PRE-ORDER NOW Coming Sept. 2019 from Dundurn Press Here it is, the amazing cover for Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet, book … More Introducing Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet …
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Wandered the snowy streets of Toronto today, and came upon this beautiful, fragile image on the street. Heat ascending from … More Beautiful Heat Ascending in the Snow
“The realities of middle school life combined with a creepy mystery adventure story make Alex and the Other a fun and fast-paced … More CM Magazine Recommends Alex and The Other
HERE THEY ARE! All six covers in the award-winning Weird Stories Gone Wrong series, and what a beautiful job series illustrator … More Introducing the Weird Stories Gone Wrong 6 BOOK SERIES!
OCULUM, Dancing Cat Books, 2018 Hey Librarian and teacher friends! I’ll be signing OCULUM, my new middle-grade dystopia from DCB … More OCULUM at OLA Super Conference on Jan. 31!
It’s time for some FREE stuff! My publishers work hard all year long for me, and now they have created … More FREE Teacher’s Guides for OCULUM, Gargoyles, Weird Stories and more
I was six the Christmas that the tin foil fairy appeared in my life. Other people will tell you that … More The Tin Foil Fairy
From whence did you come, you warrior’s badge of youth? From which ubiquitous movie tie-inwere you lost? Star Wars, or … More The Ghost of Lego Past: an Ode
Every spring and fall, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre puts out their list of the Best Books for Kids and … More CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens Fall 2018, OCULUM makes the list!
BOOK 5, Weird Stories Gone Wrong,Now available! Click for order info “Fans of the short fiction series Weird Stories Gone … More CM Magazine Review, Blackwells and the Briny Deep
Terrifying Cover art! Just a quick blog post to highlight some of the terrific mermaid and briny-type drawings I received … More Kids draw Blackwells and the Briny Deep!
Love WEIRD STORIES? There are TWO brand new additions to the award-winning Weird Stories Gone Wrong series! Alex and The … More Two New WEIRD stories for Halloween!
AVAILABLE NOW! “REASON #2: RESPONSIBILITY. Sailing your own boat is great for building self-esteem, maturity and responsibility. There’s a lot … More 5 reasons for writing a spooky sea story for kids …
Q6. Grannie can remember Cambridge and the boys’ choir there. How old does that make Grannie? How far in the … More Free Teacher’s Guide for OCULUM
The Lost Gargoyle series, 2009-2012 You know, I haven’t talked about The Lost Gargoyle Series on this blog in a … More The Lost Gargoyle Books are going to CANNES!
I’m signing my new middle grade dystopia, OCULUM, at Word on the Street 2018 in Toronto! It’ll be a great … More OCULUM is at Word on the Street 2018!
Oculum, cover by Emma Dolan “May the sun shine, may the sweet rain fall and the fruit trees blossom once … More Happy U.S. Book Birthday to OCULUM, love, death and peaches
COMING Sept/2018, Dundurn Press THIS JUST IN! Blackwells and the Briny Deep is on the 49th Shelf MOST ANTICIPATED FALL/2018 … More Blackwells and the Briny Deep on the 49th Shelf FALL LIST!
Coming September/2018 Emma, Jonah and William Blackwell start out on a perfectly ORDINARY afternoon sail… Until they see the PHANTOM … More Blackwells and the Briny Deep is COMING …
Really very honoured to post this: my guitar piece, BIRCHES, has been used (with my permission of course), in … More BIRCHES in Bristol street art video!
Birches in Summer, by Baye Hunter. Paper collage. Been away in the wilds of Ontario all week, without wifi or … More Mountains of Madness on the Free Music Archive Playlist
Emma Blackwell used to love mermaids. Jonah Blackwell used to think he liked pirates. And William Blackwell just wanted to be a good … More Blackwells and the Briny Deep BOOK TRAILER!
OCULUM hanging out with the other ‘bots “Oculum’s tone has a folksy and whimsical quality … Both Miranda1’s and Mannfred’s worlds, though … More Quill and Quire loves OCULUM!
It’s Official! I’m reading from my new middle-grade dystopia, OCULUM, for the first time at the Chiaroscuro Reading Series in … More OCULUM at the Chiaroscuro Reading Series, June 20th
… and if you’re REALLY lucky, somewhere along the way you get to meet them! Just did a whirlwind tour … More Children grow up into readers …