From time to time, I post news on my blog relating to conferences, books, events and memorable experiences.  You can access the blog entries by clicking on the posts, below.  Please feel free to make comments or ask questions!

  • How “Truth and Movies” brought me back to the wonders of film

    There is a well-known fairy tale here in Japan about a boy named Urashima Taro. In the story, Taro travels under the sea to visit the Dragon […]

  • “Run For Your Life” Selected by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre

    Recently, I received some wonderful news about Run for Your Life (2017): the Canadian Children’s Book Centre have chosen the novel as a starred selection! Along with including Run for […]

  • “Run for Your Life” Hits Bookstore Shelves!

    I am thrilled to announce that Run for Your Life, my sixth novel for Canadian publishers Lorimer & Co., was published on August 1, 2017. The book is […]

  • There’s No Place Like Home – Author Visits in Rossland, BC

    No matter how far we go, no matter how old we get, our schools stay with us. For better and for worse. All of my novels contain […]

  • “Meet the World” Event in Odaiba (Tokyo)

    Recently, I was privileged to be invited to be a guest speaker at Meet the World, a unique series of events hosted by the Minato Ward office […]

  • 2016 Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) – Country of Focus: Japan

    This year’s Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) was particularly special for me, as the Country of Focus was the place where I have lived and worked […]