Children's Books

I have always loved children's books. Even when I was an adult I spent 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 and illustrate books for kids. 

My latest book Fox and Bear is a story about how always wanting more often leaves us with less. It's a book that makes us think how we walk on this earth. All the illustrations are made of reused paper and cardboard.

Fox and Bear can be ordered through
your favourite book store or Red Deer Press.

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 or your bookstore.
It is also available as ebook with Cree audio in the n, y, and th-dialect.
This Cree Seasons Activity Book is full of colouring pages, word searches, mazes,
and crafts. It is a fun way to learn Cree and can be ordered through
While children are staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic
you may download it here for free:
Cree Season Activity Book

When We Had Sled Dogs is inspired by late Ida Tremblay's memories of growing up on the trapline in Northern Saskatchewan. Sadly, Ida passed away just before the book was printed. Ida and her stories will always have a very special spot in my heart.

When We Had Sled Dogs can be ordered through YNWP,
your local bookstore or through me.

Qaqavii is my latest novel. 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. 

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.