May 19, 2017
Kid Lit Can: Personal "Firsts" In Kid Lit, Part Two
Welcome back to my conversation with five amazing authors about their “firsts” in children’s publishing.Just to catch you up: Naseem Hrab is pleased to have her first picture book published; Suzanne ...
May 08, 2017
Tips from a Festival Director
One of the surprising things to happen when I moved to Yukon was that I became director of an annual writers’ conference. As part of my role, I secure authors, negotiating their fees, even signing their ...
April 28, 2017
Publishing Tips for the Existentially Endangered
A couple of years ago I had a serious health scare. Without going into too much detail, I was admitted into the hospital in late spring and for a brief time no one was able to tell me for sure whether ...
April 23, 2017
Open History - Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras
Our Open History series continues with Ottawa and Empire, from Between the Lines.Read on after the following description for a Q & A with the author.Ottawa and Empire (from Between the Lines):In ...
April 19, 2017
In Praise of Those Who Publish Nothing
Like many of my time zone, I spent the night of November 9th with my smartphone on the same pillow as my head, awakening every now and again to check, and get my mind around, the news. I also had very ...
April 06, 2017
Guest Column - So I Opened a Bookstore
So I opened a bookstore.Yes, yes, I know – “in this day and age?” “Bookstores are going under!” “What about digital books?” “No one reads paper books anymore!”But I had been reading ...
April 06, 2017
Kid Lit Can: Personal "Firsts" In Kid Lit, Part One
My Time To series of three board books– Nap Time, Play Time, and Bath Time – are being published this September. This signifies two “firsts” for me – first board books ever, and first time ever ...
April 04, 2017
Kids Can Press wins Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publisher of the Year, North America
Toronto-based children’s book publisher, Kids Can Press, has been named Children’s Publisher of the Year in North America at the annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair.The honour was awarded to Kids ...
March 24, 2017
How to Feel, What to Eat
I just got a latte at Starbucks. My drink took a long time. While I waited I eavesdropped on a good chunk of a date, between a man and a woman, taking place at a table near the pick-up station. I believe ...
March 13, 2017
An Interview with Adèle Barclay
“I'm not too interested in the reader needing to understand the private language...” - Adèle BarclayAdèle Barclay’s BC Book Prize nominated If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach out for You (Nightwood) ...