Friday, 14 October 2016

A Forest of Reading Nomination 2017!!

I couldn't be MORE honoured and excited to share the news that Myles and the Monster Outside (Dundurn Press, 2015) has just been nominated for a Silver Birch Express Award, with the Ontario Library Association Forest of Reading!

Here is my publisher's press release: Dundurn Press

It's the biggest Reader's Choice Award in the country, and is a huge honour to be nominated. So thank you, so much, to the OLA, and thank you also to my wonderful illustrator, Shawna Daigle, for making the book look so great, and to my publisher, Dundurn Press, for believing in a weird little story about a boy who sees a monster outside the car window.

Thank you also to the thousands of young readers who will read the book this winter. I can't wait to meet them next spring!

More soon, but for now, here's the booktrailer for a look at some of the brilliant illustrations: Myles and the Monster Outside Book Trailer

Here are more links to reviews and blog posts about the book: More about Myles
And the Goodreads book reviews page: Myles on Goodreads

Thank you all!!

Sunday, 9 October 2016

It's BLOG TOUR WEEK for Everton Miles is Stranger than Me!

This week, Oct 10-15th, 2016, is BLOG TOUR WEEK! 

I've never done this before, but with help from my wonderful publicist at Dundurn (thank you, Jaclyn), we've lined up five bloggers to talk about my new book, Everton Miles is Stranger than Me, all week. This book is my 8th children's book in 7 years, and is the sequel to my 2014 title, The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden, which was nominated for the OLA Red Maple award in 2015. The series is called The Night Flyer's Handbook.

The questions from the bloggers have been fantastic, from "describe magic realism in 2 sentences or less," to "what's the nature of forgiveness and mercy in the story," to "who would play your characters in the movie version?" and a lot more. I've answered incredibly insightful questions, and it's an interesting experience to see your book through another reader's eyes. So thank you to all of you for reading my magic realism story, and for sharing it with your readers. It's been fun!

Here's the blog tour schedule:

Sunday/Monday, Oct. 9/10: Philippa Dowding BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, Oct. 11: Helen Kubiw at CanLit for Little Canadians BOOK REVIEW

Wednesday, Oct. 12: Helen Kubiw, CanLit for Little Canadians, AUTHOR Q&A

Thursday, Oct. 13: Michelle, Fabbity Fab, AUTHOR Q&A

Friday, Oct. 14: Rosemary at MomReadIt, AUTHOR GUEST POST

Saturday, Oct. 15: Dundurn Press Blog, AUTHOR GUEST POST

Please join me for the BOOK LAUNCH: Join me on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Yonge/Eglinton Indigo, 12-3 pm, to get your signed copy (and a free bookmark)! Author reads at 1 pm.

For more reviews of Everton Miles is Stranger than Me:

Kirkus Review "Charming sequel ... a page-turner that is funny, magical and entertaining"
ReviewsInChalk (blogger)

More Info:

Everton Miles is Stranger than Me, Posts on this Blog

The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden BOOK TRAILER

A busy week, for sure, but lots of fun. I hope you'll dip into at least one or two of the blogs throughout the week, to check out their wonderful questions.