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!”

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!”

My first picture book launches in 2019!

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Alis the Aviator: An ABC Aviation Adventure is coming out with Tundra Books in July 2019 (and is now available for pre-order)! I first drafted the main text in the summer of 2014 after a friend gave me an ABC airplane book for my (then) two-year-old son. ItContinue reading “My first picture book launches in 2019!”

Q&A with Darrel McLeod for Hamilton Review of Books

Darrel J. McLeod is Cree from treaty eight territory in Northern Alberta. After a varied career, including the position of chief negotiator of land claims for the federal government and executive director of education and international affairs with the Assembly of First Nations, he now devotes himself to writing and music in Sooke, B.C. Mamaskatch:Continue reading “Q&A with Darrel McLeod for Hamilton Review of Books”

Review: Mamaskatch

Mamaskatch was an utterly mesmerizing book told in a series of linked vignettes, like the stories the author grew up hearing from his mother. McLeod is honest about the incredibly complex life experiences he had growing up Cree in Alberta in small towns and big cities. He does not shy away from the difficulties heContinue reading “Review: Mamaskatch”

Review: Thou Shalt Do No Murder

Thou Shalt Do No Murder Inuit, Injustice, and the Canadian Arctic Reviewed by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail Thou Shalt Do No Murder: Inuit, Injustice, and the Canadian Arctic by Kenn Harper Nunavut Arctic College Media, 452 pages, $38.95 In 1923, three Inuit men were put on trial at Pond Inlet, on Baffin island, for the killing ofContinue reading “Review: Thou Shalt Do No Murder”