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Guess what! There is now a free teachers’ guide for Isobel’s Stanley Cup. Click here to download.

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As a former teacher myself, I know how difficult it is to find time to prep new units — no matter how much you want to. Well, the work has been done for you. Click on the link above to get your free downloadable teachers’ guide for Isobel’s Stanley Cup and share the fun of this feel good story with your entire class.

Isobel has been reviewed in CM Magazine. 5/5 stars! The reviewer, Ruth Latta, says, “I hope that this tiny, perfect, uniquely Canadian novel will turn up under many Christmas trees this December.” ME TOO! Click here to read the whole review.

First Review is in There Will Be Books, and it’s a good one. Click here to read it.

I’ve been interviewed! 

Click here to see my thoughts on writing this book.

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All 9-year-old Isobel Harkness wants is to play hockey with her brothers. But her father doesn't think hockey is a suitable activity for girls. Isobel must find a way to live her dream without disobeying her father.

Available in bookstores October 1st, 2018.

Pre-order from Crwth Press or Amazon.ca.

  BOOK LAUNCH!! -- Readings, prizes, entertainment -- and books!    October 1st -- from 7 pm to 9:30 pm     Victoria Event Centre    1415 Broad Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2B2   Hope to see you there!

BOOK LAUNCH!! -- Readings, prizes, entertainment -- and books!

October 1st -- from 7 pm to 9:30 pm

Victoria Event Centre

1415 Broad Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2B2

Hope to see you there!

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Victoria Book Launch

Thanks, Karen Autio, for sharing your photo.

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You Could Win!

At each of my launches for ISOBEL'S STANLEY CUP, I shall be holding draws for prints of this painting—Vintage Skates. I'll even sign your print -- and your book too.

1st Launch -- October 1st, 2018 (7 pm - 9:30 pm) at the Victoria Events Centre, Victoria, BC

2nd Launch -- October 6th, 2018 (11 am - 1:30 pm) at the Nanaimo Ice Centre in Nanaimo, BC

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The Books Are in the Building!

It’s always cause for celebration when the new books arrive. Though I’ve read the story a hundred times, pored over the page proofs, and seen the cover, holding that book in my hands and paging through it is different somehow. This particular book is more special than most, because I have been waiting for it for so long. At one point, I wasn’t sure it was ever going to get published. But here it is.

And now I’m anxious to show it off. Please join me at the Crwth Press book launch on October 1st, and let me share my excitement — and the book.

 In addition to a signed book, you could win a painting of vintage skates!

In addition to a signed book, you could win a painting of vintage skates!

 At the Nanaimo Ice Centre. Great fun! Thanks to everyone who came out, and thanks also to Shari Green for snapping this photo.

At the Nanaimo Ice Centre. Great fun! Thanks to everyone who came out, and thanks also to Shari Green for snapping this photo.