Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Once every year, the school bell releases an eager torrent of kids into our arms for months of summer fun. They leave behind the homework hassles and school tensions. As we spend more relaxed time with them, they float comfortably back into our sphere of influence. So...
Kirkus book review: Tracker’s Canyon (new YA novel)

Kirkus book review: Tracker’s Canyon (new YA novel)

Tracker’s Canyon by Pam Withers: “Well-plotted …cinematic. …thrilling. … Easy, fast-paced adventure/mystery.” REVIEW Tristan enters British Columbia’s Swallow Canyon on an expedition feeling a mix of trepidation and excitement. His...
How I wrote my YA adventure novel Tracker’s Canyon

How I wrote my YA adventure novel Tracker’s Canyon

This novel comes off the press July 22. You can pre-order it now! It all began while I was on vacation near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. I picked up a magazine called Mountain Life (summer 2013 edition) at a local café. It showcased an article with stunning...
Writers’ Retreat

Writers’ Retreat

Just wrapped up the third annual Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC (CWILL-BC) Mayne Island (British Columbia) writers’ retreat with instructor Caroline Adderson. Pictured in front, left to right: Holman Wang, Norma Charles, Caroline Adderson, Jenny...