Thank you so much to APTN journalist Karli Zschogner for creating this gorgeous video featuring Fred and Miki in their home and hangar along with: Karli also created an article featuring some lovely photos as well! Click here to read it.
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! 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!”
We just had a weekend-long snowstorm here in Nova Scotia, and I know a lot of people are looking ahead to summer. So what a perfect time to hear that Freddie the Flyer will be part of TD Summer Reading Club 2024! The theme this year is “To the Stars” and I’m so pleased thatContinue reading “TD Summer Reading Club 2024 picks Freddie!”
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!”
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!”
What a trip!!! It took me a couple of weeks to process the epic launch journey for Freddie the Flyer last month. From KidsFest / Afterwords in Halifax through school, library, and bookstore events in Alberta and the Northwest Territories, I’ve been soaring through the fall (with some turbulence, of course!). Freddie on tour! GettingContinue reading “Freddie’s Fall Flight Recap!”
Want to support a small business/creative entrepreneur this holiday season? Consider buying a signed and personalized book for someone on your list! My new book, Freddie the Flyer, is co-authored with Fred Carmichael the first Indigenous commercial pilot in the Arctic and features stunning artwork by Inuvialuit artist Audrea Loreen-Wulf. It’s getting rave reviews andContinue reading “Books! The Best Holiday Gift.”
I hope to see you at one of these fun events! It will be wonderful to return to Toronto, Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and other parts of Nova Scotia to celebrate Fred, this book, and all our hard work.
Only a few days until Freddie the Flyer’s official birthday, and the positive reviews keep flowing in. I’m so, so grateful for these even as I know not everyone has (or will) connect with this book. As I’ve learned, nothing is for everyone! You know who this book is for? Fred, Miki and I wantedContinue reading “More Love for Freddie!”