Thursday, May 26, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I am just back from a brilliant vacation in the UK and Ireland. Whilst wandering around London, we stumbled upon the theatre that will showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Very exciting!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

What Makes a Bestseller? | Jonny Geller | TEDxOxford


Jonny Geller, agent extraordinaire, gives a very cool Ted Talk on what makes a bestseller. He also talks about how reading simply makes us better people. :) He also has some great writing tips.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Rosemary McCarney, children’s author and Canada’s Ambassador to the UN

Quill and Quire recently interviewed Rosemary McCarney who is Canada's Ambassador to the UN and the author of the Rosie the Red books. Rosie the Red was inspired by McCarney's own childhood and her rebellious ways. Next up for this amazing woman is a follow up to Because I'm a Girl; Because I'm a Boy
which will be coming this Fall...the book is awesome!

Friday, April 29, 2016

How Y'all, Youse and You Guys Doing?



Here is a fun quiz on American dialects that the New York Times did. 
Apparently I speak Buffalonian...I'm not sure how I feel about that although Toronto is pretty close so it makes sense. HMH is coming out with a book this Fall called Speaking American.
The quiz is great fun, but this book dives down and explains why you say what you say with incredibly beautiful and fascinating maps that will have readers mesmerized.
Give it a whirl!