from Dancing Cat Books. My new contemporary YA novel.
Victim Blaming and Inequality in the Age of Internet
during the last few days one of the stories the media has been buzzing about is the leak of nude photos of several famous Hollywood actresses. These kinds of "leaks" don't just happen to famous women...
The Science and Technology Behind Yesterday and Tomorrow
Many of the forces that define the fictional North America of 2063 — global warming, nano-medicine, full immersion virtual reality, and the widespread replacing of human workers with robots or other technologies — are highly possible given where we stand today.
Party of Five (or why YA?)
There are many, many questions about writing I'm not very good at answering but there's one I have a definitive answer for and that's something my editor asked the first time we spoke on the phone: what made you want to write YA?
YA Books, Sex Ed and Pornography
Malorie Blackman, young adult writer and children's laureate for the United Kingdom, says honest sex scenes in books will stop teens learning from porn, and I agree with her.
My own comic images of the (dis)honourable Canadian Prime Minister from Harper action figures to Easter cards. Because sometimes you gotta laugh, so you won't cry!