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What would you have been in Ancient China?

Try the new Quiz! Find out what you would have been in Ancient China

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CBC Ontario morning Interview

I’m was delighted to talk with Wei Chen — listen for the interview around the half way point. 🙂 http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ontariomorning_20131217_33316.mp3 You can also find it here

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Status Update in Frontenac This Week

Ah, Kingston, I’m feeling the love! Kingston This Week did a nice feature (and you’ll see the cover of my next book — Status Update hadn’t arrived for the photo shoot). You can also find a great article on Kingston Region.

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Warriors and Wailers Nominated for Silver Birch Award!

I’m thrilled to announce that Warriors and Wailers: One Hundred Ancient Chinese Jobs You Might Have Relished or Reviled is nominated for the non-fiction Silver Birch Award! I love you libraries!   Don’t forget to check out the book’s free game — perfect for classrooms.

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Kingston WritersFest or photobombing Atwood

I had a blast at the Kingston Writersfest and really enjoyed moderating “In Other Worlds” with Margaret Atwood, Madeline Ashby, and Corey Redekop! We talked a surprising amount about cannibalism and everyone managed to keep their lunches down (good job audience!).  I also loved moderating the panel “Love and the Mess We’re In” with Stephen […]

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TD Book Week — My adventures in Arviat, Nunavut

I’m in Arviat right now, waiting to hear if the one flight out of here is cancelled or not, due to the snow storm that suddenly blew in this morning. At an hour before my flight, I’ve arrived much too early at the airport (the pilot hasn’t even arrived yet), but much of life in […]

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The Stone Hatchling Named in “First and Best List” by to the Toronto Public Library

The Stone Hatchlings was chosen by the Toronto Public Library as one of 2012’s First and Best Books for children!  (Image courtesy of the Toronto Star)

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Book Trailers from kids in Japan!

Check out the amazing trailers created by kids for Flock of Shoes and Dogs Don’t Eat Jam. I love them!  

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Warriors and Wailers Book Launch

We’re going to have an awesome time at the up-and-coming Warriors book launch. Held at Rideau Public School, there will be cake, crafts,  and book signings! What better way to celebrate the year of the dragon? (First slice to the person who guesses what the cake will look like!)  Warriors and Wailers Book Launch  This […]

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Blue Spruce, Quill and Quire, and Warriors

A quick update on everything that’s been happening lately! A Flock of Shoes has been nominated for the Blue Spruce Award, which is of course, hugely exciting. Just the thought of all those kids reading A Flock of Shoes gives me shivers of delight. Dogs Don’t Eat Jam and Other Things Big Kids Know just […]

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