I am pretty pleased to introduce you to Trina St. Jean, a new Canadian YA writer . Interestingly story, I met Trina when I lived in Montreal through a mutual friend in the early part of the 2000s and she was talking about attending this mythical school where one could study children’s literature and work with writers like, Tim Wynne-Jones. It was only a few years later that I made the connection that it was the Vermont College of Fine Arts. When I discovered that Trina’s new YA novel, Blank —about a teen who wakes Read More
A friend and I always talk about how things feel fresh in September. Perhaps it is the “Back to School” vibe in the air, perhaps it is the changing seasons, perhaps it was because the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, always landed in September bringing in an opportunity for renewal. This Fall marks a couple of interesting shifts in my life, because I’m learning how to balance certain opportunities–opportunities that I’m so excited and grateful for–with my daily writing practice. Much of the summer I worked within my own schedule, allowing time to relax while also making Read More
I’m pretty excited to be part of this initiative. Laurie Morrison asked me to take part in a blog series called “My Writing Process.” My post will be up next week, alongside two of my favourite people, Laura Sibson and Ellar Cooper. My Writing Process
Benjamin Lefebvre’s resume is deeply impressive (see his bio below) and his passion for bringing all of L.M. Montgomery’s work and publications about her to the public has led to this outstanding first of three volumes, The L.M. Montgomery Reader. Volume One: A Life in Print. (Volume Two: A Critical Heritage is to be released this Spring.) This collection is not only exciting for those of us who are obsessed interested in L.M. Montgomery and her work, but it is also a fascinating look at the construction of an author, how the media could shape someone and Read More
Guest Post on L.M. Montgomery’s Research Group This week I guest blogged on the L.M. Montgomery Research Group in which I discuss the fervour this month over the bad Anne of Green Gables Cover. You can link on the title of this post to read it, or read it here.