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An Interview on Side-Writing

Ever since I first heard Erin Nuttall read from her works-in-progress during our time together at…

Upcoming Talks

CANSCAIP Monthly Membership Meeting: Panel Discussion In a virtual meeting for CANSCAIP Members and Friends across Canada, I’ll…

Cover Reveal: Sour Cakes

It’s cover reveal day! I’m thrilled to share the cover of my debut picture book Sour…

My Interview on Cabin Tales

Last year, author Catherine Austen began a spooky new podcast for kids and adults called Cabin…

New Book Deal: My Third Picture Book

This week, I signed a contract for my third picture book! I’d like to share all…

Writer’s Block

No one wants to visit writer’s block. But it happens, especially after months and months of…

New Writing Space, New Beginning

My writing space has been in transition for three years as I’ve moved from home to…

Cabin Tales: A Spooky Podcast for Kids

It was great fun to be part of Cabin Tales, a spooky new podcast for kids…

Kan’t Draw Komics: Happiness is…

A global pandemic. Self-isolation. Health worries. No work. Too much work. Unsafe work. Unsafe streets. Blatant…

New Book Deal: My Second Picture Book

A year ago, I announced my debut picture book – a story of two siblings told…

Agent News

Although our world is horribly out of sorts right now, I’d like to share some happy…

Profile of Soyeon Kim

I’m excited to share my profile of the talented Soyoen Kim in the CANSCAIP NEWS Spring…

Upcoming Talk: SCBWI Canada East Art of Story

I’m thrilled and honoured to be included as faculty at the upcoming SCBWI Canada East Art…

My MFA Journey (the Final Chapter)

Note: I’ve been writing about my journey during my MFA at the Vermont College of Fine…

My MFA Journey (Part 8)

Note: I’ve been writing about my journey during my MFA at the Vermont College of Fine…

Kan’t Draw Komics: My Precious

Who needs to hoard gold? Dragons have it all wrong. My latest comic… I’ve been having…

Join us for a Hi-Lo Author Panel

On Saturday, September 28, I’ll be at Chapters Scarborough for a hi-lo author panel with these…

My MFA Journey (Part 7)

Note: I’ve been writing about my journey during my MFA at the Vermont College of Fine…

How to Revise a Picture Book (Part 2)

During my MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults at the Vermont College of Fine…

My MFA Journey (Part 6)

Note: I’ve been writing about my journey during my MFA at the Vermont College of Fine…

Even More Kan’t Draw Komics

I’ve been having fun drawing my Kan’t Draw Komics, which I started because I’m a terrible artist.…

New Book Deal: My Debut Picture Book

I’m thrilled to announce that I just signed a contract with Owlkids Books for my debut…

How to Revise a Picture Book (Part 1)

As one of my many explorations during my MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults…

More Kan’t Draw Komics

I recently started Kan’t Draw Komics, and you can read my first one here. Since I…

Kan’t Draw Komics

I’ve always been a terrible artist, and here’s a story to prove it. In grade one,…