Monthly Archives: October 2013

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On October 15, the Ontario Library Association announced the 2014 Forest of Reading nominees. I’m delighted that Yesterday’s Dead  has been nominated in the Silver Birch Fiction Award category for Grades 3 to 6.  The Forest of Reading program promotes reading at all ages by featuring Canadian books and authors. Children in participating schools and libraries all over Ontario […]

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In early September, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre named Yesterday’s Dead as one of five finalists for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, one of the 2013 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards to be presented on October 22, 2013 in Toronto. We were travelling when I received this exciting news. Being […]

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When I was a math teacher, I spent a lot of time on equations: writing them, solving them, using them to test my students’ math skills. Knowing how to solve equations is one of the most useful, and comforting, skills we can gain from studying mathematics. As a writer, I still find equations useful and […]

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