Kids make a book

I have just had the honour of launching two books, both written and illustrated by Grade 3 & 4 kids at Casino Public School. This was an exceptional experience, working with kids over three sessions to create a book, start to finish. The kids were endlessly...

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6 Ways To Get Kids Excited About Creative Writing

A year ago, I visited a Grade 4 classroom to run a writing workshop. I started the workshop by asking the kids who liked writing. It was one of those schools where just about every kid threw up their hand. But there was one boy,...

4 Things To Know About Writing For Children

Everyone has a favourite picture book, right? A book that got into their bones when they were really young, and stayed there. Or maybe it’s a new book you’ve fallen in love with, when reading to your little ones. Falling in love with, or rediscovering...

Your Creative Year

Hello. Well. 2019. What do you have in store for us, I wonder? I spent New Year’s Eve writing. Eight straight hours. Write, write, write. I worked on my middle grade manuscript the first two weeks of January, and spent the rest of the month...

Publishing opportunity for young writers

One of the most common questions I get on school visits is: 'How can I get my story published?' There are a few options, and I will explore these in another blog post. But my daughter and I had a thought that we could make our own...

podcasts for children's authors

6 Podcasts For Children’s Authors

I'm a runner. Not one of those hardcore type runners, who race and all that. I am someone who puddles along country lanes, oxygynating myself. And to be honest, one of the main reasons I run is so I have an excuse to listen to...

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The Happy Author

Sometimes, I have to pinch myself. I get to write for kids. I also spend a lot of work hours hanging out with kids, making stories. I have six books coming out this year, and more in production. It's a dream job, and a dream...