Just Beyond the Very, Very Far North is a finalist for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize. Being nominated for an award is always a great honour, and even more so when it’s in your own province. And I’m thrilled that it is for a sequel, because it tells me I must have done something right with the second book 🙂
Congrats to all the finalists, in all categories this year!
I am so pleased to announce that The Very, Very Far North has been nominated for the 2022 Colorado Children’s Book Award. This is a wonderful continuation of good news from the state, having had two schools there select my middle grade novel for their One Book / One School event which gets a copy into the hands of every student.
Julie’s Library is a podcast co-hosted by iconic actress, Dame Julie Andrews and her daughter, children’s author and educator, Emma Walton Hamilton. I was thrilled to have my picture story read by Ms. Andrews, accompanied by music and sound effects in their latest show. You can hear it by going to:
The Very, Very Far North has been included in the line-up of books to be read by students all across the state in their 2020-2011 Battle of the Books. I believe I’m the only Canadian author on the list, so go TEAM POLAR BEAR!
The Guilford County School District requested a recorded greeting, allowing me the opportunity to introduce the book to their students.
Nothing helps in curing two months of debilitating back pain
and a kidney stone attack like finding out that one of your books, Dog Night at
the Story Zoo, has been nominated for the Joan Betty Stuchner Oy Vey! Award. Why? Because ironically,
oy vey is what I’ve been groaning of late, and laughter is medicine, and an
award celebrating funny books is kind of related.
It’s also a great honour. Those of us in Vancouver knew Joan
to be a very funny soul who was taken from us much too early. This award was
set up by some of her writer friends.
Dog Night at the Story Zoo is a graphic novel illustrated by
Vick Nerino and published by Tundra Books