November is shaping up to be a very exciting Grim Hill month. Nov. 1st is the book launch at Book Warehouse (see previous posts) and then November 22nd, I’ll be at Richmond Public Library,
100 – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC, in the Kids’ Place program room. From 4-5, I’ll be doing a writing presentation for aspiring writers. Everyone is welcome, and I’m hoping it will be loads of fun!!

Shortly after I’ll be at a book event in Chapters, more to come later. Then I’ll be visiting Maple Ridge Nov. 30th for book fest.
What an awesome way to launch Forest of Secrets and Carnival of Secrets!

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October 19, 2016 · 2:54 am

Poster for the Book Launch


Here’s a link to the colourful poster Heritage House has created for my book launch Nov. 1st at Book Warehouse.

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Book Launch!


Very exciting! Book Warehouse in Vancouver is hosting the very first ever book launch for Grim Hill. Yes, I know this is a launch for the 5th and 6th book, Forest of Secrets and Carnival of Secrets, but I’ve never had an official book launch. If you are near 4118 Main Street on Nov. 1st, stop in and join me. The launch is at 7:00. There will be fun and loads of books – so plenty to celebrate!


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Grim Hill has found a wonderful new publisher!!! Heritage House under its imprint, Wandering Fox, will be publishing the Grim Hill books beginning with “The Secret of Grim Hill.” “The Secret of Grim Hill” will be released in October this fall 2015 just in time for Halloween. Books two, three and four of the series will be released in the spring of 2016. This means a lot of wonderful things: the books will be available in local bookstores; teachers and librarians can order the books; there might even be (never say never) more books in the series.

Heritage House has included a lovely addition of interesting questions for readers and an author interview.
Needless to say I am very excited.

And I thought after book six, there would not be much new news for the Grim Hill books.

Heritage Books:

Please spread the word.


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Happy Halloween everyone!

I’ve had a great writerly October at the Junior Authors Convention, the BC Teacher Library gala event, in helping out at the writers’ workshop at the Vancouver Science Fiction Convention, and catching some of the Writers’ Festival.
Seriously, it’s almost like a month long Halloween party. I learned some important lessons for writing as well, which, once I’ve cobbled it all together I’ll chat about on this blog.
In the meantime, phew, I’ll be quite happy to stay home tonight and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.
I’ll sort of be participating in a fun Halloween event; my zombie story will be part of a Halloween production this evening:

Have a safe and fun evening!

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Awesome pictures



I thought I’d share these two gorgeous pictures I received from a young Grim Hill reader. I think Ryan just might be a future book illustrator. My dream used to be to write and illustrate one of my own books — one out of two dreams come true is still pretty wonderful. As a young reader, I used to love it when a book, even a novel, had illustrations. Come to think of it, I still do. It would be awesome if more books had illustrations.

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Upcoming Events

My friend Shannon sent me this picture of kids playing soccer in the fog – it is awesomely spooky and reminds me of Grim Hill.
Speaking of Grim Hill I will be attending a couple of events in October.

October 3rd, 4th & 5th I’ll be at VON — Vancouver’s Science Fiction Convention helping out in the writers’ workshop and appearing on various panels.

October 18th I’m super excited to be presenting at the Junior Writers Conference in Richmond.

October 23rd I’ll be attending the BCTLA (BC Teacher Librarian Association’s )75th Gala.

I hope to see lots of friendly faces.

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