I’m excited to be judging the Oakville Public Library Write2Express Teen Writing Contest 2015! Students in grades 7-12 may enter short stories or poetry and the deadline is Oct. 15 at 11:59 pm. Check out details here: http://www.opl.ca/blog/write2xpress-contest-2015/
I’ve been awarded a generous grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to complete my literary fiction novel, The Shark’s Wife. I began writing this manuscript five years ago but put it aside when The Rachel Trilogy was accepted for publication. Now, I’m deep into revisions and will be querying New York agents in the next few months. I foresee a lot of chocolate in my future as I brace myself for the inevitable stream of rejections.
May 2 to 9, I was in Manitoba as a Toronto Dominion Canada Book Week Author for 2015, an experience that dramatically broadened my outlook on Canada. As I travelled throughout the province, speaking at libraries and schools, I saw the magnitude of a true prairie sky for the first time; it never failed to astonish me with its sheer size. Meeting avid readers and answering their thoughtful questions were highlights of my week, along with my appearance on CTV Morning Live on May 5. Here’s the link: http://t.co/R8iC5CMgX8
If you’re a teacher, be sure to look at my Rachel Trilogy Literature Guides on this website, which are written to Common Core and the National Council of the Teachers of English Standards. They’re free! I’ve also included writing tips and exercises which can be accessed by clicking the “On Writing” tab.
I love to hear from readers; you can e-mail me through this site and contact me through the following:
Second Story Press www.secondstorypress.ca
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