Oops: Broken arm

Oops: Broken arm

On vacation in Budapest and Vienna… tripped over a tram track. The good news is no tram was coming. Bad news is I’ll be taking a short break from writing...
Dear CSIS, FBI, CIA…

Dear CSIS, FBI, CIA…

I stand here with hands up, white flag poked into my author’s cap. There has been lots of news coverage lately of the way you look into private email accounts and websites, and I’m quite sure I’m on your radar this week. But the thing is, I’m...
Authorfest 2016

Authorfest 2016

  I’m looking forward to speaking to 325 teacher candidates on Monday, Nov. 21 at Authorfest 2016 (a University of British Columbia Education Library and Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable event). I’m privileged to share the stage with...
Author Roald Dahl: Little-Known Facts

Author Roald Dahl: Little-Known Facts

To my mind, Roald Dahl (1916 – 1990) was a genius with words; he’s definitely one of my heroes. I’m far from the only one: His books, which have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide, include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,...
Tracker’s Canyon

Tracker’s Canyon

When Tristan’s dad disappears, he puts his tracking skills to the test to find him — but will Tristan’s talents save him if it turns out to be a trap? Thanks to his dad’s coaching, sixteen-year-old Tristan is one of the best climbers and trackers in his community. He...