On the 75th Anniversary of Maud’s Death…A Reflection

Seventy-five years ago today, on the 24 of April 1942, Maud died in her home, “Journey’s End,” on Riverside Drive in Toronto’s west end or Swansea Village. While the home is currently a private residence, there is a plaque in a park nearby commemorating the street. Today, CBC Books has compiled, 75 facts you might now know about Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery and #20th is Maud! They had also asked me for some “fun facts” of my own, which are also included. As you know, Maud kept a journal her whole life, but the last Read More

Fun Facts About Maud: Mel in Cavendish

One of the best parts about writing historical fiction is doing the research. I love discovering things that maybe people haven’t, or see something in a new way. Maud had been very careful about what she left behind. She burned her correspondence, so the only letters we have are the ones other people, like her best friend and cousin Penzie, and her two pen pals Ephraim Weber and G.B. MacMillan kept. Over the years, I visited the L.M. Montgomery sites and archives, exploring what she left behind. This helped me to connect to Maud, her time Read More

Fun Facts About MAUD: Maud and Her Times

It is hard to imagine but in MAUD’s Book Birthday is in 14 DAYS! The reviews have started  from Publisher’s Weekly, The Quill and Quire and Atlantic Book Today, as well as being featured as a Goodreads Best Books of the Month for April 2017, and  Indigo’s Spring YA Preview. There have also been some lovely tweets from early readers, and Reading Lark put an teaser on their blog this week. I’ve added a few other early interview’s here. I’m very grateful for all of the attention the book is getting. In anticipation for the launch, I’m going Read More

New! Maud Educator’s Guide

  Thanks to the amazing Debbie Gonzales, MAUD has an Educator’s Guide, geared to Grades 6 and up. The guide is featured on the left had side of the website under the Newsletter sign up (and while you’re there, sign up for my newsletter, too!). It is also on the main Maud’s World page.  Teachers and librarians (and anyone else who wants to learn and discuss Maud and her times) can download the PDF just by clicking on the image…FOR FREE! Debbie is the author of the soon-to-be published picture book, Playing Like a Girl, and an expert Read More