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Children’s literature is an interesting field! There’s a whole canon of academia that wrangles over the minutiae of an author’s choices. It’s quite fascinating to watch them wrangling actually. I went to the IRSCL conference over the last few days, it began with its opening keynote on Saturday evening and then wrapped up on Wednesday […]

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The IRSCL conference…

I’m so honored to be presenting at the International Research into Children’s Literature conference this year! The venue for this international academically oriented conference changes every two years. This year it’s in Toronto and they invited me to be on a panel with some other authors. The thing is, even though it’s tempting to just […]

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Direction???

It happened again. The freeze! I was giving the keynote at the SCBWI Canada east conference in Montreal and the audience was completely motionless, completely silent, and it was unnerving a bit. It’s ideal, don’t get me wrong. It means they’re intently listening, but it’s kind of weird. Again I had that feeling that I […]

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Thinking about Creativity…

I’m giving a keynote address this Saturday at the SCBWI Canada east conference in Montreal, and my topic is creativity and the creative process, so I’ve been thinking about it a lot. Whenever I am to do something like this, I always think of the audience. What do they need to hear? What would I […]

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Just got back from three days presenting in Kingston, Ontario, and I’m feeling a good kind of tired. It’s the kind of tired when you know you’ve given it your all, and you have high hopes that you changed a few minds and did some good. I visited six schools, in three days, did eight […]

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A new vlog series

I’ve decided to go a bit more high tech and there’s going to be a learning curve involved. This is a vlog post I did about tips on speaking to audiences, creating content that really appeals emotionally to your audience.   This is going to be a resource series. If you find it useful please […]

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for perspective! I think I mentioned how I feel like I’m going through a real learning phase! Visited a school recently where I spoke to grade sixes about growing up in Dundas and afterward a lady came up to me. She asked which school I went to and I told her Dundana and she she […]

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NCTE 2016…

I just got back from Atlanta, Georgia having presented two sessions at the National Council of Teachers of English convention. My goodness what an exciting trip it was! But it took its toll, because I am sick, sick, sick! I’d been through Atlanta’s airport on the way to other places, but this was the first […]

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I was invited to be a panelist on TVO’s flagship current affairs program called The Agenda with Steve Paikin. I was on a panel with Sadaf Ahsan a web editor with The National Post, Shaine Jackson, a native artist from B.C. and Andrew Cohen a professor of journalism at Carleton University and a fellow author […]

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