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...
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...
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...