Awards and Recognitions

Day of the Dog-tooth Violets


  • New Muse Award winner for first-time fiction
  • Selected as part of the Literary Press Group’s Almost Famous campaign.
  • Long-listed for the 2001 Re-Lit Novel Award
  • Included in 2002 Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association promotion: Books for the Summer from Atlantic Canada.
   
 

The Roads of Go Home Lake


  • Winner of the 2002 Muskoka Novel Marathon
  • Winner of a 2003 Works In Progress, Ontario Arts Council Grant.
  • Included in the Association of Book Publishers of BC Aboriginal Catalogue
   
 

Dear Jo


  • Winner of the 2003 Muskoka Novel Marathon
  • Voted Best of the Year 2007 by Resource Links
  • Long-listed for the Canadian Library Association Children's Book of the Year Award 2007
  • Voted one of the Ontario Library Associations Best Bets for 2007
  • Winner of the 2009 Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award
  • Starred selection in the Canadian Children's Book Centre's annual issue of Best Books for Kids and Teens 2008 (under Young Adult fiction)
  • Winner of the 2009 Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan)
  • Nominated for the 2010 New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award
  • Winner of the 2009/2010 Red Cedar Award for fiction (British Columbia)
   
 

Where Lives Take Root


  • Included in the Association of Book Publishers of BC Aboriginal Catalogue
  • Included in the Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario First Nations Catalogue of Books 2009 and On-line First Nations Catalogue of Books
     

 

They Called Me Red

 

  • Included in the Canadian Children's Book Centre's annual issue of Best Books for Kids and Teens 2009 (under Young Adult fiction)
  • Nominated for a Sasketchewan Young Reader's Choice Award - Snow Willow Award 2010
     
 

The Flickering Light

  • Chapter Excerpt: The Better Deal: Toronto Star Short Story Contest 2004

     
 
Reviews and Interviews

Open  Book Toronto

>The Flickering Light

CM Magazine Profile

>General Interview

Oswego County Today

EFTO Voice

>Dear Jo

The Muskokan

>They Called Me Red

Brandon Sun

>They Called Me Red

The New York Reading Association Youth Book Blog

>Interview about Dear Jo

Niagara Public Library

>They Called Me Red

Booklist Online

>They Called Me Red

Jane on Books

Resource Links

ForeWord

>They Called Me Red

Quill & Quire

> They Called Me Red

CM Magazine

>They Called Me Red

Open Book Toronto

> Interview about Where Lives Take Root and The Roads of Go Home Lake