Monday, October 29, 2012

New York Thoughts...

I had planned to fly to New York City this week to research a new book but with the news of the impending storm, decided it was better to stay put.

I will reschedule my trip for another time and try to do some research from way over here on the west coast.

As New York braces for the big hit, I'm thinking about the city's residents and those of other eastern USA/Canada areas.

Here's hoping that everyone stays safe and dry. Hold on to your hats!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

It's Here!

I'm happy to announce that today is the publication date for my new book. Hooray! It's been a long time coming.

Thank you to Tundra Books (a division of Random House Canada) for publishing the book, and to my editors, Kelly Jones, Kathryn Cole and Tara Walker, for their support and help.

And a huge and heartfelt thank you to the book's contributors who so generously shared their personal stories and photographs. Their memories, quotes and beautiful art bring this book to life.

If you'd like to learn more about Rescuing the Children: The Story of the Kindertransport, please go here or here. And, if you feel so inclined, you can check out details of Tundra's book giveaway here.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

What a beautiful weekend it's been here on the west coast. Sunshine and blue sky! When I was on my walk this morning, I snapped some photos of trees in lovely fall colours. I am lucky to live in a neighbourhood that is full of giant leafy trees.

It is a fitting weekend to feel grateful. And I do.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Patience is a Virtue...

As every children's author knows, it takes a long time for a book to come out — generally one to two years after you've turned in the final manuscript. Being an author often requires a generous dollop of patience.

I am glad to say that my most recent stint of patience is drawing to a close and that on Tuesday, October 9, my new book will be released. Hooray!

The book is called Rescuing the Children: The Story of the Kindertransport and it is a project I have been working on for the last couple of years. I am excited and nervous. Will anyone review it? Will anyone like it?

The wait is almost over... Wish me luck!