writer – editor – translator

I am a writer, editor and translator with more than 15 years’ experience, both in-house and freelance. Writer I have written hundreds of articles about entertainment, children’s literature, health, travel, home décor and parenting for various publications, including The Globe and Mail, Canadian Living, Homemakers, Homemakers.com, The New York Times, Help! We’ve Got Kids, QuillContinue reading “writer – editor – translator”

My Kind of Candy Store

The One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale is a feast for the eyes. It’s impossible to leave without an artisanal little something (or two) tucked under an arm (or two). Of the 800 Canadian artisans at this year’s show, 150 are new exhibitors, bringing their talent and passion to what can only beContinue reading “My Kind of Candy Store”

My middle-grade fiction reading list

To better my own writing and to get a real lesson in crafting a middle grade novel, a friend of mine sent me a reading list: Holes by Louis Sachar Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead Anything by Roald Dahl (I’ve read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and JamesContinue reading “My middle-grade fiction reading list”

The Art of the Picture Book Exhibition

Love this bit of news I received today from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre: The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will present The Art of the Picture Book from September 11 to October 14, 2012. Eighty illustrators will be represented, including Ruth Ohi, Werner Zimmermann, Barbara Reid and Michael Martchenko. Two days after the exhibit closes,Continue reading “The Art of the Picture Book Exhibition”