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Book Therapy: CyclettesBy Stacey May Fowles
“If I had paused for too long to reflect on whether I was making the ‘right’ choices to optimize satisfaction, I might have become paralyzed in a never doing. Instead I sped towards my hypothetical ...
November 28, 2022
A Love Letter to the Canadian Children’s Book CentreBy Vikki VanSickle
It’s November, month of #GivingTuesday, and I want to highlight the wonderful Canadian Children’s Book Centre, the only national, not-for-profit Canadian organization dedicated to “encouraging, ...
November 08, 2022
How to tame your nerves at a live/online readingBy Lindsay Zier-Vogel
The other week, I stood on the edge of a stage down at Harbourfront, waiting for my cue. I wasn’t nervous about reading. After a year of online events, I was excited to read to a live audience, but ...
November 02, 2022
Do Kids’ Book Awards Matter?By Vikki VanSickle
It’s Moira Rose’s favourite season— (book) awards season! It feels like a new list of finalists is posted every day. And while there is lots to celebrate, it can be crushing to watch your book go ...
October 25, 2022
On Giving Yourself Room to Change (Or, Eros the Bittersweet)By Shazia Hafiz Ramji
A few months ago, I talked to someone on the phone. I didn’t know this person well and though I’d seen them over Zoom somewhat regularly for our work together, I never really noticed them too much. ...
October 18, 2022
Book Therapy: TearBy Stacey May Fowles
“The room was dark around her. She heard a sound of shuffling, of shifting, as of limbs being rearranged. Or maybe it was the sound of leaves shuffling, shifting at the tops of trees. Hadn’t she just ...
September 22, 2022
9 Kidlit Page-To-Screen Adaptations that are just as Good as the BookBy Vikki VanSickle
Earlier in the month, I had the opportunity to see Lena Dunham’s spirited and loving adaptation of Catherine Called Birdy, Karen Cushman’s novel of the same name, at the Toronto International Film ...
September 01, 2022
The Joy of Building a ListBy Noelle Allen
Early on, when I still thought I’d be a writer rather than work in publishing, I remember coming across a lovely quote from Toni Morrison saying something along the lines of “If you can’t find the ...
August 26, 2022
Grant Writing: Part 2By Lindsay Zier-Vogel
It’s grant writing season! There are a slew of deadlines coming up and though the process can feel daunting, there is money out there to support writing and we should all be applying!As a professional ...
August 17, 2022
6 Tips for Effective School VisitsBy Vikki VanSickle
With September fast approaching, it’s time for children’s authors to start thinking about school presentations. School visits can be a great way to connect with your audience, promote your work, and ...