Last week I received a package of letters from grade six students at Earl Haig School in Toronto. Their teacher, Mr. Salsman, had read “Word Nerd” aloud to the class, and apparently it was a big hit. These letters were really amazing; very thoughtful, very insightful and shockingly smart. Included in the package was a […]
For the detail-oriented among you, I’m doing this little post. In Word Nerd, Ambrose and Cosmo serenade Amanda with a “Luther Wright and the Wrongs” song – it’s Ambrose’s idea, to help Cosmo win Amanda back. Well, I caught up with Luther Wright in the flesh last week! Luther is actually one of my oldest, […]
… After the Red Maple Awards my publicist at Tundra found this on-line. A few eighth graders at a school in Ontario made this. They’ve given me their permission to post it. I think it’s awesome!
I may be home from Toronto, but I’m not off of my cloud. What an incredible week. I am absolutely amazed by the Ontario Library Association and their ability to pull off an event like the Forest of Reading. On “my” day, May 12th (where, in different ceremonies, the Blue Spruce, the Red Maple and […]
On Monday I leave for Toronto for a packed week. “Word Nerd” was nominated for the Red Maple Award, as well as the Golden Oak Award. The awards ceremony, where they’ll announce the winner, is on Wednesday. It should be a really fun day, not only because I’ll get to meet tons of amazing authors, […]