The Oscars honor my favorite YA author, Deborah Ellis

The Oscars honor my favorite YA author, Deborah Ellis

Everyone has a favorite author. Mine is award-winning Canadian young-adult novelist Deborah Ellis, who has more than 30 titles to her name So for me, the past weekend’s Oscars wasn’t about the glamorous actors and actresses pausing on the red carpet, or...
Characters need flaws

Characters need flaws

It’s easy to become so fond of your protagonist that you forget he’s not all swarthy, handsome, admirable hero. He’s far more interesting if he has faults, past trauma, inner struggles, etc. To ensure that these ring true, and to spawn...
Very original young-adult novel

Very original young-adult novel

  I read lots of young-adult novels — it’s part of my job. I don’t usually blog about them, but this one is different. This one is so incredibly original and clever and engaging. This one I would like to shout from the rooftops. Not just for...
Tracker’s Canyon debut party!

Tracker’s Canyon debut party!

My new young-adult adventure novel Tracker’s Canyon is out, and the first party celebrating its publication is tomorrow, noon to 2 pm at the Indigo bookstore on Granville and Broadway (2505 Granville) in Vancouver, Canada. I’ll offer a reading or two, sign...
Book launch in Vancouver, BC

Book launch in Vancouver, BC

Come join me at the book launch of my new young-adult adventure novel Tracker’s Canyon (Dundurn Press) on Thurs. July 27 from noon to 2pm at Indigo’s Granville and Broadway bookstore, Vancouver, BC. — Pam...