Tuesday, July 30, 2013

West Coast Inspiration!

I'm just back from a wonderful trip to the west coast of Vancouver Island, where my family and I go each summer.

I like to say I get my annual dose of writing inspiration there. In fact, last summer's visit led to the writing of a new book for children about the Pacific west coast. It won't be out for awhile, but the writing is done and the art will begin soon.

Maybe there will be another book springing from this year's trip. I have a few ideas percolating...

For your viewing pleasure, here are a couple of photos of the ocean vista (day and night view), snapped from the deck of the cabin we stay in, and another photo showing the treasures of a beach walk.

I hope your summer is going well, and that you have many good books to read.

Thank you for stopping by.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Stamps for Stella!

I stopped by the post office to mail a package this week and was excited to see brand new stamps featuring the art of my colleague, Marie-Louise Gay. What an honour for her! Imagine having your work on a Canadian stamp!

The illustration is from Marie-Louise's award-winning children's book series that feature charming stories of a sister and brother, named Stella and Sam.

If you'd like to read more about Marie-Louise and her work, check this article from the National Post or her website.

Congratulations, Marie-Louise!

Thursday, July 4, 2013


I'm pleased to announce that three books in my Who Lives Here? series were released as e-books today. It's great to see them get a second life! If you are interested in the e-book version, they are available at iBookstore, Kobo, B&N Nook and Amazon. And if you'd like to read more about the series, please go here.

Happy Summer! I hope yours is going well.