Happy Holidays A-Z

Happy Holidays A-Z

Of all the things we hope for this time of year, perhaps nothing is more important than peace on earth. In that spirit, here’s a quick primer (in alphabetical order) on who celebrates what this time of year. After all, it’s only a better understanding of...
The helicopter parent phenomenon

The helicopter parent phenomenon

Why is the number of micromanaging, obsessively-hovering parents growing, and what’s that doing to our kids? According to author and economic journalist Megan McArdle, the increase is due partly to the “professionalization” of a generation: Compared...
Free panel for future children’s writers

Free panel for future children’s writers

The Writing and Illustrating Kids’ Books panel (formerly Getting Started in Children’s Books), is an annual event at the Vancouver Public Library (Vancouver, Canada).Co-sponsored by the Children’s Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia...
Pam Withers’ 18th adventure novel – for free!

Pam Withers’ 18th adventure novel – for free!

Book me for a presentation at your school or library this spring and get an autographed copy of my forthcoming book, Bungee Jump (Orca Currents, not yet available for order, but soon)! For those in ONTARIO, here’s a brand-new announcement at Authors’...