#DiverseCanLit at INSPIRE Toronto International Book Fair

Diversity, DJs, and DIY panel Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building) 255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6 Sunday, November 16 at 4:00 pm, Spark Stage Are you going to INSPIRE? Are you coming to see me speak? Of course you are! Thank you in advance for your support! ;) I have been excited

Survey! Looking for Diverse Books?

I often talk about the importance of “actively seeking” diverse books but maybe I underestimate how difficult that is. So tell me: what’s holding you back! Fill out the survey to share your thoughts. The survey is built for readers but writers and publishing folk are encouraged to give their specific perspectives in the “Other”

Friends of Merril present a Diversity in SFF Discussion

Lillian H. Smith Branch – Toronto Public Library 239 College St., Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R5 Saturday, September 27 at 7:00pm I can’t believe I almost missed this opportunity! When I was at BookCampTO I ran into Tonya Liburd. Our conversation was short since I had to get ready for my panel but she mentioned another

Challenge! Find #DiverseCanLit at Word on the Street

Word on the Street Toronto is this Sunday! If the Giller Prize longlist announcement wasn’t enough of an indication, this really ushers in the Fall publishing season. I first attended WOTS in 2011 as a volunteer and I loved it. There were so many people all there to go to author readings, gets autographs, and

Book Review – Like No Other by Una LaMarche

I don’t usually write book reviews, but Una LaMarche’s Like No Other was such a fun read that I was happy to examine it more closely for a review. Like No Other is a great YA contemporary romance.  Devorah and Jaxon meet when they get stuck in a hospital elevator together. As they start talking,

Q&A with Una LaMarche

I was quite chuffed when I started to see Una LaMarche’s Like No Other appear on diverse reading lists. I was happy to say I had read the ARC and enjoyed it. To get more background information for my review, I asked LaMarche a few questions about her book. Her answers were so interesting I

2014 New Year’s Resolutions: Update!

I can’t say I’ve been keeping track of my New Year’s Resolutions too closely but I am pleasantly surprised to see I’m doing well. 1)      Finish reading the Bible I’m not reading from start to finish. Instead I am skipping around so I don’t stall and lose momentum (usually around 2 Chronicles). I likely won’t