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I was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the land of four distinct seasons. The winters are so long!

Wintry days and nights inspired me to read many, many books, the most important thing a writer can do. Of course other seasons inspired me, too! And as soon as I learned to hold a pencil I began writing poems, stories, and diaries.

I have always owned cats (or they have owned me, a cliché, but true!) Coincidentally, all our cats have been authors, and I’ve compiled their writing secrets in the essay “Why Cats Write.”

And I have always lived within walking distance of a library. (O.K. in California, within almost-walking, but driving distance!) I love to read and write, but I also love to talk--especially about writing.


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An interesting discussion on the SCBWI NCA list serv has made me aware of another block-inducing dilemma: wondering about your "genre" (for wont of another word ). If you are paralyzed by the question of "what" your book is, it is absolutely imperative for you to visualize your "audience". Rule: your main character is usually the same age or a bit older than th... Read more of this blog post »
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The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook
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For Your Eyes Only!
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Strudel Stories
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" Ella and I are searching through the library's Overdrive collection for a new audiobook to listen to. She loves cats, so this one's an obvious choice, but... "I dunno, Ella. It looks like it might have a dead cat in it."

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“You get a happy feeling helping someone read. You feel sort of like a wizard.”
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“Why not"! That is SO wise. So many things would be possible in this world if you thought "Why not?" all day long.”
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“It seems weird that an educational establishment would use the wrong spelling on purpose, but there you go.”
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