Toronto NaNoWriMo tip: Indie Coffee Passport

As we settle into October, many writers begin looking ahead to the joyful boot camp which is NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. The concept, if you’ve never heard of it before, is simple: you have one month to write 50,000 words of a new novel. The execution is, of course, rather more complex 🙂 Toronto-based writers thinking about taking on the NaNoWriMo challenge this year may want to invest…

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Two years of TorKidLit!

Last night was the two-year anniversary meeting of the TorKidLit group! We were a small but delightfully ranty bunch, and it was lovely to spend more time than usual catching up with folks like Cheryl Rainfield, Maureen McGowan, Nelsa Roberto and Jo Swartz. Most of our recent events have featured 20+ local authors scattered across several tables, and while meeting so many people in a single night is fabulous, it’s…

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Latest happenings

I’m super-excited to see two of the UDON Kids Manga titles, “The Big Adventures of Majoko” and “Ninja Baseball Kyuma,” on the School Library Journal’s Best Comics for Kids 2009 list! Majoko is a personal favorite of mine (next to “Swans in Space”, because, well, sci-fi for girls. How awesome is that?), so it was awesome to see it right at the top of the list – even though I…

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