Archive for February 2012

Spring is in the Air!




In the afternoon of my third annual visit to Bedford South School, I made bookings to fly to Gander in Newfoundland in May.


I’d heard via my website from a teacher in Gambo (to the east of Gander, the nearest airport), whose students have been reading “The Nine Lives of Travis Keating” and “The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy“; she said how neat it would be if I could visit.


Now that my son and his family don’t live in Newfoundland any more, I miss my twice-annual trips to “The Rock“. The teacher is from Fogo Island, a place I’ve often wanted to go. And maybe spring is in the air!


Anyway, after a flurry of emails, I’m going to Gambo and Fogo Island, and I’m very excited about it.

Annual Visit to Bedford South School




Today I made my third annual visit to Bedford South School – two grade four classes who have been reading “The Nine Lives of Travis Keating.” I received such a warm welcome, heard some wonderful similies and some inventive writing, and answered many many questions. It really was a pleasure.


Oh, and for the first time in all the schools I’ve been to, I got to read the last three chapters of the book to the class who hadn’t quite been able to finish it before I arrived – and that was so satisfying.


Thank you to the teachers and all the students!

Magical Photo’s of Paper Mill Lake




I walk every day, and am fortunate to live across the road from Paper Mill Lake. Some photos from a magical walk: crisp new snow and blue skies, and yep, my fingers were cold and the camera battery ran out of juice all too soon!

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Home Truths
Home Truths

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ratings: 143 (avg rating 4.20)


The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy
The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy

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ratings: 69 (avg rating 4.19)


The Nine Lives of Travis Keating
The Nine Lives of Travis Keating

reviews: 26

ratings: 91 (avg rating 4.16)


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Nix Minus One

reviews: 6

ratings: 13 (avg rating 4.15)


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Brevity of Red, The

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