Book 4 in the Maple Harbour Adventures series is nearing completion. It now has a title - Peril at Pinecone Rock. The book went to the editor a few days ago and should be ready for printing some time in October. Getting closer!
It's been two years or so since the last time I did a school reading, with the pandemic putting a halt to things. So I was very happy that I was able to do one this week for Ms. Thomson's grade four class at Roberts Creek Elementary. We held the reading outdoors on a nice fall morning. As always, lots of great questions and eager young readers. Looking forward to more of these in the future.
All my books have sold out at the Gibsons Museum, so they asked me to come by and sign some more copies. Here I am signing them next to a hand liner, just like the one in The Mystery of the Missing Mask!
I just received 21 letters from the grade 4/5 students in Ms. Buckley's class at Puntledge Park Elementary in Courtenay. They have been reading my books in their class. It was great to hear how much they've enjoyed reading them. They seem to especially like solving the mystery and the parts about Meg.
Just finished the first draft of the next Maple Harbour adventure. Hope to have it on bookshelves by the fall!
I just received this nice bit of artwork from a young reader, showing a map of the area the kids explore in the book. Thanks, I love to receive things like this from my readers.
I'll be at the August 2nd Night Market at the Gibsons Public Market, selling copies of all the books in the Maple Harbour Adventure series. Stop by and say hello!
Night Markets are back! On Friday, August 2nd, from 4 – 10 pm, shop, eat, drink, and experience the true vibe of Coastal life. In addition to 40 outdoor vendors, all 8 Gibsons Public Market merchant businesses, as well as the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre, will be open for extended hours.
I just realized that over 1000 paperback copies of Adventure on Whalebone Island have now been sold! That might not be Harry Potter type numbers, but for a local book in a limited market, its pretty good. Here's the next 1000!
Maple Harbour Adventures are now available through Lightening Source Inc, the world's largets book distribution service. As my previous distributor, BWL, has unfortunately stopped operations, I had to find a new distribution service. Luckily, LSI has taken the booos on, which will give them unlimited distribution everywhere.
Wow, pretty excited to get my first cheque from the Canada Council for the Arts, through the Public Lending Rights Program. This program provides payment to authors whose books are in public libraries across Canada. Thanks to all those librarians that put Adventuire on Whalebone island and The mYstery of the Missing Mask in their libraries! This year SOS at Night will be eligible for the program, so hopefully it will find its way into libraries across the country as well.