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Please read about me in About Me, check out my current books, and take a look at new books I’m working on. Feel free to email me and tell me about your favourite books. Thanks for stopping by.

Work in Progress

With a travel grant from the  Canada Council for the Arts, I was recently able to travel down south to New Orleans to complete my research on early jazz. Such a valuable experience researching the Hogan Jazz Archives and a big thanks to all the curators I spoke to about my project, a children’s novel set in 1906 in the pre-jazz era. Many thanks to Canada Council for this wonderful opportunity.

Reporter in Disguise shortlisted

Reporter in Disguise: The Intrepid Vic Steinberg is shortlisted for the Hackmatack Children’s Choice awards, 2015.Way to go, Vic!

The first title in the new Ripple series from Fitzhenry & Whiteside is Everyone Can be a Changemaker, The Ashoka  Effect by Christine Welldon, which features 16 inspiring kids and adults who are making a difference. Release date, April 2017.

Quill and Quire

There and back again!

Just returned from the St. Lawrence, Newfoundland book launch of Life Lines: The Lanier Phillips Story. It’s all true about Newfoundland hospitality, the best you will ever experience! From the reception to the boil up, tours and launch complete with live entertainment, it was an adventure I will never forget. If you haven’t driven down the Burin to St. Lawrence and Lawn, you should go. Stunning scenery, fascinating history,  and warm, welcoming people will greet you. Thanks to the Historical Advisory Committee, the Three L Association and the schools of Lawn and St. Lawrence for delivering the best launch, ever!

Honours List for Reporter in Disguise

February brings good news. Reporter in Disguise has been recognized by the American Library Association for excellence in feminist literature for children. The only Canadian book on the list, Vic Steinberg would be thrilled that she continues to inspire girls and young women, over a century later!

Reporter in Disguise just short-listed for the Children’s Choice Hackmatack Award, 2015.

July 19/12

Launching my new book, Pier 21: Listen to My Story – tonight at the Biscuit Eater in Mahone Bay.

Beautiful bookstore cafe, thanks to Cara and Frederick!

August 21/12

I’m working on two new book ideas for my publisher, but Nova Scotia has so many distractions! The Mi’kmaq Festival at Fort Point was a delight, so was the Windhorse Farm supper and movie, all on the same day. Yesterday, we rowed a dory to the lighthouse and back as the sun set over the harbour. We’re lucky to have these lovely summer days to enjoy.