The art of reworking a manuscript

The art of reworking a manuscript

When artists need to rework a detail, they can paint right over it. When writers need to rework something, maybe it’s not so different. I’ve been musing about that since an artist friend invited me into her studio last week. It was a tiny cabin in the...
Tracker’s Canyon: a 4-star adventure

Tracker’s Canyon: a 4-star adventure

My young-adult adventure novel has clinched yet another enthusiastic review, most recently from Emmie Zeelie on NetGalley: “Tracker’s Canyon is nail-biting from the start. From the beginning the reader is kept in suspense and wondering who it is who wants...
YA adventure Tracker’s Canyon: another 5-star review

YA adventure Tracker’s Canyon: another 5-star review

From Netgalley and educator Martha Lawton comes yet another five-star review of my young-adult adventure novel Tracker’s Canyon (Dundurn Press): Rating: 5 out of 5 stars “Tracker’s Canyon was a great adventure story for many students. The book is well...
“Recommended for adventure-loving kids!”

“Recommended for adventure-loving kids!”

To all adventure lovers: Here’s the latest review for my new young-adult novel Tracker’s Canyon Rating: 5 out of 5 stars by educator Martha Lawton for NetGalley “Tracker’s Canyon was a great adventure story for many students. The book is well written...
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...