Saturday, October 31, 2015

Interview with CBC's Stephen Quinn

Here is my interview with the CBC's On the Coast host Stephen Quinn. The interview is about 7 minutes long.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Teachers Guide presentation at BCSSTA

I was fortunate enough to be able to present the recently completed Teachers' Guide for Caravaggio: Signed in Blood at the BC Social Studies Teachers Association Conference yesterday. The guide is now downloadable in .pdf form on the "Teacher Resources" page of my website.

My workshop wasn't until the afternoon, which meant I spent the morning selling books at a table kindly shared with Rosia Godoma and Nicola Jurinovic, who volunteer for the Educate Girls Network, an important non-profit agency. Check out their website and the good work they do!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Some photos from Word Vancouver

Here's a post that should have come out a month ago! Ugh.

Word Vancouver: What an excellent way to spend a sunny Sunday in Vancouver.

I happened to run into Aleesah Darlinson, children's writer from Australia, quite by accident. She was in line at the presenters' booth where I was getting my name tag. I heard the unmistakable accent, and guessing that she was one of my fellow panelists, risked the introduction. (I know. I'm quite a sleuth!)

We were early and had a nice opportunity to get acquainted before the rest of the crew arrived.

L to R: Aleesah Darlinson, Janet Whyte, D.R. Graham, Lori Sherritt-Fleming, et moi. Notice the prominent product placement to the lower right. :)

Before the panel began, I learned from Danielle that Nina Matsumoto, penciller for Simpson's comics, was doing "Simpsonized" portraits for $10 next door. I managed to get one done in a mere five minutes!

After the talk, I sat down with Stan Persky to sign a few books for 32 Books, the official bookseller for the Festival.

I like the epithet.