What fun! Jasper John Dooley, NOT in Love is a Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2014! It’s the second year in a row that Jasper has earned this badge. Read the full list here.
Little Jasper John Dooley just received his THIRD Kirkus starred review! This time it’s for Jasper John Dooley, You’re in Trouble due out March, 2014. “Another highly entertaining and enthusiastic outing in a series that’s perfect for readers new to chapter books and as a captivating read-aloud.” Read the whole review here.
I’m looking forward to two kids’ events at VWF: #4 Picture Perfect, with Norman, Speak! and #35 Tell Me More, with Jasper John Dooley, NOT in Love. Click here for a full Vancouver Writers Fest schedule.
My dog Mickey, who was the model for June Bug in A Simple Case of Angels, takes interest in the arrival of the book!
Thank you to illustrator Qin Leng and Groundwood Books for creating this lovely video about how she created Norman of Norman, Speak! .
I hope you can join me for this evening of dog tales in honour of the wonderful Joan Stuchner.
Today is the official publication date for my new middle-grade novel, A Simple Case of Angels. To celebrate, I’m releasing the marvellous book trailer created by Rascal Media.
This darling Yorkshire Terrier is Mister Socks. He belongs to Groundwood Books publicist Cindy Ma. Cindy reports that Mister Socks responds to commands in English and Cantonese. Here he is making a start on Mandarin! Thank you Mister Socks, my first canine reader.
Qin Leng, my better half for Norman, Speak!, is interviewed here by Norman’s loving owner. And have a look at Qin in action!