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Authors for Indies!

2017-Apr-10


Authors for Indies is coming April 29th! And I will be out at Kent Bookstore in Lindsay. I can't wait, it's going to be a really great day with lots of great authors coming out to celebrate independent bookstores. If you are looking for something to do April 29th, head out to your local independent bookstore and see who you find :)

French Edition of Movers

2016-Nov-30

Movers is here in French! Look at that cover! Thanks Auzou!

Word on the Street Toronto!

2016-Sep-19

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


Come by and chat all things SciFi with us!

Author Signing Indigo Burlington

2016-Jun-24

I'll be at Indigo Burlington Saturday (June 25) from 1-5 signing copies of Movers. Come by and say hello!

BOFA Paperback!

2016-Jun-13

The Boys of Fire and Ash is out in paperback in the US today! Yay!

A Thousand Words, A Million Books

2016-Apr-26

The wonderful Aditi at A Thousand Words, A Million Books is celebrating her Blogaversary. Congrats, Aditi!


And she asked ME about my Top 10 Bookworm Delights. So, here they are, in no particular order.

Also, there's a Movers giveaway involved! Yay free stuff! Check it out!

Alisha Sevigny

2016-Apr-19

Well this was awesome. The fantastic Alisha Sevigny, author of Kissing Frogs and all around good writing friend, invited me to chat Movers over at her blog. Check out our interview here!

Thanks Alisha!


Confessions of a Book Addict

2016-Mar-18

Happy Friday, all!


Today, my interview on the awesome blog bookaddict24-7.com with the wonderful Dayla is up. I had the opportunity to meet this fantastic book nut at a Random House event and chat all things kidlit. This is a lady who really knows her stuff so I was thrilled when she invited me to be on her blog. Thanks so much for the invite, Dayla!

You can check it out here.

The Pewter Wolf

2016-Feb-16

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!


Check it out here!

Movers starred review in Quill & Quire

2016-Feb-16

Bit of a proud book mama moment -- Movers got a STARRED review in Quill & Quire! *dances*

Movers comes out in the UK!

2016-Feb-04

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!

2016-Feb-02

Yay! Movers is out in stores now in Canada. Cheers to mum for the cake.





The world is dying, overcrowded and polluted. Storms rage over the immensely tall tower blocks, attracted to Movers.

Movers are connected to people in the future, their Shadows. And moving your Shadow is highly illegal.

Patrick knows all too well what happens if you break the law: his father has been on the Shelves ever since he moved his Shadow. And now Patrick and his family are in danger again.

Following a catastrophic event at their school, Patrick must go on the run. Through filthy, teeming markets, forebrawler matches, a labyrinth of underground tunnels and beyond, he'll need his wits and courage to escape the forces that want to take everything he loves.


Available where books are sold.....PSST! Mable's Fables has some signed copies :)

Movers Giveaway

2016-Jan-11

Feel like getting your hands on a free read?!


The good people at Andersen Press are giving away 10 free copies of Movers.

Contest open to the UK. Enter here for your chance to win!

Cover Reveal: Movers

2015-Sep-04

Very excited to share the UK cover for Movers, coming February 2016 from Andersen Press! 

The lightning! Look at the lightning!

More details here.

Cover Reveal: Movers

2015-Aug-07

It's finally happening! My new book, Movers, has it's Canadian cover!

Thanks to Tundra books for the great design!

Movers comes to bookstores in Canada this February. 

More about it here!

Urgle in the US! & Blog Tour

2015-May-12

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.


There's interviews, 10s lists and giveaways in store! 

Tour Schedule

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

Special thanks to these lovely bloggers for taking the time for The Boys of Fire and Ash!

ZSH on Wattpad

2015-May-07

Zombie Shark Highway is now available on Wattpad, along with lots more great stories from exciting writers!
So excited to be a part of this awesome community!


More about ZSH:

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...

ZOMBIE SHARKS!

Cover Reveal: The Boys of Fire and Ash

2014-Sep-29

It's here! It's here! 


Urgle's got himself a shiny new outfit for his US release this coming spring. And it's EPIC.

A very big thank you to the fabulous Delacorte Press for the new cover. Look for The Boys of Fire and Ash, May 2015!


Sunburst and MYRCA

2014-Jun-18

It's been a busy month for Urgle!

My Ikkuma boys have been nominated for the Sunburst Award alongside some really incredible fantastic fiction for Young Adults. Check out the shortlist here: http://www.sunburstaward.org/content/2014-shortlists

And as if that wasn't enough, Urgle's feelin' the love from Manitoba, making the shortlist for the Manitoba Young Readers Choice Awards.  So awesome! http://www.myrca.ca/nominees-2/myrca-2015-nominees/

In the meantime, I've been dividing my time between time travel and sharks of the undead variety. But more on that later...

It's Underhand's book birthday!

2014-Mar-03

As of March 1st, my new book with Orca Sports, Underhand, is out and in the world! 

And it's already got some very nice reviews, including this one in Quill & Quire.

Here's a short description:

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?

Check out the first chapter here!

So Underhand is out, and I'm just getting back from New York (more on that later) -- March is off to a fantastic start!

ZOMBIE SHARK HIGHWAY

2014-Feb-07

Here's a little something I've been cooking up for a while. I'm pretty excited about it because well...SHARKS.

I'll be posting new chapters every week or two so check here for more!

Happy reading :)

You're gonna need a bigger car...

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 worry about is...

Now Run With It

2014-Jan-28

It's here! Dancing Cat Books has launched their literacy/contest Now Run With It for students across Canada who want to get a little creative. FOUR great contests with even better prizes -- books, Kobo eReaders and more! See contest details here. http://nowrunwithit.com/

AND I'm excited because I was able to write a short story from Urgle's world -- the story of Blaze and his life before he left the Ikkuma Pit. Read it here!  http://nowrunwithit.com/blaze/

Very cool stuff, and lots more coming so stay tuned.

Happy reading!

New for 2014

2013-Dec-19

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

2013-Dec-16

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.