I’ve dabbled some, babbled some,
wandered some, wondered some.
I’m an addle-brained author
and a mind-muddled mum.


I was honoured to be asked to read at the Welcome Neighbours event which welcomed Syrian newcomers into the Guelph community. Also in attendance were Robert Munsch, Jean Little, Eric Walters, Kathy Stinson, Jo Ellen dscn3995Bogart, Janet Wilson, Kira Vermond, Werner Zimmerman and many new and smiling faces. Each child left the event with a bag of books, some in Arabic, most in English, and the beautiful Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey by Margriet Ruurs, Nizar Ali Badr and Falah Raheem (translator.)

I’m also very much looking forward to my upcoming tour of three First Nations’ schools in the Thunder Bay/Marathon areas of Northern Ontario. Thank you so much to The Writers’ Union of Canada and the Ontario Arts Council for making such visits possible.