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 participants (left to right, upper row) included authors Michelle Mulder, Jenny Watson, Wendy Phillips, Anita Miettunen, Linda Demeulemeester, Sheri Radford and Kim Thompson. Lower row left to right: me, Susin Nielsen, Mahtab¬†Nasimhan, and Lori Sherritt.

What a super group and inspiring speaker! Looking forward to the fifth annual next June!

P.S. Want a sneak preview of the Dundurn fall catalog writeup of my forthcoming (August 2018) young-adult novel Stowaway? It’s here!