The teen-editor challenge

The teen-editor challenge

Calling all middle-school and high school teachers, and teen boys interested in applying to be my next teen editor. Dear teachers: Do you have a male student who likes to read, perhaps even aspires to be a writer or editor, and who is assertive (isn’t afraid to...
Hello Ottawa!

Hello Ottawa!

I look forward to giving presentations at St. Laurent and Greenboro library branches in Ottawa, Ontario on Tuesday, May 17. Any schools or libraries that would also like to book me that week, please contact abs@authorsbooking.com! My price on this particular trip is...
Tips for encouraging kids

Tips for encouraging kids

Studies show that children who are positively reinforced for their effort do better than children who are told they are talented. Students told that higher grades lead to higher pay in future jobs are eight times more likely to work harder. Students who are physically...
Writing & Illustrating Kids’ Books

Writing & Illustrating Kids’ Books

Seven professionals are on the panel of this event, including me. Please join us! February 29, 2016 (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM) Central Branch, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, Canada Interested in writing or illustrating books for young readers? Join seven professional...
Self-Quiz: Strategies for Raising an Achiever

Self-Quiz: Strategies for Raising an Achiever

o I resist praising my kids for being smart. Instead, I congratulate them on hard work and determination. o I provide lots of different reading materials in the house. o I read to my kids even after they can read on their own. o When we read together, I try to make it...