Here are some of the things I got up to when promoting The Stowaways. I’ve met many wonderful teachers, librarians and booksellers who are committed to giving children access to authors. Thank you, all! 

April 17, 2018 Tatamagouche Elementary School, visit with grades 2, 3 and 4 to talk about The Stowaways (which their teachers read to them ❤ <3) and also show them the miniatures and puppets I have been designing and making for a picture book series

April 29th, 2017 Authors for Indies (international event) – supporting Woozles Books, Halifax, from 10am-12pm.

June 5, 2016 Atlantic Bookseller’s Breakfast, presenting the fabulous Sky Pig for fellow Pajama Press writer Jan Coates and illustrator Suzanne Del Rizzo

May 19, 2016 Elizabeth Sutherland School, visit with grades 3 & 4

April 30, 2016 Author For Indies Day, working as a bookseller at Woozles! Halifax 12-1pm

April 23, 2016 Children’s Literacy Festival, Kentville, NS.

kentville book fair
At the Kentville book fair with two giggly readers

April 22, 2016  Halifax Independent School, visit with grades 3/4 to talk about the sequel to The Stowaways. (Incredible discussion!)

Sept 19, 2015   Presented my citation as judge for the winner of the Atlantic Writing Competition’s Children’s Literature category, at Word on The Street, Halifax

With the winner of the children’s lit. category of the AWC 2015, Sara Jewell

April 30, 2015   Reading, George Town Primary School, Grand Cayman

April 25, 2015   Reading, George Town Public Library, Grand Cayman

March 27, 2015   Live signing of The Stowaways for the winner of the SJAM school fundraising auction, Halifax

November 18-25, 2014   Labrador Creative Arts Festival. 30+ presentations to children of all ages in the Happy Valley – Goose Bay area.

Me at the TD Gala with Karen Bass, winner of the Geoffrey Bilson award for historical fiction for her (amazing!) YA novel, Graffiti Knight

November 6, 2014   Canadian Children’s Literature Award TD Gala. The Stowaways was nominated for the Monica Hughes Science Fiction and Fantasy Award! Major big deal!!! Toronto.

November 5, 2014   Reading to 100 grade 3/4s! C.H. Norton School, Burlington, Ontario

October 2014   Judge for Woozles bookstore’s annual children’s writing contest (So much fun!), Halifax

Gracefully eating the mic at WOTS Halifax

September 21, 2014   Reading, Word on the Street, Halifax.

July 2014  Presenter to booksellers, Atlantic Book Fair, Halifax

May 15 2014  Reading, Atlantic Book Festival, Elizabeth Sutherland School, Halifax

May 21 2014  Atlantic Book Awards Gala, nominee for the Ann Connor Brimer Award for The Stowaways, Charlottetown, PEI

From left: me with fellow nominees Janet Cameron, Jan Coates and Jill MacLean. Charlottetown PEI

May 4 2014  Presenter, Woozle’s New book Bash, Halifax

February 24, 2014  Reading, Halifax Independent School (alma mater!), Halifax

April 2014  Nomination announced, Ann Connor Brimer Award, The Stowaways.

April 1 2014 Official release of The Stowaways in the USA!

March 2014  Nomination announced, Canadian Library Association’s Book of The Year Award, The Stowaways.

December 23 2013 CBC radio. Wrote a mini radio play of The Stowaways, aired in the Maritime provinces of Canada. Played the part of Rory!

Halifax  launch of The Stowaways — what you can’t see is the 100 degree heat and the 110 people packed in a tiny room. But I was on cloud nine!

November 19, 2013  Book Launch for The Stowaways, hosted at the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia and emceed by the lovely Carmen Klassen (CBC), Halifax

November 17, 2013   Global Morning with Crystal Garrett: click the pic to watch my first interview ever! No, I was not nervous at all. 😉

Global scree
Check out that beautiful book ribbon!

November 9, 2013 Book Launch for The Stowaways, hosted by Pajama Press, Toronto

October 15, 2013  Official release of The Stowaways in Canada

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