Here it is, Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet, the 6th and final book in my award-winning middle-grade horror series, Weird … More 5 questions about writing Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet …
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Happy Book Birthday to Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet, book six in the award-winning Weird Stories Gone Wrong Series, which … More Happy Book Birthday to Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet!
ENTER THE 49th Shelf GIVEAWAY! WIN ALL SIX BOOKS! Enter the 49th Shelf GIVEAWAY to win all 6 books in … More GIVEAWAY TO WIN all 6 books in the Weird Stories Gone Wrong series!
It’s a BUSY week ahead with a book launch, an author reading AND a book giveaway on 49th Shelf! The … More Launch, Hamilton SuperCrawl AND a Giveaway for Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet
Award-winning Weird Stories Gone Wrong seriesQuinn and the Quiet, Quiet comes out September/2019 Come to the CNE on August 24 … More Weird Stories Gone Wrong at the CNE 2019
Coming September 2019, Dundurn Press It’s been a busy week, lots to cover! FIRST, I want to say thank you … More Pick of the week, tech storytelling, a librarian’s letter, free teacher’s guides and more
My next book, Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet, comes out in September 2019! It’s the sixth and final book in … More Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet BOOK TRAILER
I couldn’t be happier to announce that my middle-grade dystopia, OCULUM, has just been selected by the Forest Kid Summer … More OCULUM makes the 2019 Forest Kid Summer Reading List!
The best–THE BEST–thing about writing for kids? Getting their letters and pictures! A few weeks ago I received some beautiful art … More The BEST thing about writing for kids? …
J’s Granola Bar from OCULUM “E created a set of bookmarks that depict important scenes from the story. Part of … More MORE fabulous kid’s art for OCULUM
Book 4 in the award-winningWeird Stories Gone Wrong series “With each chapter Dowding develops tension and a strong sense of … More Alex and The Other is one of The Year’s Best Books 2018!
It’s been a decade since my first book was published in April 2009. What have I learned?Here they are, the … More 10 Writing Tips for the 10th Anniversary Celebration!
Gargoth of Tallus illustration by Emma Dolanwww.emmadarkandweird.com Imagine this gargoyle in a tutu, doing a pirouette. Kathryn has to imagine it, … More The Gargoyle in My Yard, Ballerinas and Daisies
CCBC Best Books Selection & Willow Awards stickers! So honoured to announce that OCULUM has been nominated for an SYRCA Diamond Willow … More A Diamond Willow Award Nomination for OCULUM!
Gargoyle Image Courtesy Emma Dolan www.emmadarkandweird.com My first book was published TEN YEARS AGO today, on April 1, 2009! That … More Introducing The Gargoyle Shuffle
Oculum, DCB, Sept/2018 Today, I’m really honoured to be the Guest Blogger on the Kick-Butt Kidlit writing blog! They’ve got … More My Best Piece of Kidlit Writing Advice is …
Coming September/2019, Dundurn Press A book cover is an amazing thing: salesperson, storyteller, harbinger of the delights to come inside … More The 5 Stages of a Book Cover for Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet
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 …
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