This launch is in conjunction with the Toronto Playgrounds “Lights on 3” event, lighting up Diamond 3 thanks to a generous donation from the Toronto Blue Jays Foundation.
I’ll be signing copies of Sliding Home, along with fellow author Nancy Miller, who is debuting her first YA novel Gang Girls.
We’ll be upstairs, near the children’s books.
Hope to see you there!
Get it now and find out what The Blues have been up to!
For information about Sliding Home’s prequel, Tagged Out, click here.
My next novel is called Sliding Home — it comes out in January 2018, through Lorimer Publishing.
The other day I was on Toronto Island (where I hardly ever go) doing some research. I put a toonie in a Coke machine and THIS is what came out! I didn’t even notice until my husband and I had drunk nearly half of it.
If this isn’t a good omen for Sliding Home, I don’t know what is!
My son is one of 10 young baseball players that Coop (and several other North York coaches) have coached over the years. A bunch of those kids happened to be playing, so he came by to see how his young proteges were faring.
As you’ll know if you’ve read Tagged Out, the real-life Coop let me use his name for the Coach of the fictional Toronto Blues. “Coop” will also feature in the upcoming Home Team (to be published in 2018).
In Tagged Out, I gave Coop a faux hawk but I think the real-life Coop was none-too-pleased about that. For Home Team, I’m thinking I’ll let him keep the beard. What do you think?
The rain has cancelled my son’s two games today and all of the games at Christie Pits. But if you read Tagged Out, you know what “rain” means to the kids on The Blues — Mudball!
So, instead of writing the chapter about the Blues vs. the Pirates for my new book, Home Team, I’m instead writing the Mudball chapter.
I’m listening to the sounds the rain makes on my roof, and putting Miguel in that situation. And what it looks like on the window, and on the street, and in the trees. We all have memories of rain, but it’s great to have the rain dictate its characteristics, directly, in its own way. All I’m doing is listening, and writing it down. And calling it “Chapter 9.”
Rain, rain don’t go away — because it’s Mudball time.
Or how I got out of gym and recess for a whole year in elementary school (not that it’s a good thing…)?
Check out this profile in the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s newsletter.
Yeah… probably not the principal’s best call, to let me out of gym and recess… but I do thank him for it!
Nope, it’s not a joke–that’s me knocking on the cover of the new US version of Tagged Out. Exciting! Seeing as this is my first novel… these are my first hardcover editions. Oh, and you can order one from Amazon.com here. Um, if you’re in the States.