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Leading up to the release of Button Hill, I imagined the official launch at the Saskatoon McNally Robinson on April 27 at 7:00pm  (you should come; there will be cookies and punch and reading) as the first big public moment in my life as an author. How wrong I was. I have experienced many wonderfully surreal… Read more »

Starred review by QUILL & QUIRE

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“A scrumptious Gothic treat, oozing high-calorie horror and delectable dread … Although Dekker’s quest seems hopeless at times, Bradford never lets him or the reader slide into complete despair. “A cheerful optimism bounces through the story, much of it coming from the upbeat, buoyant Riley … A rollicking good read, with adventures tumbling one after… Read more »


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To celebrate the release of Button Hill, I recently offered a giveaway on Goodreads. Never having done something like that before, I was hoping that the ten copies I had set aside would find appreciative homes. Imagine my utter delight to find that about 900 people entered the contest! I am truly grateful that so… Read more »


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“The atmospheric descriptions of the spooky scenes and inhabitants of Nightside create a strong sense of place, and the children’s well-crafted dialogue adds humor to balance macabre scenarios… “The action unfolds at a steady pace that will keep readers curious about what happens next.” [March 1, 2015]


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“A dark, yet delightful tale for readers who love the unexpected, who long for secret passages and who live for annoying their siblings. “When Dekker is trapped in the scary world beneath his strange Aunt’s spooky house, he and his sister have to discover what really matters to even have a hope of seeing the… Read more »


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Here’s another review for Button Hill that appeared today in CM Magazine.  I love reading the Canadian Review of Materials because it is a true labour of love: an all-volunteer crew of librarians, teachers, and professors review of what’s new in Canadian writing and illustration for youth. And they publish every week! So far reviews seem to… Read more »