The Willow Awards
Authors for Indies!
French Edition of Movers
Movers is here in French! Look at that cover! Thanks Auzou!
Word on the Street Toronto!
This Sunday, September 25th, I will be at Toronto's Word on the Street, speaking on the Teen Spirit stage with authors Kevin Sylvester, James Bow and Angela Misri about SciFi in YA! Needless to say, I am beyond excited. Check out the details here
Author Signing Indigo Burlington
I'll be at Indigo Burlington Saturday (June 25) from 1-5 signing copies of Movers. Come by and say hello!
The Boys of Fire and Ash is out in paperback in the US today! Yay!
A Thousand Words, A Million Books
The wonderful Aditi at A Thousand Words, A Million Books is celebrating her Blogaversary. Congrats, Aditi!
Confessions of a Book Addict
Happy Friday, all!
The Pewter Wolf
Recently, I had the exciting opportunity to do a guest post for the fantastic book blog The Pewter Wolf, talking about the Headaches of Time Travel and what I learned about it while writing Movers. Thanks so much to Andrew for inviting me!
Movers starred review in Quill & Quire
Bit of a proud book mama moment -- Movers got a STARRED review in Quill & Quire! *dances*
Movers comes out in the UK!
Movers arrives in the UK today! Thanks to all the lovely folks at Andersen Press who made this little story possible! And to celebrate, I shall buy chips...er, crisps...you know, thin fried pieces of potato that go well with dip.
It's Movers' book birthday!
Yay! Movers is out in stores now in Canada. Cheers to mum for the cake.
Feel like getting your hands on a free read?!
Cover Reveal: Movers
Cover Reveal: Movers
Urgle in the US! & Blog Tour
Well, it's official -- the Brothers have made it to the States! And they're all packed for their tour of blogs hosted by the lovely Me, My Shelf and I.
May 12 Such A Novel Idea REVIEW
May 13 A Dream Within A Dream REVIEW + 10 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT MEAGHAN
May 14 Insane About Books REVIEW
May 15 Swoony Boys Podcast REVIEW + CHARACTER INTERVIEW
May 16 A Leisure Moment REVIEW + EXCERPT
May 17 Curling Up With A Good Book REVIEW + 10'S LIST
May 18 She Dreams In Fiction REVIEW
ZSH on Wattpad
When eight sharks wash up on the highway leading into the isolated coastal town of Point Chester, seventeen-year old Kayla starts to worry that there's something in the water.
But it's not what's IN the water Kayla needs to be worried about now.
What Kayla needs to be worried about is...
Cover Reveal: The Boys of Fire and Ash
It's here! It's here!
I'll be speaking with members of the Writers' Community of Durham Region at their upcoming October RoundTable meeting, chatting all about Urgle and the triumphs and struggles of writing. Looking forward to laughing and commiserating with this great community of writers.
Sunburst and MYRCA
It's Underhand's book birthday!
ZOMBIE SHARK HIGHWAY
Now Run With It
New for 2014
2014 is here and so is a whole new look! And not just the look of my fancy pants new website, but online me in general. 2014 is the year the internet and I become best friends. I'm excited for what's coming, because along with great book news, there are all kinds of contests, extras and goodies coming down the pipe.
The first of which, is a first look at UNDERHAND, my new book with Orca Sports coming out for release in March 2014.
Fifteen-year-old Nick Carver is tired of living in his older brother's shadow. Markus is the lacrosse team hero, love interest of Nick's longtime crush and now the recipient of a prestigious scholarship from the Philston Weiks Academy.
When a mistake at provincials results in Markus's goal being discounted, rumors start going around school that he cheated. Suddenly, Philston Weiks is "rethinking" Markus's scholarship offer. They've also invited other players, including Nick, to try out for Markus's spot. Nick is flattered but conflicted. He's pretty sure his brother didn't cheat. But can he prove it? And if he does, will he ruin his one chance to finally be in the spotlight?
Read the first chapter here!
2013 in Review
I'm about to make a bold statement. But don't judge too quickly, because I spent time thinking about it, and am prepared to say it : 2013 was the biggest year of my life.
And there are a few reasons for that.
The first of which was that I was published for the first time ever. My debut Urgle came out from Andersen Press in the UK in May, and then from DCB in Canada in September. This, for someone who always wanted to be a writer (it's true, I did, just ask my mom), is a huge deal. And the whole experience has been fantastic. Not to mention quite the learning experience. Between great reviews (link) (and some not so great) to bumbling my way through social media (did you follow me on Twitter yet? cus, I need the numbers), I've had to deal with my own excitement, but also paralyzing fear, crushing disappointment and one or two good cries. But mostly excitement. I got to meet great readers from England to Ontario. It's been an absolute blast.
I also had the opportunity to work on a book for the amazing Orca Sports series by Orca. Underhand will be released March 2014 and I've got the arc in my hot little hand. It looks fantastic!
And while all that was going on, I was working on two new novels: the next instalment of Urgle AND a sci-fi time travel story that I cannot wait to share with you guys. I'll post more on that subject as soon as I can.
And finally, in non-book news but still a factor that made 2013 great, I find myself engaged to the love of my life. So, yeah, that happened.
So, good luck 2014. Topping this past year is going to be rough.