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

What I'm reading now

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