As soon as Orca sent me a copy of the cover for Button Hill, I became an instant Serena Malyon fan. Serena is the artist / illustrator Orca hired to develop the artwork for the cover and jacket. Dekker and Riley seemed to have jumped out of the book the way I imagined them, and landed… Read more »
Monthly Archives: May 2015
READERS – YOU DECIDE: WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
You should be warned some Button Hill spoilers lay just beneath the surface of this blog. Dig down even a bit, and you may learn things you’ll wish you hadn’t – if you haven’t finished the story yet. Still here? Alright; remember you were warned. So I arrive at school on Wednesday, to discover this note on… Read more »
BUTTON HILL NOMINATED FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE
I just learned today that Button Hill has been nominated for the 2015 Kirkus Prize – in the Young Readers Literature category. From the Kirkus website: ABOUT THE KIRKUS PRIZE “The Kirkus Prize is one of the richest literary awards in the world, with a prize of $50,000 bestowed annually to authors of fiction,… Read more »
ANATOMY OF A BOOK LAUNCH
April 27th 2015 was, in the words of SpongeBob, the best day ever. But it was also a very surreal day. It was the day McNally Robinson Bookstore in Saskatoon hosted my book launch for Button Hill. I first suspected I may be crossing into the borderlands between Dayside and Nightside when I saw an… Read more »