Canadian-UK Young Adult Literary Salon

On 7 May 2014, the Canadian High Commission is hosting an event to celebrate Canadian authors of youth fiction living here in the UK. I’m very pleased to be part of the line-up, where I’ll be appearing alongside the wonderful Moira … More

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Happy World Read Aloud Day!

The first Wednesday of March is World Read Aloud Day (not to be confused with World Book Day, which happens annually on the 6th of March and which, I assure you, is every bit as thrilling). World Read Aloud Day is … More

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Blues for Zoey is published today!

Good news everyone: Today is the day Penguin/Razorbill Canada publishes my new novel, Blues For Zoey. Once again, in my valiant and continued battle against categorisation, this book is a departure from everything that preceded it. I’ve done a pair of comic fantasy novels-in-verse … More

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The Creature Department Emerges from its Cave

  At long last, it’s finally here. Ladies and gentlemen and children (of all ages), may I proudly present, THE CREATURE DEPARTMENT. Right now, the book is anxiously clawing its way out of its secret underground lair, dragging its horns … More

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How to Read in Two Languages at Once

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Harbourfront Literature Festival in Hamburg, Germany (i.e. not in  Toronto, which has a Harbourfront Book Fest of its own). Hamburg is a gorgeous city, though I saw little of it apart … More

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