It's game time!

A Thanksgiving School Visit

Posted on : 14-12-2016 | By : admin | In : On the Move


Some 4th graders

I was invited to visit Odyssey Elementary in Everett, Washington on my way to my hometown of Vancouver BC for the holiday.

Athlete vs Mathlete was nominated for the Mukilteo Children’s Book Award and I had a great time meeting 4th and 5th grade students with lots of excellent questions about books and the writing life.

Thank you for having me!

This was one of the best school libraries I've seen. Just packed with books!

And 5th Graders

And special thanks to my host, Teacher-Librarian Ms. Bajczuk!

Louisiana, Here I Come!

Posted on : 14-12-2016 | By : admin | In : On the Move


I had a fantastic time at the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge, where I was delighted to accept the Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award for “Athlete vs Mathlete” and meet some great students, librarians and readers from all over the state.

The lovely LYRCA Award and an event program

Students spending a day at the Book Festival

A wall of book covers at the State Library