Monthly Archives: June 2011


When I was a kid I thought writing a story was easy. I just wrote down everything that was in my head and then slapped a “The End” near the bottom of the last page. Sometimes I added carefully drawn … Continue reading

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Chapter’s Bayers Lake

Look! So pretty! I just had to post this because it was the first time I saw my book in a store. And they had many copies!

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New Ross school

Just did a reading and talk with the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grades at the New Ross School. Some of them actually gave up their free period/floor hockey game to come and listen to me jabber. I had to … Continue reading

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Q & A with the Fabulous Kat (Book Madam) & Lauren (Zombies ate Lauren)

During my appearance at the Atlantic Author Day in Halifax on June 18th I was fortunate enough to meet these two lovely ladies. Not only had they both read Ashes, Ashes but they came armed with a camera and many … Continue reading

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The Plague and Pestilence Book Blog Tour

Here is the full schedule for The ASHES, ASHES Plague and Pestilence Blog Tour organized by the lovely folks at Scholastic Canada: Midnight Bloom Reads – June 14 Rayment’s Readings, Rants and Ramblings – June 14 Lavender Lines – June … Continue reading

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For all my Halifax homies… I’m doing signings (and possibly readings) as part of the Atlantic Author Day event on Saturday June 18th, along with a bunch of other local literati. I’ll be at Woozles Bookstore for Children from 11 … Continue reading

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Annotated Hardcover Contest Winner!!!!!

This was a very hard decision- so many of the entries were funny and smart and entertaining- but after much thought and conferencing with other unbiased judges, I have decided that the winner of the signed, annotated hardcover is….. Lynn … Continue reading

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Pub Day!!!!

Ashes, Ashes is officially out today and I am so grateful. Thanks to all of you who have been so enthusiastic and supportive. It means so very much.

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