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?
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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
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