Exciting news: A two-book deal!

I’m just so thrilled to announce that my Love Lettering Project-based picture book has been picked up by Yvette Ghione at Kids Can Press in a two-book deal!! Cue the confetti cannons!!! It will come out in Spring 2021, with Book 2 out the following spring. A huge thanks to my agent, Kelvin Kong at…

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Amelia in The Letters Page

I am beyond thrilled to have one of my letters to Amelia Earhart in the newest volume of The Letters Page – the most charming, insightful literary journal from Nottingham, edited by the wonderful writer, Jon McGregor that is filled with, you guessed it, LETTERS! It’s the most beautiful book – an 80 page craft-bound book with fold-out…

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My (small press) writing day

I love reading about writers’ processes – how many cups of coffee they drink, how they procrastinate, where they write, what they listen to, if anything, how they juggle all the life things that aren’t writing while also writing… So, I was delighted to be asked by Rob McLennan to write about my own writing days, for…

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Writing The City: 8-week writing workshops at Parkdale Library

Do you love Parkdale? Do you love to write? I’m thrilled to be offering two *free* 8-week writing workshops at Parkdale Library where we will find our creative voices, inspired by Parkdale. Adult workshops: Wednesdays: 6:30-8pm (Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 / Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22) Youth workshops (age 13-19): Thursdays: 4:30-6pm (drop-in spaces available…

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My love of Lake Ontario in published form

I love swimming. Outdoors, mostly, though I spend most of the year swimming indoors. And I love writing. Needless to say, it’s hard to keep the two apart. Cue my delight when I received a note from the incredible Tanya Shadrick, the 2016 writer-in-residence for Pells Pool , the oldest outdoor freshwater public pool in the…

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Oh, grant season

Grant season, oh grant season…such a fickle season, but this year, the grant gods were shining down on me and thanks to the Ontario Arts Council, I’ll be teaching  city-based Love Lettering Project-inspired writing workshops for youth and adults at Parkdale Library this fall! There will be a few drop-in sessions, and an 8-week workshop for…

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Swimming Holes We Have Known

I’m not sure there is anything better than swimming in the summer, and I have teamed up with two wonderful artists, Rhya Tamasauskas and Laura Wills, who feel the same way and we’ve created a blog: Swimming Holes We Have Known. So far we’ve travelled to Newfoundland (twice!), Nebraska, Twelve Mile Lake in Haliburton, Limerick Lake…

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Following Amelia

I am in Newfoundland doing research for what will one day be a book. Yesterday, I stood on the airstrip Amelia Earhart flew from when she flew solo across the Atlantic. I’ve wandered down the (stunning!) coast to Trepassey and climbed a lighthouse and looked out over the thin, long harbour that housed Amelia’s first…

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