“An adventure full of creatures both terrifying and wonderful…perfect for reading aloud in a family setting.” Canadian Children’s Book Centre, … More Blackwells and the Briny Deep is a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Expert Pick!
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Do you have a budding young writer at home? With COVID upon us again this fall, parents, teachers, and children may … More How to write Spooky Stories, writing prompts and more on the CABIN TALES podcast…
Author and husband, July 2020 Congratulations dear reader, you made it through Summer 2020, the summer on mute. Or the “Bummer … More Summer 2020 on Mute
Me with OCULUM, 2018Thanks to author Lucy Falcone for the photo! “Maybe you prefer dystopian adventures? Philippa Dowding’s Oculum is for you!” … More OCULUM is a great summer read for kids, thanks Innisfil Library!
I post this poem at the end of each summer. For me it’s salt water, Cape Cod, and that tenuous … More A poem for the summer you were 12…
We can’t hold each other right now, but until we can, it might help to hold a book. That’s my … More Read Canadian this summer!
IMAGE of author and OCULUM from CBC Books, click image for link. So honoured to have OCULUM featured on the … More OCULUM is featured on CBC BOOKS, livestream event and more!
“Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet is a timely tale about what can happen when we destroy the only home we have … More CM Reviews RECOMMENDS Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet
Here’s a post from a few years ago, to celebrate the Forest of Reading week May 12-14, 2020, which is … More Top 5 Memories from Forest of Reading 2017
Dear Friends, Do we all have a picture of ourselves in a mask by now? We make one and then … More A writer’s life during the pandemic crisis…
Saturday night guitar party, 28/03/2020 (I’m top, 2nd left)10 guitars, 15 friends, including a friend from Tokyo “Without music, life … More Without music, life would be a mistake …
Silver Birch 2020 nominee; SYRCA Diamond Willow 2020 nominee Hi all, I’ve re-posted this for everyone keeping kids engaged and … More FREE Teacher’s Guides for OCULUM, online resources for parents and kids, and more
Dear Friends, It’s March 2020, and the world is in the grip of a pandemic. No one alive today has … More Writing in the time of Coronavirus
Today is the inaugural I READ CANADIAN day! I’m proud to say that as a Canadian, and a Canadian author, … More I Read Canadian! Do you?
I received some fabulous dioramas last week from kids in the Near North school system (see them here). THANK YOU! … More Kids ask questions about Quinn and the Quiet Quiet ….
OCULUM is out and about this month!I’ll be signing books and talking about the book at a few separate events, … More OCULUM Events Coming up! OLA Forest Friday and OLA SuperConference
Here it is, the dawn of a new year, a new decade, and frankly, a new age (the anthropocene). Here’s my … More Top 5 Blog Posts of the Year AND Top Blog Post of All Time
Here it is, the Weird Stories Gone Wrong Bundle! Or is that an Omnibus… Whatever you choose to call it, … More Introducing the Weird Stories Gone Wrong 6 Book Bundle and my fave illustrations from each book.
“We are delighted to announce that not only is @phdowding’s Oculum on the @ForestofReading Silver Birch Fiction Shortlist, we’ve also just … More OCULUM is a Silver Birch 2020 nominee and optioned for TV!
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 …
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