Sunday, June 19, 2011

between two ends

May was a crazy month (and fun!) for Between Two Ends.

Presented at International Reading Association in Florida and in Toronto at the Forest of Reading. Great people and an excellent audience.

facebook and things

I've had a number of people requesting facebook contact. My apologies. I am not a facebooker mainly because of time. My wife is active in facebook but there seems little time in my day to engage with it.

Monday, September 20, 2010

between two ends

I'm absolutely delighted with the new cover for Between Two Ends. We had a good long discussion (editor, and the team at Amulet) regarding the name for the book. A lot of thoughtful dialogue. More than anything, it gave me a deep respect for how seriously editors and book teams are willing to delve into a story so that it can be well named. Originally I named it, simply, Ends. But the title didn't sit well with me. Further dialogue with Amulet led to Between Two Ends, suggested by someone from the team. I tasted it for a while and eventually liked it! I tried it on my brother who is often my sounding board and he jumped at it. And so it stands: Between Two Ends. More on the book itself, later.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

One hockey night, grassland 3, and more

Life has been busy!

First, a note about One Hockey Night. I've seen the paintings now and they are brilliant. Brian Deines has done a fabulous job once again.

Grassland 3, Beyond the Mask comes out in September. I can hardly wait. I plan to do a book launch in Portland to celebrate.

I'm continuing to write an historical novel (WWI flying ace) and work on a new novel that takes place on Lindisfarne, Holy Island, North Umberland, England.

thanks for all your good wishes!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

One Hockey Night

Hi all

One Hockey Night will be coming out this year. It is the sequel to The Hockey Tree. I'm looking forward to thinking and talking about again in schools!'s playoff time!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


We took our kids to see Women's hockey, Canada versus Slovakia at the 2010 Olympics. While it was exciting to watch our Canadian women play it was equally delightful to be a part of the crowd, to hear thousands of voices singing the anthem or giving a standing O for the Slovakian team's effort. It is the stuff of stories!

Monday, February 1, 2010


I'm writing a piece of historical fiction right now as well as fantasy.