I'm excited to announce my new life, beginning in just two weeks. I am leaving the satisfying and demanding career of teaching and librarianship for the pleasures of full time writing on Gabriola Island.
My second novel, Baggage (working title!) is being published next year by Coteau, the wonderful publishers and promoters who put my first novel, Fishtailing, into the path of awards committees, reviewers and kids across the country.
We are done with the editing process (though as a writer, you are never truly "done") and are now into the long process of creating a real, hands-on book, with a cover, a blurb, a marketing plan and all those other things that go into what ends up on bookstore shelves.
Release date is April, 2019. Keep watching for progress reports.