October 24, 2023
Book Therapy: My Body is Distant
“(Y)ou can be an elf, a monster, a kind of person you can’t be in Real Life. You can get outside of your head and escape.”- Paige Maylott, My Body is Distant Escape as a therapeutic avenue is ...
August 10, 2023
Book Therapy: Late-Summer Reading
We’ve now reached the point in the summer where my inner voice starts screaming “but there’s not enough time!” at full volume. With my genuine distaste for winter weather, summer is a precious ...
June 28, 2023
Book Therapy: Big Shadow
“It suddenly felt pointless—no, more damning than that: it was embarrassing—to have devoted the day to him, travelling to the countrystead just to find his books, then imagining myself as the next ...
May 20, 2023
The Joys and Challenges of Writing for Adults AND for Kids
I’ve had May 2 circled on my calendar for months and months—it marks the pub date of my debut picture book, Dear Street. As the launch approaches, I’ve been thinking about how different the processes ...
May 12, 2023
Book Therapy: Mother’s Day Edition
Beyond the saccharine sentiments, store-bought flowers, and (adorable but messy) kid-crafted breakfasts in bed, Mother’s Day can be an extremely fraught if not painful holiday for many. I know I spent ...
April 27, 2023
The Word on the Street's 2023 Line Up Will Feature Catherine Hernandez, Kenneth Oppel, Zoe Whittall, & More
The Word on the Street is one of Toronto's most beloved literary traditions, and two changes to the festival last year proved to be popular tweaks: the festival moved back to their old stomping grounds ...
April 26, 2023
Book Therapy: The Remembering Stone
“But Alice didn’t want the perfect stone to sink to the bottom like all the others, so she put it in her pocket.”-Carey Sookocheff, The Remembering StoneFor my family, last year was defined by loss. ...
April 18, 2023
Stacey May Fowles' Gentle & Beautiful Debut Picture Book Utilizes CBT Techniques to Help Kids Manage Anxiety
Stacey May Fowles' celebrated nonfiction has shown her ability to explore mental health, anxiety, and connection through subjects as diverse as baseball, reading, motherhood, and more. Also an acclaimed ...
February 27, 2023
Book Therapy: Workday Warrior
“Your work likely presents you with one challenge after another. Your personal life, no doubt, does the same. All are sources of stress. And then there are other big-picture stressors—the pandemic, ...
December 29, 2022
Book Therapy: Favourites From My Favourites
“It was the book I was always meant to read. It spoke directly to me, braiding so many currents of my own life—messy motherhood, literary research, poetry—into a rich river of language and rhythm ...