Events and Appearances

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Here's what I've got planned so far! (Information below was taken from the event websites.)


  • November, 2017 - Bookapalooza (Whitby, ON, Canada)
  • May, 2018 - Ontario Library Association's Festival of Trees (Toronto, ON, Canada)


For past events, visit this page.

November 25, 2017 - Bookapalooza


Description: The Writers' Community of Durham Region's massive book launch & sale, featuring panels, readings and book sales.

Panel: YA: Strength in Diverse Storytelling with Melanie Fishbane, Kevin Craig, & M-E Girard


Where: Durham College Centre for Food/Bistro 67, Whiby, Ontario, Canada


Time: Bookapalooza is from 10 am - 3 pm, and the YA panel is at noon


Event website



May 15, 16, 17, 2018 - Ontario Library Association's Festival of Trees


Girl Mans Up is nominated for the Whine Pine Award, and I will be at the Festival of Trees in May 2018. Please check back in the new year for more information!


Description: Do you love to read? Are you ready to make some noise for books? Do you want to meet your favourite authors and illustrators? Have you ever been to a “rock concert” for reading? This is your chance – be part of the largest literary event for young readers in Canada, the Festival of Trees!


Where: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4Y 2C6

Time: TBA



Want to book me for something?

I love meeting readers, educators, and other writers. I am always thrilled to set up events and appearances, and would love to get your invite!


What you need to know:


  • I am available for author visits, to facilitate workshops, to perform readings, to give lectures, and for event appearances.
  • I offer free virtual author visits via Skype! More information to come (do email me if interested).
  • I've facilitated workshops on a variety of topics (short story writing, the writing life, agent querying process, writing fiction, writing YA literature, writing for or about queer people), for a variety of individuals (children and teens, writers of all stages, queer and non-queer people).
  • I am fluent in English and French, so I can speak and facilitate workshops in either language.
  • My style is informal and conversational, and I use a lot of humor. I'm comfortable in front of a small group, or a large one.
  • You can find my speaker profile in the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) speaker bureau.


Please contact me via email or my contact form for more information, including fees.





HarperTeen/HarperCollins publicist: Ro Romanello

HarperCollins Canada: Maeve O'Regan

To get in touch with my agent, please email Linda Epstein at Emerald City Literary Agency.

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