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.
A new review of SOS at Night has been posted by Voctoiria area blogger Audrey Driscoll. Thanks Audrey.
Debra Schoenberger of the book blog #redhead.with.book just did a review of SOS at Night on Amazon. Thanks Debra!
Just wrapped up my Saskatchewan tour at Gladys McDonald school in Regina. 19 school readings to 1600 kids over 5 days! Thanks to all the teachers and librarians who organized things! Hope to be back soon.
The Coast reporter has just published an article on the new book, SOS at Night. Thanks Rik!
Just picked up the new book from the printers! It will be launched tomorrow, with copies available on the Sunshine Coast and at Amazon, and available in bookstores everywhere shortly after that.
I've been working on arranging a school reading tour of Saskatchewan, and it looks like things are all finalized now for the week of November 19. I'll be visiting 11 schools in Regina, 8 in Saskatoon, and one in Moose Jaw. This is all in support of my nomination for the Diamond Willow Award - Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award. I haven't been to Saskatchewan for many years, so I'm really looking forward to it.
The third Maple Harbour Adventure is now complete and has gone to the printers. The new book is called SOS at Night, and had Claire, Ryan, Kendra, Nathan and Meg discovering an old lighthouse, that's being sold under mysterious circumstances.
Expected release is mid-November, so keep an eye out for it. Here's a sneak peak at one of the illustrations.
I've been working hard on getting a third Maple Harbour Adventure book finished in time for Christmas. And I'm pleased to say that a draft copy has now gone to the editor for review. We're working on the illustrations and hope to be published some time in November.
As of this month, BWL Publishing is the new distributor for Adventure on Whalebone Island and The Mystery of the Missing Mask. David Korinetz of Red Tuque Books is retiring, and he has transferred distribution of some of his catalog to BWL. This shouldn't result in any difference for bookstores, who can now order through BWL instead of Red Tuque.
Thanks David for all your work distributing Canadian authors over the years, and enjoy your retirement!