This week The Woefield Poultry Collective (Home to Woefield) was released as Het-kippencollectief in the Netherlands by Pepper Books. They’ve done a very funny and charming promotional campaign. A Polish nonbearded rooster very much like Alec Baldwin has popped up next to the Eiffel Tower, on a Porche, in a red phone booth, and a […]
I’m honoured that The Truth Commission has been nominated for a BC Book Prize! The young adult category is named after Sheila Egoff, a champion and critic of Canadian children’s literature. The nominations in all categories this year are terrific and include books by many friends. Bravo all! See you at Government House in Victoria […]
Thank you to The Horn Book for including The Truth Commission in their Summer Reading list. It’s an honour to be among such extraordinary titles.
Thank you to everyone who joined me and Susin Nielsen on the tour last week. As I’ve mentioned on this blog before, Susin is the brilliant author of Word Nerd, The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen and, most recently, We Are All Made of Molecules. She’s dazzlingly funny and I’ve known her since she […]
The Truth Commission is the first of my books to contain illustrations and I was thrilled at the opportunity to work with Trevor Cooper. He was a student in some of my creative writing classes and impressed me with his writing and artistic talent. I love the drawings Trevor created for the book and he […]