Children's Books

I have always loved children's books. The older I became the more embarrassed  I was to spend hours and hours in the children's book section of libraries and bookstores. Eventually I realized I was there because secretly that's what I wanted to do - write novels for young adults and illustrate picture books. 

Qaqavii is my latest book and will be released March 15th 2019. It's inspired by my dog team adventures along the coast of Hudson Bay and promises to take you onto thrilling armchair adventure. When 15-year-old Emmylou arrives in Churchill, Manitoba, all she can think about is getting out of town before she ends up on the wrong end of a polar bear dinner. Emmylou's outlook begins to change when she meets Barnabas, a young Inuk who is training sled dogs for the gruelling Arctic Quest. But her real Northern adventure begins when she falls for a spirited yet unruly puppy by the name of Qaqavii (pronounced Kakavee) who turns her entire world upside down.

Qaqavii can be ordered through Red Deer Press,
your local bookstore or amazon. 

When the Trees Crackle with Cold is a book about the traditional moon calendar of the Cree people. It's inspired by my friend and Cree language and culture teacher Bernice Johnson-Laxdal's childhood memories of growing up in Ile-a-la-Crosse.

When the Trees Crackle with Cold
 can be ordered through Your Nickel's Worth Publishing,
your local bookstore or from me directly.

Sled dogs, wilderness, old-time stories and northern Saskatchewan. This YA novel tells the story of 13-year old Jeremy who gets pressured into pulling a stray dog's tail. Knowing instantly what he has done is wrong he tries to do amends and befriends the dog. When Jeremy meets Yellow Dog's owner a friendship develops between the old man and the young boy that takes Jeremy beyond anything he ever imagined......

Yellow Dog can be ordered through Red Deer Press
or your local bookstore or amazon.