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!
Following up on her review of Adventure on Whalebone Island, Debra Schoenberger has now also reviewed The Mystery of the Missing Mask on her blog #redhead.with.book.
Thanks so much Debra!
Adventure on Whalebone Island was recently reviewed in CM Magazine. CM Magazine is published by the Canadian Review of Materials, which is hosted by the University of Manitoba and edited by Dave Jenkinson, Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Education. It features reviews of children's books published by Canadians.
Adventure on Whalebone Island was reviewed by Teresa Iaizzo, a librarian with the Toronto Public Library. Teresa gave the book a wonderful review. Thanks so much Teresa!
You can read the review at:
Just received a very nice review from Debra Schoenberger, a Victoria based photographer and book blogger. Thanks so much Debra! You can read the review and see other book reviews at her site #redhead.with.book
Once again I will be attending the Local Author's Book fair at the North Shore Writer's Festival. This year's festival is happening at the West Vancouver Library on Saturday April 20. Drop in for a visit and to see some great authors and booksellers.
I'l be in Victoria next week for some school readings, followed by a book signing on Sunday at Chapters on Douglas Street. Drop by to say hi and I can sign any copies of my books you'd like signed.
Where: Chapters Victoria - 1212 Douglas Street
When: Sunday April 15, 1:00 - 2:30