I've seen the final illustrations for my new book, Different? Same! and they're incredible (but you'll have to wait a little longer to see them)! Thanks to Pippa Curnick.  This is a non-fiction picture book - educational, interactive and lots of fun (I hope!) Not sure yet the official release date. Stay Tuned.

Reading Lights of Vancouver

Yaay!  Stop Thief! was chosen to be posted on one of the street lamps of Vancouver.  It's a project started by the Vancouver Public Library to promote reading and BC authors.  If you've never been to the VPL, it's worth a trip there.  Get lost in the books.  You won't regret it!  I'll post a picture when the plaque is up.  Thanks Vancouver Public Library!

Blue Spruce Finalist!

Stop Thief! is a finalist for the Ontario Library Associations Forest of Reading Award!  Winner announced in May.  What an honour to be nominated.  If you live in Ontario, don't forget to vote! 

Book Tour

This post took awhile, but I am back from my book tour across Southern BC.  Thanks to all the 10 schools and the Revelstoke Public Library that hosted us.  I had such a good time talking with over 700 great elementary school students and many teachers and principals as well.  If any of you are reading this, send me a line (or a picture you created).  I'd love to hear from you. 

Come see me in Revelstoke, April 21

I'll be touring BC at the end of April and would love to meet you in Revelstoke at the public library, April 21 at 7pm!  I'll be there along with Kevin Chong, author of Northern Dancer:The Horse that Inspired a Nation.  

Award Finalist!!

Exciting news this week!!  Stop Thief! is a finalist for the Christie Harris Children's LIterature Prize!  Winner (5 finalists) will be announced at a Gala on April 25 (my anniversary - yaaay!) 

Sands Secondary

Had a great visit with the creative writing students of Sands Secondary today.  Loved talking to such a creative and enthusiastic group of students.  Thanks all of you for making my visit so much fun.  Keep writing and I hope I'll get to visit you again someday!

My visit to Langley Fundamental...

Today I spent the day talking to six groups of students between kindergarten and grade 5 at Langley Fundamental Elementary School.  What a super group of kids!  Thanks so much to the teachers and staff for inviting me and thanks to all the terrific students who took part in my sessions and made my day so enjoyable!

Welcome to my new website

Thanks for visiting my new website.  Now head off to the bookstore and check out my latest book, Stop Thief!  illustrated by brilliant artist, Pierre Pratt!  Then come back and tell me what you think!