These are subsidized by the CCBC so your costs will be minimal. Folks in other parts of Canada, I *may* be allowedContinue reading “Book me for Canadian Children’s Book Week!”