Entanglement, a Poem for Poetry Month 2024

Something I rarely do and something I’ve never done

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The January Poet

The January Poet I have barely moved all day.

Writing for children on the subject of war …

FIREFLY is a SYRCA Snow Willow Nominee 2024!

  I’m really honoured to say that FIREFLY

The Lost Gargoyle Series, YouTube, Interviews, Awards, author reading, and more

Foreign Rights for FIREFLY!

 

A little more about Murray, Marcus, and Philippa Dowding in the Yate and Sodbury Voice …

Research, roots, and Saxon ramparts

 

A summer of significance, loss, and love

OCULUM ECHO is a CCBC Best Book 2023!

  What an honour to see my latest book, OCULUM ECHO, noted in the Canadian Children’s…

A piece of music to celebrate the sustaining life of women, enjoy Rivkah’s Dance …

  Here’s a photo of a cherry tree in my neighbourhood, in full bloom, scenting the…

OLA Silver Birch nomination, and why the universe is laughing at me!

Gordon Lightfoot died last week (May 1, 2023), so I am reposting this blog entry from…

MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Festival was so fun …

Photo of Author by Martin Lipman @ 2023 “I liked how we could share and ask…

FIREFLY is a SYRCA Snow Willow Nominee 2023!

  I’m really honoured to say that FIREFLY has been selected as one of ten Saskatchewan…

Introducing Morning Fox, a new guitar album by Philippa Dowding and Allister Thompson

Welcome to MORNING FOX, a beautiful new guitar album of ten old and new instrumental pieces! As…

The Time Twin, by Philippa Dowding

On November 17, 2021, my book FIREFLY won the Governor General award for Young People’s Literature.…

What book did I hide from my family as a kid?

  Thank you to the Winnipeg International Writer’s Festival and the ThinAir Kids Festival for asking me…

FIREFLY is featured at The Winnipeg International Writers Festival!

So honoured to announce that FIREFLY is selected as a featured book for the Thin Air…

FIREFLY has a new translation in Macedonian!

  Macedonian Cover of FIREFLY by Philippa Dowding Here it is folks, my first foreign edition…

My first in-person OLA SuperConference in 3 years …

The Ontario Library Association SuperConference is coming, and for the first time since February 2020, I’ll…

OCULUM ECHO is a CBC Best Canadian Book for Kids 2022

So honoured to say that OCULUM ECHO has been selected for the CBC Best Canadian Books…

OCULUM ECHO is recommended by The International Educator

  “The setting is vivid and the main characters are compelling and their drive towards their…

6 Questions about OCULUM ECHO answered …

OCULUM ECHO is out now! My latest book from DCB Young Readers is a middle-grade dystopia…

Thunder Thighs, the setting for FIREFLY, is in the news!

  My nephew/Thunder Thighs/Toronto Star, Oct 17/2022 “Everybody loves to be a cop,” Hanus said, noting…