Monthly Archives: August 2009

News: Updates on ‘The Day It All Blew Away’

A lot has happened since I’ve been wanting to make a new site. Now that it’s ready, I am going to go ahead and list a couple of things that happened after the release of my first Book ‘The Day it all blew Away’. Seeing as I’ve never had a blog before there is a lot that I would like to retroactively put up here regarding my first book especially. One of these days I’d like to have a whole site just for my kids books, but it definitely won’t be anytime too soon!

In March 2008 ‘The Day It All Blew Away’ got nominated for the Christie Harris Illustrated Book Price for the BC Book Awards!

Because of this I got to go on a Book Tour around the lower Mainland along with 3 other authors! It was sooooooo much fun! Luckily I did a couple of school visits before the tour so I was well prepared for doing readings in front of classes and already had a certain structure worked out for presentations. Well, … sort of. :) It was really fantastic to meet all of these kids who were so interested, smart and insightful. It was super cool to get to read my book to all of these classes in the lower mainland! Also, BC Book Prizes highly encouraged all the finalists to write about our experiences on tour on the BC Book Prizes Tour Blog, which I did, so if you want, you can check that out for more in-depth recollections regarding my book tour. Also there are quite a few photos on the blog. I will try to post a few here below for convenience sake. Jamie from BC Book Prizes was also very smart in having the idea of making a short video of me doing a reading in front of a class. I like it because of all the kids reactions you can hear in it, even though I seem a bit of a dork in it, but I guess that’s just my usual self. :)

At Brighhouse School

At Brighhouse School

Robert Heidbreder, Librarian Felicity Eadon and me at Boundary Elementary.

Robert Heidbreder, Librarian Felicity Eadon and me at Boundary Elementary.

At Hastings Elementary

At Hastings Elementary

Me doing a presentation at the downtown VPL

Me doing a presentation at the downtown VPL

Me reading Elf the Eagle

Me reading Elf the Eagle illustrated by Ruth Campbell

Presentation at Library

Presentation at Mission Library

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News: My New Book is out!

My new book Paulina P.

My new book Paulina P. (for Petersen)

Here’s some Important Retroactive News I would like to mention!

My new book Paulina P. (for Petersen) is now out in stores! I’m really happy with how it turned out, and hope that you will like it too!

The booklaunch for it was on June 6th at Once Upon a Huckleberry Bush. It was an overall good time to be had! We had really young kids, older kids, really old kids also known as adults, cookies, punch, peach rings, friends, and of course Books! I did a reading of my book and got to see some people I hadn’t seen for a long time and also make some new friends! Thank you again everybody who attended, it certainly wouldn’t have been any fun without you!

Another thing I am really really excited about is the Animation Trailer for my book! It turned out really cute and Jill Southern did a really great job on it. She was very easy to work with and it was so fun for me to see Paulina come to life this way! Also I am greatly indebted to the voice talents of Stella Steedman-Andersson! Thanks again Stella, well done!

Here are some photos from the launch. Unfortunately we didn’t take very many. Next time! :)

Me and my friend Kathrynn

Me and my friend Kathrynn

My two editors Tiffany Stone and Kallie George and me.

My two editors Tiffany Stone and Kallie George and me.

Signing a book for Marianne

Signing a book for Marianne

These cookies have been brought to you by the letter P!

These cookies have been brought to you by the letter P!

Dimiter from Simply Read Books

Dimiter from Simply Read Books

Kallie and Kathrynn

Kallie and Kathrynn

Tiffany Stone, Kallie George, Me, Tova, Judith & Stella Steedman-Andersson

Tiffany Stone, Kallie George, Me, Tova, Judith & Stella Steedman-Andersson

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NEWS: My First Post, Yey!

Hey Everyone!

My new site is finally up thanks to my good friend Christy Nyiri who happens to be a website design genius! If you would like to see more of her work you should go check out her website at www.nyiri.ca ! YEY C.N!

Ok, so my new site! …there’s a ton of new stuff and some old favs of mine on the new site so go and check it out! Also I have decided to start a sketchblog to keep myself busy and where I will post some things I am currently working on. Also.. there will be a shop soon(ish)! :)

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