Wednesday, January 11, 2017

OLA Signing/Appearance Schedule


The Ontario Library Association Superconference is always a highlight on my calendar.

This year, I'll be busy busy busy!

Thursday, Feb 2:

Scholastic booth -   11 amsigning copies of Deck the Halls  


Orca booth - 2:30 pm - signing copies of You Can Read, Dirk Daring, Secret Agent, and Let Sleeping Dogs Lie


Friday, Feb 3:

Forest of Reading Breakfast - 8 am

Canscaip Forest of Reading Launch - 10:30-11-30

DK Books - 12 pm - Poster signing for Our Great Prime Ministers

Hope to see you there!





Thursday, January 5, 2017

Looking ahead to Superconference - Woot!

The Ontario Library Association Superconference is always a highlight on my calendar.

This year, I'll be signing copies of Deck the Halls at the Scholastic booth on Thursday, Feb. 2.



I'll also be signing copies of You Can Read at the Orca booth that same day.



And if you just want to say hi, I'll be at the Forest of Reading Breakfast bright and early on Friday, Feb 3, talking about Worms for Breakfast and Everything: Space, which are both shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award. Expect me to be a bit overexcited, but sleepy-eyed!



Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Coming soon to a bookshelf near you!!

My latest picture book, You Can Read, will be published by Orca later this month. You can preorder it now at your fave indy bookstore (I'm partial to The Bookkeeper, Mable's Fables, Blue Heron Books and Ella Minnow, among others). It celebrates both literacy and life, and is a very funny. ;)

I'll be signing copies at the Ontario Library Association Superconference at the Orca Booth on Thursday, Feb 2. Come by, say hi, and get a book!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Eureka!


Hooray for Monsters - and California.

I recently learned that Monster Science has been given a Eureka Silver Honor from the California Reading Association.

Thanks, California!


Friday, December 2, 2016

Porcupine on Parade



Lovely to learn that the gang from A Porcupine in a Pine Tree had a featured spot in the Toronto Santa Claus Parade this year!

Here's the photo of the adorable Indigo/Chapters float:


Thanks to the folks at Indigo, and to CTV for taking the vid! (And to Debbie Ohi, author and illustrator extraordinaire of Where are My Books? who snagged the screenshot!)


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CANSCAIP'S amazing PYI conference is this weekend!

I'll be speaking about nonfiction how-tos!


I'm giving the inside scoop on nonfiction at  the Packaging Your Imagination Conference this weekend.  You'll also get to meet outstanding industry professionals like Jacqueline GuestAshley SpiresWallace EdwardsSuzanne Sutherland, and Christie Harkin. You really want to be there. Saturday, November 19, 2016.

Here are the deets:

PACKAGING YOUR IMAGINATION (PYI)
#PYI2016

WHAT'S AT PYI THIS YEAR?
  • Choose from a dozen sessions, including three Master Classes and our popular panel of publishers and agents
  • Terrific NEW location in the heart of downtown Toronto--close to subway, hotels, restaurants, theatres, museums, shopping...and more! 
  • Two keynotes: Ashley Spires and David Booth
  • One-to-One evaluation of your manuscript, illustration portfolio or author website/social media (additional fee)
YOUR PYI REGISTRATION INCLUDES:
  • Full day of PYI sessions and keynotes for $195 (scroll down for our fantastic line-up of sessions and speakers)
  • Sandwich lunch
  • Coffee, juice and snacks served all day between sessions 
ONE-TO-ONE EVALUATIONS
  • Add a One-to-One evaluation of your manuscript OR your author website/social media for $75 (you must also register for PYI for this option)

I'm pleased to be presenting:

Non-Fiction Truths: How to Plan, Pitch and Promote Your Nonfiction Project

Writing successful nonfiction requires plenty of research - and that's even before you begin the project! In this hard-nosed, nuts-and-bolts session, you'll get a step-by-step guide to how to take your idea from "Should I?"  to Sold. Learn how to Evaluate and Structure Your Idea, Do an Effective Market Comparison, Create a Clear, Complete  Proposal and Craft a Winning Cover Letter. Plus an up-to-the-minute look at the contemporary nonfiction market and how to target and evaluate potential customers, both in Canada and the US.



The Conference will take place at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute in Toronto.  See you there!

The Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
is located in downtown Toronto

Monday, November 14, 2016

Packaging Your Imagination is THIS WEEKEND!

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Come to Toronto - yes, it's worth the trip  - to get the lowdown on everything kidlit!

I'll be speaking on Nonfiction:

Non-Fiction Truths: How to Plan, Pitch and Promote Your Nonfiction Project

Writing successful nonfiction requires plenty of research - and that's even before you begin the project! In this hard-nosed, nuts-and-bolts session, you'll get a step-by-step guide to how to take your idea from "Should I?"  to Sold. Learn how to Evaluate and Structure Your Idea, Do an Effective Market Comparison, Create a Clear, Complete  Proposal and Craft a Winning Cover Letter. Plus an up-to-the-minute look at the contemporary nonfiction market and how to target and evaluate potential customers, both in Canada and the US.


There are lots of other great speakers!!! I can't wait to sit in on all their sessions. For deets and registration info, go to Packaging Your Imagination.

See ya there!

Because: Science!

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