Authoring Outside

Let’s be honest… Most of my author life is spent indoors – at home, on my computer, in schools, at libraries, on trains… But this Fall has been a little bit different. I’ve had the pleasure of being an author OUTSIDE. And you know what? It was really nice!


On September 8th I was invited to present my new picture books Treasure and Sergeant Billy at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival. The youth stage was abuzz with authors, illustrators, storytellers and singers. Families cam out in droves to listen and participate in our stories. We even hosted a 10th birthday party for Stella, Marie-Louise Gay’s now famous spunky redhead character. It was cloudy, it was a little chilly and it was perfect!



Then, on September 22nd, I presented Trésor and Treasure in the Rose Garden at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington. This was during Nature Tales – a special day of nature-themed stories by children’s authors and performers organized by the stellar crew of Telling Tales. On this occasion, I was presenting with Irene Luxbacher, illustrator of Treasure. Authors and illustrators don’t often get to present together so this was twice as special. I got to hang out with a talented creators while quite literally smelling the roses.

Thank you all for getting me out of the house.

I would love to do it again sometime soon 😉