Inside Story of writing Stowaway

Inside Story of writing Stowaway

African tree planter slaves: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/55-tree-planters-win-700k-over-slave-like-discrimination-in-b-c-1.2652622 We’d just bought a cabin on a small island off the west coast of Vancouver, British Columbia, and it had a dock....
Unplugged! (except for August 18 book launch)

Unplugged! (except for August 18 book launch)

My annual sojourn into the boonies begins. Well, not really the boonies, just our cabin in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia. But spending the next two months there, finishing my in-progress young adult novel (!), means I’ll be without internet (except for...
Forthcoming YA novel Stowaway reviewed

Forthcoming YA novel Stowaway reviewed

The following review of my forthcoming young-adult adventure novel Stowaway is from the June 2018 issue of Resource Links (“connecting classrooms, libraries and Canadian learning resources”), page 21. Release date August 2018 but available by pre-order...
Children’s Writers Retreat, Mayne Island, BC

Children’s Writers Retreat, Mayne Island, BC

This past weekend I was privileged to hold the fourth annual Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC (CWILL-BC) Mayne Island Writers’ Retreat in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada. Our illustrious speaker was the dynamic Susin Nielsen, and...
The immigrant experience in writing

The immigrant experience in writing

http://www.theshoeproject.online/ An author friend of mine, Caroline Adderson, is involved in a cross-cultural writing project called The Shoe Project that helps new women immigrants tell their story of adapting to a new country, and helps those already in the country...
Where will my next novel be set? (Richland, Washington)

Where will my next novel be set? (Richland, Washington)

I just finished and submitted my next young-adult novel. At this stage, I’ll reveal just three things about it. First, it’s set in  Richland, Washington (photos are me while visiting my sister in Richland last week). Second, it involves the sport of...