Upcoming Appearance! TT: Full Throttle book signing at North American International Motorcycle Supershow! Jan 2-4, 2015

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I’m super stoked to announce that I’ll be appearing at: North Ameican International Motorcycle Supershow!        The Toronto International Centre 6900 Airport Road (at Derry Road in Mississauga, Ontario) Friday, January 2: Noon – 10 pm Saturday, January 3: 10 am – 9 pm Sunday, January 4: 10 am – 5 pm http://www.motorcyclesupershow.ca/admissions.html I’ll be […]

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YA Roundup: A year of meetup.com books and films

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Writing YA lit also means reading YA lit. I looked for a book club where I could discover new authors and discuss books with like minded fans of the genre. When I couldn’t find a group with books that interested me, I created my own: Walking And Talking About YA Books In High Park. (It’s […]

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Not the IOMTT, but still going Full Throttle: Researching my new motocross book for teens

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I had a great time visiting Walton Raceway’s 2014 Amateur & Pro Parts Canada TransCan (August 13-17) where over 850 participants, from wee-tot to pro, competed in a host of race classes. Melody drove me around the grounds in her golf cart and we shared a few laughs each time I used IOMTT Races lingo […]

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Interview with Amy Mathers and her Marathon of Books

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Meet Amy Mathers who is reading a book a day. Yes, a book a day. Inspired by Canadian hero Terry Fox, Amy has embarked on her own marathon, this one to help raise at least $100,000 for the Canadian teen book award, to be administered by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. The $5,000 prize would be presented to […]

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Isle of Man TT Races Research trip for follow-up novel to TT Full Throttle called Thunder Road

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My time at this year’s Isle of Man TT Races to research a follow-up novel to TT Full Throttle was very productive. The next story, Thunder Road, will be from a pit crew’s point of view, which meant I needed to find some TT mechanics to follow around and ask procedural questions. I was lucky […]

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Studio motorcycle shoot Aprillia RS 640

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I had a chance to watch a motorcycle photo shoot with photographer Bill Petro, as he took pictures of Paul Murphy’s Aprillia RS 640. Bill’s been photographing bikes for 42 years. You can find more of his spectacular shots at: www.billpetrotv.com . Bill met Paul at the Annual Motorcycle Springshow and along with noticing the Aprillia’s polished […]

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She Rides: A video inspired by the women who ride the IOMTT

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Friends collaborated on this animation project from one of my Isle of Man TT poems called, SHE RIDES, inspired by the women who ride the TT. Love it!

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TT: Full Throttle named in The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s annual magazine Best Books for Kids & Teens 2014!

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I’m thrilled to find out that TT: Full Throttle was named in The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s annual magazine: Best Books for Kids & Teens 2014! The guide contains recommended books for kids and teens ages 0-18 and helps parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers and children’s literature enthusiasts stock their bookshelves with the very best books Canada […]

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The Writer Blog Hop

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The Writer Blog Hop is a tag for writers who blog. A writer came up with the four questions below and answered them on his/her blog, then tagged three blogger friends to answer the same questions on their blogs and so on. The writer who tagged me is the talented Heather Jackson. She writes for a […]

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Upcoming Appearance! TT: Full Throttle book signing at 33rd Annual National Motorcycle and Tattoo Show April 12 & 13

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I’m excited to be attending my first National Motorcycle and Tattoo Show! April 13 & 14 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto National Motorcycle and Tattoo Show Website Their Facebook Page Twitter: @NtlMtrcycleShow I’ll be there to sign copies of my debut novel, TT: Full Throttle A story about Canadians travelling to the Isle […]

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