Glowing Booklist Review of Freddie!

Freddie the Flyer.By Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail and Fred Carmichael. Illus. by Audrea Loreen-WulfOct. 2023. 32p. Tundra, $17.99 USD (9781774880807). Gr. 1–3. 629.13092 The story of an Indigenous boy who dreamed of taking to the sky unfolds across the year in thispicture-book biography that draws on Gwich’in and Inuvialuqtun languages, the power of an unshakeable passion, and,Continue reading “Glowing Booklist Review of Freddie!”

School Library Journal Dialog Day: They Dreamed Big

In exactly one month I get to take part in this amazing day of virtual sessions for librarians and educators being put on by the School Library Journal! And the special guest speaker is the famous Texan actor/director Matthew McConaughey himself. AND there are a ton of other authors and illustrators I love like GeorgeContinue reading “School Library Journal Dialog Day: They Dreamed Big”

Halifax Kids’ Day – November 4, 2023

Save the date! I’m so excited to be part of Afterwords Literary Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia this fall! Come join us on Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 1-4pm at the Halifax Central Library for this FREE event with a dozen children’s book authors from the region and beyond. There will be activities, snacks, storytimes,Continue reading “Halifax Kids’ Day – November 4, 2023”

Creating, Joining, and Elevating Writing Groups

I went out on a limb this spring and taught a brand new workshop called Creating, Joining, and Elevating Writing Groups and I LOVED it. We’ll probably offer it again through the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia, but I would really enjoy sharing it with other organizations as a webinar, virtual workshop, or in-person sessionContinue reading “Creating, Joining, and Elevating Writing Groups”

Spring/Summer Classes and Summer Camps

I just wrapped up a three-session online interactive workshop called Creating, Joining and Elevating Writing Groups for the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia. I’m so glad I got to work with this group of 12 writers from the province! There were novice writers up to multi-published ones, and we’d all had varied levels of experienceContinue reading “Spring/Summer Classes and Summer Camps”

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”