A Tree is Born

A Tree is Born Well, actually that’s not quite right, really. The book is ‘born’ ie released into the wild in early April 2024. The tree that is the subject of ‘Tree’ is about 350 years old. Our story is much younger than that. In September, 2022, Jess Racklyeft and I...

It’s been a BIG book week

It’s been a BIG Book Week On Friday 19th August – the official start of Book Week – Jess Racklyeft and I were beyond thrilled when our picture book, Iceberg, was announced as the CBCA Picture Book of the Year. We were able to watch the announcement...

Out of town

Out of town This past weekend we travelled several hours out of town for a wedding. The groom we’ve known all his life, the bride for a number of years. The wedding was everything weddings should be: joyous, friendly, full of love and laughter. The venue was by the...

Mina and the Whole Wide World

Mina and the Whole Wide World – Sherryl Clark Verse novels are having a bit of a moment and it’s lovely to see. I’ve long been a fan of this story form and of Sherryl Clark’s work. Poetry is often seen as a complex form, inaccessible to all but...

Happy World Oceans Day!

Happy World Oceans Day How wonderful are our oceans? From the beach to the rock pools to the deep dark trenches, there is so much to love, so much to wonder at. Perhaps it’s not such a surprise that the ocean has been a feature of many of my books. It’s...