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Perseverance

(Last updated June 23, 2022) (Also see my new post Linda Sue Park’s #12minutes writing routine for first drafts and feel free to join my Inkygirl Daily Writing Challenge on FB) This is a photo of a letter I’ve had pinned up on my home office Inspiration Board for years . . .





SAM & EVA is nominated for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award!

I was incredibly honoured to find out that SAM & EVA (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers) has been nominated for The Canadian Children’s Book Centre Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. I am especially honoured, considering the other finalists in the same category. For more info about each of these books as well . . .






Launching today: RUBY ROSE, BIG BRAVOS by Rob Sanders & me (HarperCollins Children’s)

Hurray!! Ruby Rose, Big Bravos by Rob Sanders and me launches from HarperCollins Children’s Books *today*!!!  I love this simple, sweet story about a little girl who works super-hard to make her dance recital happen and perseveres despite obstacles. You can find a Teacher’s Guide (thanks Marcie Colleen!), free print-ready bonus material, interviews with the . . .



My RUBY ROSE, BIG BRAVOS book trailer debuts on Mr. Schu’s blog today!

My book trailer for RUBY ROSE, BIG BRAVOS debuts on Mr. Schu’s blog today! It features music written and performed by yours truly (on my new keyboard, yay) and is also the first book trailer I’ve created using Adobe Premiere Pro. I’m still gradually learning the latter, and used this project . . .



Story behind the dedication page in MITZI TULANE, PRESCHOOL DETECTIVE

The first MITZI TULANE, PRESCHOOL DETECTIVE picture book launches next Tuesday from Random House Children’s! Here’s some insider info from the dedication page: mine is for my mom, who died of cancer when I was in my 20s. We didn’t have a ton of money when we were growing up, and Mom sewed . . .