News & Events

The Game of Hope, my first Young Adult novel, was published by Penguin on May 1 in Canada and will be published June 26 in the U.S.

Above, the Canadian edition is on the left, and the U.S. edition is on the right. As you can see, there is very little difference between the two editions.

Up-coming Events 

Bonnechere Authors Festival

Talk and reading, plus very tasty deserts. This livley crowd always has great questions. I’m planning on talking about how living in this rural area helped me develop as a writer.

Monday, July 23, 178 Jane Street (The Eagle’s Nest), Eganville, ON. 6:30, treats and chat, 7:30, my talk.

Plus a workshop: I will be giving a free workshop the following Tuesday morning, 10:00 – 11:00, at the Eganville Public Library.

The Word on the Street

I’ve always wanted to go to this event, so I’m stoked.

Sunday, September 23, 2018, Harbourfront Centre | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Kingston Writersfest

Kingston WritersFest

This wonderful festival in Kingson, Ontario, is to be held September 26 – 30, 2018.

Thursday, September 27, talk and reading, “Living in Tumultuous Times — Historical Fiction.”

Friday, September 28, Master Class on “Developing Character,” 9:00 – 11:00.

BookFest Windsor

Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20. Details to come.


Foreign rights

The Russian rights to The Game of Hope have been sold.

Audible editions

There is now a beautiful edition of the Josephine B. Trilogy. Here is the link to The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B., the first of the Trilogy — but they are all available online.

There is also an Audible edition for The Game of Hope as well.


The CBC journalist Talin Vartanian mentioned me in an article on the vibrant creative community of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: How a small city in Mexico has become a vibrant haven for Canadian artists.

What I’m writing now

I am now writing another Young Adult novel, this time about a girl falconer in Elizabethan England. It’s a big departure for me, and very exciting.

I’m also painting raptors.

Keeping in touch

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