Writers Helping Writers

I've been writing books for over 25 years, and it's still great fun. But for a long time now, I've been wanting to get involved in the illustration side of publishing too. This year it looks to be happening -- finally. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of his fun, historical story called The Day the Pirates Went Mad (an Emma Sharpe Adventure), writer, Trevor Atkins (Visit his Facebook page) has a special promotion happening and asked me to sketch a few of the ship's company. Trevor's site is fabulous, complete with games, behind the scenes information, reviews, and much more. To check out the entire pirate crew, click here

Thanks so much for this opportunity, Trevor. I look forward to reading The Day the Pirates Went Mad.

7 Books for Kids Who Love                  Hockey!

And Isobel is at the top of this prestigious list. Thank you

 Cottage Life Magazine.


Look at this -- it's been 11 years since Cheat was first published, and it's a bestseller! Over the years, I have written 10 books for Orca's hi-lo Soundings and Current imprints, and I couldn't be more proud. This is a literacy program that aims to turn non-readers into readers -- and it gets results.

It's Here!
The Bridge of Whispers

Pick up a copy at your local bookstore.


The Seer Trilogy Newsletter

Since the publication of The Druid and the Dragon last October, I have been emailing a newsletter to interested readers on the 15th of each month. The newsletter includes trivia, a blog, announcements, updates, reviews, a character of the month, and assorted bits of fun. Sign up is easy. Just go to my contact page (It's listed under the About dropdown in the menu), write newsletter in the subject box, and provide me with your name and email in the body. That's it!

This month we're having a bit of fun imagining The Druid and the Dragon as a movie.

I've Been Interviewed

I was recently interviewed by NF Reads. The interview is up on their website -- everything from what inspires me, to bad reviews, and what's up next. 

Click here to read the review.

Cabin Girl Goes to Denmark

In 2017 Orca Book Publishers sold Cabin Girl to Bibliodan, a Danish publisher, but only yesterday did I see the cover on the Internet. I should be receiving my copy soon.

Kudos for Isobel!
Even though Isobel's Stanley Cup (Crwth Press) isn't a year old yet, it --
  • is included in the 2019 spring edition of Best Books for Kids and Teens 
  • has been featured in articles in Quill & Quire and the Vancouver Sun
  • has toured schools and libraries in Ottawa and London, Ontario
  • is on the BC Summer Reading Club 2019 list
  • is on the Canada Day 2019 Children's Fiction List created by Surrey, BC libraries
  • is included in Resource Links Highlights: Summer Reading for Sports Enthusiasts
  • AND it's in Katelyn's book bag.
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