Like many high school graduates, Penelope Kildare is confronted with planning for her future. Unlike most of her peers, Penelope has Down Syndrome. Sweet and stubborn, Penelope has grown up challenging stereotypes but when she applies for college, she finds opposition lies closer to home than she ever imagined. https://read.amazon.ca/kp/embed?asin=B09QZ9987H&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_VHKNDERV75HT6M7HGZY5
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!
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
To all of you who have purchased a copy of any of my books, I wanted to say thank you! For the teachers who have bought books for their classrooms, for librarians who are using the books for reading clubs and subscription boxes and for everyone who has gifted one of my books to a…… Continue reading Thank You!
Free for readers of this website, the first chapter of my newest novel, Penelope. I hope you love reading about her as much as I enjoyed creating her story! Comment below and share! I’d love to hear what you think! CHAPTER 1 Penelope Kildare hung up her apron and marvelled again at how blessed she…… Continue reading Penelope: Chapter One
Some people are surprised to learn that I write teen and young adult fiction since I am decades removed from my teenage years. The answer is because I remember. I remember what it was like to be a country kid in a school full of town kids, not having the right clothes, not knowing what…… Continue reading Because I remember
I wrote Penelope at a very dark time in my life with the hope of being lifted out of the sadness by a bright, compelling character. It worked. As Penelope came to life, I was able to see glimmers of days without despair. Now that the story is complete, I hope that it brings that…… Continue reading Penelope’s Story
Penelope is available for pre-order! Unexpected and inspirational, Penelope will have you cheering her on as she reaches for her dreams. “Penelope is heartwarming, humorous and inspiring.” ~Jennifer Kropf, author of The Winter Souls Series “Penelope will capture your heart from the get-go and open your eyes to a whole new world…” ~Sara Kennerley, author…… Continue reading Ready or Not!
Author copies of Through the Fire are available! Comment below if you’d like me to set one aside for you! Through the Fire is a story of loss and temptation, love and betrayal, friendship and loyalty, hope and redemption. It is a young man’s struggle to find meaning, purpose and fulfillment all while trying to…… Continue reading Author copies available!