Wednesday, October 26, 2011


There's been a lot of Tintin news these days (can't wait for the movie!).

Here's a flight of fancy. Tintin as a Canadian saving the Stanley Cup.

I mean, his dog is named Snowy (at least in English)... shouldn't he be Canadian?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sneak Peek Neil Flambe #4

I handed in the pics for Neil Flambe #4 yesterday. NF and the Tokyo Treasure. It's due out next year but I can tell you there will be some manga... here's a sneak preview.

Monday, October 17, 2011


So I'm up for the Silver Birch Award again! Multiple times, as it turns out.... which is completely mind-blowing.

Neil Flambe #2 is up for fiction. Neil #1 won the award this year (thus the picture). And as with last year, great co-nominees. It is honestly an amazing honour to be included with all these amazing writers.

Canadians are so lucky to have such a great kid-oriented literary culture and we authors are so lucky to have such amazing librarians and educators... and readers too!

Game Day is nominated in the non-fiction category as is Cathy Rondina's Don't Touch that Toad! which I was honoured to illustrate.

See everyone in May!

Friday, October 14, 2011

See ya tomorrow!

I'm giving a talk on non-fiction tomorrow at the Young Writer's Festival... at the North York Central Library.

It is definitely a different challenge than writing fiction.... and is often more rewarding.

I loved giving the people in Game Day a chance to shine. The book is a series of stories about all the people behind the scenes in sports.

They inspire me. They have to do their jobs just as well as pro athletes... or else the athletes are not going to be able to do anything.

Do they get the recognition? The money? No.

Are they happy? Yes.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

School visits

I'm gearing up for another busy year of visiting schools.


Just send me an email (look over to the right for the contact info.)