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  • Author Visit – Doshisha International School (Kyoto)

    On Monday, January 27th, I was lucky enough to be invited to Doshisha International School (同志社国際中学・高等学校)in Kyoto.  Visiting Doshisha was very interesting, because the curriculum is roughly … more

  • “Isn’t It Boring To Visit This Place Every Year?” – Thoughts on a School Trip

    In October, I took a group of 10th graders on a five-day hiking trip to Shikoku, the smallest and least visited of Japan’s four main islands.  It … more

  • Great Football in an Empty Stadium – the 2013 Under-20 World Cup in Turkey

    Just before heading to Turkey for a holiday this summer, I happened to notice that the country was hosting the 2013 Under-20 World Cup at the time … more

  • The 2013 Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) in Singapore

    Between May 26-28, I was fortunate enough to attend the Asian Festival of Children’s Content in Singapore.  This year, the AFCC was held at the National Library … more

  • A Visit to Canadian International School in Singapore

    I would like to thank the students and teachers at both campuses of Canadian International School in Singapore for hosting my author visit on Monday, May 26th. … more

  • Attending a Grade 1 Student Book Launch

    I recently visited the Grade One classes of Yokohama International School, where students asked me some very interesting questions, such as… During my visit, the students invited … more

  • “Playing Favourites” listed by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre

      I awoke this morning to some great news.  The Canadian Children’s Book Centre will be featuring Playing Favourites in the Spring edition of Best Books for … more

  • “Breakaway” and “Playing Favourites” Featured!

    Thanks to my publishers, Lorimer & Co., for featuring two of my novels, Breakaway and Playing Favourites, in their newsletter this month!           … more

  • A Visit to Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan

    Last Friday (March 8th), I was lucky enough to visit two Grade 4 classes at Canadian Academy in Kobe during some downtime in a soccer tournament. The … more

  • The 2013 Tokyo International Literary Festival

    On Sunday, March 3rd, I was fortunate to be able to attend the final day of the first Tokyo International Literary Festival (東京国際文芸フェス), which was held at … more