Annick Press


Penguin Group Canada - The publisher of the "Our Canadian Girl" Series.





Supported Causes




Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan - CW4WA - National Board


Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan – Oakville/Milton/Burlington/Hamilton


Little Women for Little Women


Zero Force - Even One Child Soldier is Too Many

Gulu Walk

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
A wonderful on line resource for educators and students wishing to learn more about the Holocaust.

Holocaust Centre of Toronto

Provides information on Holocaust Education Week in
Toronto. Also provides information on how to book a survivor to speak in your school or library.


IBBY Canada - Canadian Chapter of the International Board on Books

IBBY Canada - An international organization dedicated to supporting access to books for
children in countries that have suffered war, natural disasters, or other kinds of turmoil.


Canadian Children's Book Centre

A national non-profit and charitable organization that
supports and promotes Canadian books for children and teens.

Books and Writing


Different Drummer Books


Find an Independent Bookseller

The Canadian Children's Book Centre Profiles of authors and illustrators, directories of publishers and organizations, and information on various children's book awards.


The Writers' Union of Canada

A national organization of professional writers that works to advance conditions for all writers and to foster writing in Canada.



A national, professional group for people in the field of children's culture ...

Canadian Forces Artist Program


War Artists Information



Cbc News article by Susan Noakes

The Star article by Trish Crawford

Flamborough Review article by Jennifer Takaoka


Rafal Gerszak is an award-winning Canadian war documentarian and photographer who has been embedded with an American unit in Afghanistan for a year. Rafal and I are working on a young adult book together.

Note: Rafal’s website has some graphic photographs. Not recommended for children under twelve.

Contemporary Hamilton Authors: Hamilton Public Library

Burlington Public Library

Our Canadian Girl series

The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC)

-A national, not-for-profit organization that promotes the reading, writing, and illustrating of Canadian children's books. The CCBC provides programs, resources, materials and activities for teachers, librarians, authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers, and parents.

National Library of Canada

-Look for "how to write a book".

Children's Literature Web Guide
-A web reference full of children's books, authors and illustrators.

Children's Book Authors and Illustrators
-Resource site children's writers and illustrators.


Montreal Gazzette Article