A big bouquet of thanks!

My launch for How to Tend a Grave last week was a wonderful event! I’m happy to report that total nakedness didn’t happen, and I didn’t get crumbs on my dress either (more later). Thanks so much to everyone who came and made it such a success, and to...

Naked Book Launch!

At the launch of Lena Coakley’s Witchlanders in Toronto, with L.M. FalconeI love going to book launches. Other people’s book launches, that is. There’s so much to celebrate when a new book is released. I know firsthand how much work went into my friends’ books...

the amazing Anita Daher

For my new YA novel, I had the good fortune of working with the amazing Anita Daher. Not only is she the associate teen books editor at Great Plains Publications, but she has written five middle grade and two YA novels, which have been finalists for many awards....

an excerpt from my new book

How to Tend a Grave, published by Great Plains Teen Fiction, is available now. I’m so excited to share an excerpt with you here. Hope you enjoy it! “Liam slumps down onto the sorry pile of dirt that covers his mom’s grave. It’s been days since he cried and...

“Pianoball”

In honour of national poetry month, check out the April 13 post on Sylvia Vardel’s Poetry for Children blog. It features an interview with Carol-Ann Hoyte and Heidi Bee Roemer, co-editors of the forthcoming children’s poetry collection And the Crowd Goes...

Cover reveal!

Presenting the fabulous cover of my new YA novel, How to Tend a Grave, coming soon from Great Plains Teen Fiction! I absolutely love this cover! I wasn’t sure what the design team would come up with, since the story features both a guy and a girl, but I think...

Anything’s Possible!

I’ve now published another ebook on Smashwords. Anything’s Possible is a collection of three short stories for adults, written under my pen name, Elizabeth Sage. An earlier version of one of these stories won an award in a fiction contest and was published as a...

ebook sales exceed expectations!

I’ve finally published my first ebook on Smashwords and it’s selling better than I’d dared to hope. Finding Home is a revised and updated edition of a romantic thriller about a surrogate mother, written under my pen name Elizabeth Sage, originally...

With grateful remembrance, 11/11/11

I’m so proud that my parents and father-in-law served in the Canadian Armed Forces during WWII. Here’s my thank you and tribute to them in honour of Remembrance Day 2011. When my father enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in July, 1942, my...

the Cleavage connection

As co-editor of Cleavage: Breakaway Fiction for Real Girls, I’m always interested in the literary careers of the wonderful writers whose stories are featured in the book. From over a hundred submissions, Deb Loughead and I chose fifteen original stories to...