News & Appearances



GRACE IRWIN book prize 2016

Word Guild best young adult fiction award 2016

Literary Classics best general young adult fiction award 2016 (awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Oct.15, 2106)

  • Pasco Lecture Series July 23, 2015 – Kennebunk, Maine Graves Public Library
  • Montreal Book Launch: Monday May 4th at Selwyn House School, 95 Cote St-Antoine Road, Westmount, Qc. 7:00-9:00 PM.
  • Toronto Book Launch: Saturday, May 9th in the chapel at Royal St-George’s College, 120 Howland Ave., The Annex. 5:00-7:00 PM
  • Montreal Book Talk: May 13th, The Westmount Public Library. 7:00pm. Tickets available at the library
  • Words and Music May 2014Victoria Hall, Westmount, Quebec
  • The Comedy Nest, QWF non-fiction readings, Sunday April 19, 2014
  • 2014 Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal April 29th to May 4th,2013, including interview with Paul Kennedy, available on CBC
  • The Montreal Gazette review by Ian McGillis
  • The Toronto Star review by Linda Diebel
  • Montreal Review of Books by Ami Sands Brodoff
  • Ottawa Review of Books by Menaka Ramen-Wilms
  • Victoria, BC  book launch  July 2, 2015
  • Halifax Book launch Oct. 17, 2015


JUNE 26, 2016  A SECRET MUSIC won the fiction award in the Young Adult category presented by  The Word Guild.

June 26, 2016  A Secret Music won the $5000 Grace Irwin Award  presented by  The Word Guild

July 1st, 2016  A Secret Music won SILVER presented by Literary Classics in the category of best young adult general FICTION. Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, Oct. 15, 2016