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Five Fast Fact for Friday: Exterminator

Exterminators provide a service that you might not think about or value much – until your deck has been eaten by termites or bats have made a home in your eaves. Here are five...

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Have you finished reading Salamander Rescue? Here’s a new QUIZ!

Are you ready for a challenge? If you have finished reading my newest chapter book, Salamander Rescue, try this new quiz to see how much you remember. I’ve included questions about the characters, Waterton,...

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Anne Frank: How much do you know?

Like me, you may have read The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank when you were in school. More than 70 years after her death, Anne’s story is still riveting and her...

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Five Fast Facts for Friday: Landslides

Often, the deadliest landslides happen with little warning. I have driven through the Frank Slide in the Crowsnest Pass many times and always find it quite eerie to consider that some of the town’s...

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BOOK LAUNCH for Salamander Rescue

I hope you will join me for the launch of Salamander Rescue on Tuesday, May 10, 7:00 – 8:30pm at Owl’s Nest Books in Calgary. I’ll talk a bit about Waterton’s salamanders, read some...

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Five Fast Facts for Friday: Japan

I visited Japan in 1991 and found it was a country of paradoxes – the latest in high tech devices sold a block away from a centuries-old temple, and brides dressed in traditional red...

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Five Fast Facts for Friday: Anne Frank

Anne Frank’s story is well-known around the world. Here are five fast facts you may not know: In 2013, more than one million people visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. The play, The...

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Five Fast Facts for Friday: Manta Rays

When I’m swimming in the ocean, it’s always in the back of my mind that a ray could be underfoot. They’re flat, well-camouflaged and downright scary. Remember how Steve Irwin died? As I researched...

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Five Fast Facts for Friday: Flight

If you could become an animal, what would you choose? I would like to be a bird, able to soar over mountains and deserts. When I was researching facts for this book, I discovered many...

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Does an osprey whistle, honk or hiss?

Do you like to do research?  Sometimes the topics you have to research in school can be a bit dull, but what if you were able to research something you’re really interested in?  What...

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Martin Luther King Day

Yes, I am Canadian. But when I was asked to write a biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. for Grade 3 – 5 students, I jumped at the opportunity.  The 50s and 60s were...

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