For teachers

Ideas for classroom discussion (and one activity) for Water Wow, suitable for Grades 4-7.

Ideas for classroom discussion for Eat Up, suitable for Grades 4-7.


My novel, Never Going Back, was chosen for the 2013 One Book One Kootenay. Here’s an interview about the novel.

Five poems published in Fire magazine (UK) in 2002. You have to scroll down the page to see my name.


Some books and writers I recommend

Caroline Adderson, writer of fiction for children and adults.

Christina Lamb, writer and foreign correspondent. Africa House, is about a castle in northern Zambia. House of Stone explores the history of Zimbabwe through the lives of two people, a farmer and the woman who became his nanny.

Billie Livingston, writer fiction and poetry for adults.

Mary-Rose MacColl, Australian writer of fiction, non-fiction, short stories, journalism, and essays.

Amanda Lohrey, Australian writer of fiction and essays.


Some books and writers my kids recommend

I, Bruno, because Bruno can speak car.

Judy Moody, Girl Detective, because there are a lot of toilet jokes.

The Little House books, because they want to find out what happens to Laura and Mary.

King Hugo’s Huge Ego and The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen, because they’re funny and they like the pictures.