What a good question! And it’s the first one I received via my new website from a fan, so I wanted to include my response here. If you have a question that you’re dying to ask me too, please write to me – I promise to respond, and I might include your question here too!… Read more »
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Read more than you write. Read what you love. Challenge yourself to read things you didn’t think you would be into. For me, I’m a sci-fi and fantasy junkie. But make myself read all kinds of non-fiction, and I have better ideas for writing because of it. Write every day if you can. Your subconscious… Read more »
Right now I’m working on a sequel to Button Hill. Dekker and Riley left some unfinished business in Nightside at the end of the story, and some of the citizens of Nightside have been waking me up at night to tell me that they’re not finished with Dekker and Riley, either. Also, where Dekker and… Read more »
Great question! Button Hill is the name of the small town where Dekker and Riley go to live with their strict Great-Aunt Primrose. The town is built onto the top of a hill that sticks out in the middle of the prairies. I thought of the name, Button Hill, because it’s one of the places… Read more »
One day I was reading Ezra Jack Keats picture books to some kids at school. In one, I saw a painting of a cat disappearing behind a door that had been turned on its side, and was leaning against a wall. It made me wonder what would happen if a boy opened a door to… Read more »
I’ll be answering questions about my upcoming novel for young readers, Button Hill – to be published by Orca Books in April 2015!