Monthly Archives: October 2012

Nominated for a Silver Birch Award!!!

So, October 15 was a very good day. In a spot of amazing news, The Dead Kid Detective Agency was announced as a nominee for the Silver Birch Award, one of the biggest awards in the world of Canadian Book Publishing!
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Talking Hallowe’en with Bookish Notions

It’s October, which means (a) I need to think of a Hallowe’en costume idea soon, and (b) it’s the one-year anniversary of the publication of The Dead Kid Detective Agency. (Hurrah!) Given the obvious Hallowe’en connections to the book, it’s natural that people will ask a few seasonal questions. On October 11, book blogger Danielle [...]

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TIFF Recap (one month later)

Nearly a month has passed since I attended the Toronto International Film Festival, but I’ve been too busy (or lazy) to recap until now. I’ve been attending the fest pretty seriously for the past five years. (I think the first thing I saw at TIFF was Steve Martin’s Shopgirl, back when a friend and I [...]

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