Tag Archive: Japanese

Oct 05

Thank you to LIVE YOUR DREAM

Crystal Stranaghan, creator of LIVE YOUR DREAM website along with Jared Hunt, has posted an interview with me on their website. Most of you will know Crystal as the “Project Director/Tech Genius/Videographer” for my recent iBook re-launch of Fly Catcher Boy. That’s a pretty long title but believe me, this woman has more skills than …

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Sep 14

My Top 20 SCBWI Nuggets….

As impossible as it seems, over one month ago I sat in a huge ballroom along with 1,199 other children’s book writers and illustrators from 46 states and 19 countries eagerly anticipating the 41st annual Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators-LA  conference. The 171 men, 942 women, and 122 undeclared came from a variety of professional backgrounds,  including my personal …

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Jul 17

Behind the scenes with iBook vocabulary

I was visiting with a friend the other day.  He’s got a young son and was curious to see my new iBook so I opened it up and began walking him through it.  He engaged right away, enjoying the “read-to-me” audio and the “touch-to-play” pronunciation glossary feature.  “This is great; I think my boy will like this.  Looks …

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Jul 12

Meet Jacquie Pearce, BC author

I met Jacquie Pearce at my first CWILL (Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC) meeting in 2007.  My book was in the hands of Gumboot Books Publishing and Crystal Stranaghan, Founder, happened to be the president of CWILL.  After the meeting I got to know Jacquie as we shared experiences about Japan. We continue to have a personal and professional relationship …

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Jul 04

Thank you Keen Readers!

Sure, the writing and publishing road can be fraught with potholes, detours, or unexpected dead ends yet there are so many success stories, not all of them measured by best-sellers or high-profile book tours.  While my own publishing story came down to “right place, right time”, it was also loaded with all that is wonderful and exciting in a first …

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Jun 05

Is this a boy’s book?

May 26th dawned with the promise of sunshine and warm(ish) temperatures.  Spring on the BC coast is sketchy at best.  I dressed in my performance gear–white jeans, a long sleeved white shirt and my “happi coat”, lovingly made by one of my adult students in Japan in the 90s.  I treasure that garment and wear it …

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Sep 26

My new Fan; meet “J”…

I know many authors who have huge followings; authors who have been at this writing biz for a few…or many years.  I write for kids.  I had three of my own so I should have some idea what makes them tick…not that this qualifies me for anything really! Recently I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with family …

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