On January 26, I was lucky enough to be part of Family Literacy Day at the Montreal Children’s Hospital: a very cool bilingual event held annually to entertain their patients! I made two videos – one in English and one in French – of me reading an excerpt about dogs from my middle-grade chapter books “Bernadette in the Doghouse”/ “Élizabeth dans le Pétrin”, and my own dog, Toby, was kind enough to assist. Here is a picture of Toby to brighten your day.
I just have to share the beautiful cover designed by Tim Inkster for my forthcoming book of essays from The Porcupine’s Quill! I could not have hoped for anything more beautiful:
This would be a tremendous privilege at any time but is even more so now, during the Covid pandemic, when so many in the arts have no outlet for their work. I am hugely grateful, as always, for the tireless support and optimism of small Canadian presses!