Outrun a Croc

Happy News!

Jun 4, 2015 | Posted by in Outrun a Croc | 0

Whoa! Did anyone else just blink and find that JUNE is here?! I’ve been buried in drafting lately, but I wanted to share some happy stuff from the last few weeks! In May, I got to attend the OLA’s Forest of Reading program, and their annual Red Maple Award ceremony. I was nominated along withRead more …

Red Maple Nominee!

Oct 15, 2014 | Posted by in books, for-teachers, Outrun a Croc | 4

MY CHEEKY MONKEYS! I can finally share my news this morning! HOW TO OUTRUN A CROCODILE WHEN YOUR SHOES ARE UNTIED is nominated for the Forest of Reading RED MAPLE AWARD! The Forest of Reading is Canada’s largest children’s lit festival (think Woodstock for kids books!), and I’m absolutely floored, honored, and bouncy-giddy to beRead more …

A CROC Activity Kit!

Sep 10, 2014 | Posted by in for-teachers, Outrun a Croc, science | 0

Teachers, librarians, and parents: this one’s for you! The amazing folks at Jabberwocky Kids have put together a How to Outrun a Crocodile ACTIVITY KIT! It’s adorable, clever, and FULL of fun activities for your classroom, so hop to it and download your copy! Let me know what you think! [wpdm_file id=1]

A Thank You

Jun 10, 2014 | Posted by in Outrun a Croc | 1

WOW. It’s been a week since HOW TO OUTRUN A CROCODILE was officially released into the wild, and I have to admit–I am completely overwhelmed! I feel like the luckiest author around. Some of you (most of you?) probably know that I’m Canadian, and living in Canada. Because the release dates for US and Canada oftenRead more …

Crocodile SWAG!

May 26, 2014 | Posted by in Outrun a Croc | 1

Well, my cheeky monkeys, the time is almost here! In just over a week, CROC will be cruising its way to a bookstore near you. And the amazing folks at Sourcebooks Jabberwocky are at it again! Check out what I just received in the mail. CROCMARKS!   Paired with stickers and postcards (so you can write yourRead more …

CROC gets a STAR!

May 1, 2014 | Posted by in Outrun a Croc | 0

I have the happiest news to share today! KIRKUS reviewed my book and gave it a STAR! I was able to stop freaking out long enough to cut/paste the review. (And possibly print if off and roll around with it.) Here’s what they said: KIRKUS REVIEW Living in a zoo wouldn’t be so bad if theRead more …

Book #2 Cover Reveal!

Apr 28, 2014 | Posted by in books, Outrun a Croc, Outswim A Shark | 1

BA-DUM. BA-DUM. BA-DUMDUM DUMDUM DUMDUM DUMDUMDUMDUMDUMDUMDUMDUMDUM. Okay looking back I probably should have just embedded the JAWS theme here, but you can pretend for me, because I come bearing SHARKS! What a WHIRLWIND these past few months have been! With one month to go before Book 1 of the MY LIFE IS A ZOO series isRead more …

My Very First Blurb!

Mar 7, 2014 | Posted by in books, Outrun a Croc | 0

Okay, deep breath. MY BOOK GOT ITS FIRST BLURB! And, ladies and gents, it just so happens to be from one of the coolest writers around, none other than Anna Staniszewski. Her books have been auto-buys for me for ages, because of her hilarious characters and fresh takes on tween drama. It’s totally possible thatRead more …

Cover Lovin’!

Jan 8, 2014 | Posted by in Outrun a Croc | 2

What a week it’s been so far! I’m hard at work at the second book in the MY LIFE IS A ZOO series, but came out of the cave to post something beautiful! My debut MG has a COVER! Several lovely people joined in on a cover reveal a few days ago, but in caseRead more …

Goodreads! (and red pandas!)

Sep 19, 2013 | Posted by in books, Outrun a Croc | 2

Update! I am happy to report that my book HOW TO OUTRUN A CROCODILE WHEN YOUR SHOES ARE UNTIED is up on GOODREADS! Ahh! If you are a Goodreads person, GO FORTH AND CLICKITY-CLICK! Also! It is on Amazon now! Things are getting REAL! If that’s not enough wildlife for you, here is Lincoln, theRead more …