Most mornings, I wake up early, make a strong coffee and write for an hour or two before my kids wake up. And then, it's time for a run, when the morning air is crisp and the streets are quiet. Running helps me work through problems with the plot in a book, or develop a character.
After a run, it's time to head to the elementary school in Winnipeg where I work as a Teacher-Librarian. I don't just write books, I read them too! And encourage my students to find books that excite and engage them. I believe that every child is a reader...and a writer!
This photo is from the Manitoba Book Awards when Tori by Design won The McNally Robinson Book of the Year for Young People Award. It was an exciting night!
Take a peek at an interview I did in Winnipeg for my book, 'The Fall'.