General Questions:

Do you do school/library visits?

Yes, though due to COVID-19, all visits are currently virtual. Contact me to find out my rates and options.

When does your next book come out?

THE FORGOTTEN MEMORIES OF VERA GLASS comes out from Abrams Amulet in fall 2021.

What are your favourite video games to play?

Two Point Hospital, Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley, League of Legends, Minecraft, Sims, and some old favourites, Heroes of Might and Magic II and Jagged Alliance I.

Why do you spell favourite with a u?

I live in Canada. We like to spell things differently just to make sure you’re paying attention.

What is your Hogwarts house and Doctor/companion/hobbit/captain/Episode of choice?

Fiercely proud Hufflepuff (though less proud of HP in general of late).

Are you awesome?

Yes. So are you.

Is this where I contact you to retain you as a lawyer?

No. This is my author website. I am not currently taking on clients as a lawyer.

Are you my university instructor?

Possibly. I currently teach at the University of Alberta.

Which superstar designer created your awesome website and the artwork for it?

Morgan Messing. She’s brilliant and amazing. You can find her here:


In FAN THE FAME, Sam struggles with dermatillomania (skin-picking disorder). Do you have personal experience with this?

Yes. Dermatillomania has been a regular part of my life for a long time.

Kat struggles with anxiety and panic attacks, and Meg has ADHD. Do you have personal experience with either?

Yes. I have different triggers than Kat, but I am intimately acquainted with anxiety and panic attacks.

Kat and Meg are huge fans of a YouTube gamer, and FAN THE FAME is full of YouTube gamers. Are you a fan of any YouTube gamers?

I am a long-term, sometimes-verging-on-the-edge-of-obsession fan of a group of YouTube gamers called Mindcrack. My Minecraft skin is a gender-bend of one of their skins, I own crocheted dolls of three of them, and I once dressed as one of them for Halloween. Look, if you’re going to be a fangirl, you might as well do it right.

There are many other YouTube gamers I like, but Mindcrack will always have my heart.

Can you recommend any good YouTube gaming series?

I sure can. Note that these videos may contain mature subject matter and language, and parental discretion is advised.

Ultra Hardcore (UHC) – Mindcrack
In UHC, players are scattered over a Minecraft map, starting with nothing, in a world where health doesn’t regenerate on its own. The goal: to take each other out. Last person/team standing wins.
Mindcrack, the creators of this now widely popular game, has over 20 seasons of UHC for your viewing pleasure. A few of my favourite seasons: Season 3, Season 13, Season 17

Trouble in Terrorist Town – Mindcrack
Suspense and hilarity abound as players run around various maps, trying to figure out which of their friends are traitors, so they can eliminate the traitors before their traitor friends eliminate them.

Sims 4 Challenges – Aureylian
Aureylian competes against various YouTubers to be the first to complete various challenges in Sims 4, like a race to the death against CaptainSparklez or a race to grow a cow plant against LDShadowlady.

Team Canada
Anything that Team Canada (aka VintageBeef, PauseUnpause, and Ethoslab) does together is pure comic gold. A couple of their series to get you started: Minecraft Sky Factory 2.5, Minecraft Uncharted Territory 3

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