Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Just in time for summer here is my new middle-grade novel, "The Hollow Under the Tree." In 1925 Sadie Menken, a piemaker's daughter, discovers a lion hiding in Toronto's High Park. * Here are some nice reviews: "A beautiful story. This novel will have every animal lover wanting their own personal 'Sunny'." Resource Links. * "Highly recommended. Young readers will definitely enjoy this novel which takes them to a different time in urban Toronto, a time when children could roam the streets to find adventure in the local park." CM Magazine * "An excellent read. Equally suitable as a read-aloud or as a choice for independent reading, this short chapter book will please animal enthusiasts and readers of tales about brave girls alike. Kirkus Reviews

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"I have never forgotten any person who has come into my life." - Yiyun Li, "Gold Boy, Emerald Girl

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Wolfie and Fly--together again

I'm a little late posting about the publication of "Wolfie and Fly: Band on the Run," the second in this chapter book series about a girl who thinks she doesn't need any friends, a boy who desperately wants one, and the fantastical adventures they find themselves on. * "A wild adventure… Entertaining and relatable, Wolfie and Fly’s odd-couple friendship continues to illustrate the benefits of new experiences and stepping outside of one’s comfort zone." --Booklist * "[A] cute, little nine chapter story which would be a great easy read for young readers who want to start reading chapter books… Recommended." --CM Magazine