Freddie the Flyer – Cover Reveal!

I’m so excited to share the cover of Freddie! It’s been really hard to wait to share this incredible marriage of Audrea Loreen-Wulf’s artistic rendering of the Western Arctic in winter – full of dreamy blues and Fred’s own childhood dreams of flying. And we get to do it on Fred’s 88th birthday! (Happy birthday,Continue reading “Freddie the Flyer – Cover Reveal!”

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”

PD Series: Creating, Running, and Elevating Writing Groups

Excited to offer this virtually through the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia! Only 12 spots so we can be up close and interactive! Writing groups can encourage you, promote you, and really improve your craft—if they’re done well. Join this intimate, interactive, and inclusive three-session professional development series to learn best practices around creating orContinue reading “PD Series: Creating, Running, and Elevating Writing Groups”

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!”

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!”