Archive for February, 2008

Entry for February 29, 2008

Friday, February 29th, 2008

I promised I would bring you news of the launch of The Diary of Laura’s Twin and here it is. On March 19 @ 6:30 p.m. I will be speaking at the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre, at 5075 Yonge St., Suite 902. This event is free but it is suggested that you register in advance by going to their website www.fswc.ca/events and clicking on March 19.

I hope to see many of you there. At the event, I will also be talking about my book, Hiding Edith, and my friend, Edith Gelbard (who is the “Edith” of the story), will also be there that evening.

Please stay for the reception afterwards. I’d love to meet you all!

Entry for February 24, 2008

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

The last two months have been BUSY! Here’s a short list of the talks and author visits that I have done: Associated Hebrew School (thanks to a terrific librarian, Marlene March), Cedarbrook P.S. (despite a very snowy day, Jodi Rees organized a wonderful visit for me), Simcoe County District School Board (my thanks once again to Carolyn Maloy who has invited me up to Barrie several times), Athabasca P.S. (Jen McPhee organized this visit for me), and St. Marks School (my friend, Shelley Macbeth coordinated this Family Reading Night, along with principal, Gerry O’Reilly). I also spoke at the OLA Superconference and Reading for the Love of It. Thank you to all those who helped coordinate my visits and talks. And thank you to the students who came prepared with their many thoughtful questions and comments about my books. And now, its enough with the snow already! The next time I drive to Barrie, or Oshawa, or Whitby, or downtown Toronto, I want the streets to be dry and easy to manoeuvre. Don’t we all!

My big news for this month is that in a couple of weeks, I will have a copy of my new book, The Diary of Laura’s Twin. I can’t wait! It will be thrilling to hold my brand new book in my hands. Stay tuned. In the next few weeks, I will provide information about the launch of this new book. I’d love you all to come.