Canadian Author of Adult, Young Adult & Tween Fiction

Day of the Dog-tooth Violets
Day of the Dog-tooth Violets
Spanning two continents, one war and several generations, Day of the Dog-tooth Violets follows the stories of three unforgettable characters as their lives become forever linked and grounded in Muskoka.
The Roads of Go Home Lake
The Roads of Go Home Lake
This sequel to Day of the Dog-tooth Violets takes an unflinching look at the generational effects of family violence, adult illiteracy, racism and poverty by weaving together the present-day life and childhood memories of Winnie St. Pierre.
Where Lives Take Root
Where Lives Take Root
Where Lives Take Root is a re-write of the award-winning Day of the Dog-tooth Violets. With two new chapters, fresh dialogue and critically revised scenes.
Dear Jo
Dear Jo
This realistic, gripping novel of tween fiction, explores the dangers of online predators. Through her daily journal entries, Maxine shares the horrible feeling of betrayal, the crushing loss of her friend Leah, and the struggle to move on.
They Called Me Red
They Called Me Red
When Devon's father gets ill and doctors can't find the problem his Stepmother, Lily, moves them all to Vietnam where her Uncle can help. It is only when Devon wakes up in a locked room that he begins to realize his suspicions about Lily weren't nearly as horrific as who she really is, and what she has done.
The Flickering Light
The Flickering Light
The Flickering Light tells a story about the strengths and weaknesses of families, about how relationships ride parallel tracks for years then one day merge, how lost time can be recaptured, and how the truth can make up for what once was lost.
Free Like Sunshine
Free Like Sunshine
All Kat really wants is a home, a forever home where she can live with her three sisters. She’s even willing to give up her Disney-princess dream of living happily ever after for the chance. But giving up her birth parents for the possibility of a predictable life isn’t an easy choice, no matter what they’ve done.
Detached
Detached
When Anna overdoses on prescription painkillers, doctors realize she has been suffering from depression and start looking for a way to help her out of the desperate black hole she never thought she would escape. It’s then that rock bottom comes into sight and the journey back to normal begins.

Reviews and Interviews

CM Magazine Profile
General Interview
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St Croix Courier
Predators Lurk on the Web
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Muskoka Today
Dear Jo: The story of losing Leah and searching for hope
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The Record
Dear Jo: The story of losing Leah and searching for hope
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School Library Journal
Dear Jo: The story of losing Leah and searching for hope
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The Literary Word
Dear Jo: The story of losing Leah and searching for hope
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CM Magazine (Manitoba Library Association)
Highly Recommended
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EFTO Voice
Dear Jo
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Globe and Mail
Scary Stories for Smart Teens
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Oswego County Today
Interview about Dear Jo
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Muskoka Magazine
Story Lines Linked in Two Kilbourne Novel
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The Literary Word
The Roads of Go Home Lake
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Muskoka Today
Books, books, books
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Open Book Toronto
Interview about Where Lives Take Root and The Roads of Go Home Lake
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CM Magazine
They Called Me Red
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Quill & Quire
They Called Me Red
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ForeWord
They Called Me Red
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Resource Links
They Called Me Red
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Jane On Books
They Called Me Red
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Booklist Online
They Called Me Red
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Niagara Public Library
They Called Me Red
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Brandon Sun
They Called Me Red
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The Muskokan
They Called Me Red
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The New York Reading Association Youth Book Blog
Interview about Dear Jo
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Open Book Toronto
The Flickering Light
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Independent Blogger
Detached
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CM Magazine
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Kirkus
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Quill & Quire
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Fighting to Find Myself
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Kirkus
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Publishers Weekly
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