Strawberry Tea arrived this morning in time for the local Northern Ontario Book Fair on Saturday, Aug. 20th in downtown Timmins! New arrival: Strawberry Tea, a picture book about sharing The book fair takes place on Third Ave. from 10 am – 4 pm. In case of inclement weather we will move inside to the…… Continue reading Strawberry Tea has arrived!
There is a shift in the air. The breeze is fresher now and the leaves are starting to show some colour. Fall is coming, at least here in Northern Ontario, and thoughts are starting to turn back to school. With many families choosing to homeschool, I wanted to offer you a special discount for language…… Continue reading Back to homeschool special
Today is an exciting day for Letters in the Woods! The shortlist for the Word Awards was announced and Letters in the Woods, illustrated by Sara Thompson, was chosen as a finalist in the children’s fiction/non-fiction category. The Word Awards is a national award hosted by The Word Guild to recognize excellence in Christian writing.…… Continue reading Letters in the Woods is a finalist in the Word Awards
Finding good stories with traditional values can be difficult in today’s woke culture. Chicken Scratch Books fills that need with quality middle grade books that uphold the values families are striving to pass on to their children. With each book, Chicken Scratch Books also offers two novel studies to enhance the child’s literature and reading…… Continue reading Look for the chicken for good kidlit
UNBETROTHED by Candice Pedraza Yamnitz caught my eye with its beautiful cover. I was curious as to what inspired its author and reached out to her with the following questions. Q. Tell us about UNBETROTHED. Where did you find the inspiration for the book? When did you first start writing it? What was the writing…… Continue reading Creating relatable characters in Christian YA: An interview with Candice Pedraza Yamnitz
Canada Day 2022, a day of exploring back roads with a good friend, enjoying our freedom and our beautiful country. Mama and baby bears New favourite spot Wildflower walk
Do you have a desire to write a book but don’t know where to start? Do you have a great idea burning in your soul, keeping you up at night but you have no idea how to get it written? If so, know that you are not alone. I have written four novels for young…… Continue reading New writers’ workshop
I first discovered Anne Eliza Sey on an Instagram live with author Candice Pedraza Yamnitz who spoke to Anne about her work in connecting families with libraries. Too often, parents become discouraged when trying to find wholesome books with traditional values for their children in our public library system. Parents can become convinced that those…… Continue reading Reuniting families and libraries: an interview with Anne Eliza Sey
I am celebrating the first day of summer with the release of the cover for my newest picture book Strawberry Tea! Featuring illustrations by Northern Ontario artist Sara Thompson, this story filled with whimsical forest creatures explores the value of sharing in building friendship.
Warrick Lake I found this long lake last summer hidden behind a pretty highway pull off. Muffled by forest, the absence of road noise makes it seem like it is in the middle of nowhere. Perfect calm water with the occasional startled beaver splash.