My books: Boredom Busters (Cico Books, 2014) and More Boredom Busters (Cico Books, 2015). Boredom Busters was named a 2016 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Honour Book. Read below for my blog to book story….
More Boredom Busters
Over 50 fun and easy activities that you will love to do all year round!
Be bored no more! You’ll love all the fun things to do and make in “More Boredom Busters.” There’s a chapter of activities for each season of the year, and within those, you’ll also find ideas for your favorite holidays, such as Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day. Every activity has easy instructions and uses simple materials found around the home or classroom.
50+ activities to entertain kids at home, in the classroom and even on holiday!
Let’s get crafty! You will never be bored again with the brilliant things to make and do in Boredom Busters. The book is divided into five themed chapters: Art, Craft, Science, Food and Travel. Every activity has easy instructions and uses simple materials found around the home or classroom.
My Blog To Book Story
So my blog to book experience – I have been blogging since 2007 (and love blogging still) but I kept going into bookstores thinking “why don’t I have just one book on these shelves?!” I realized I was never going to get the magic “hey, let’s turn your blog into a book” email from a publisher…so I took the bull by the horns.
I wrote my first manuscript while I was pregnant. I pitched it while the newborn baby napped. It took months and months of hard work. But I got a publishing deal (no agent – queries and manuscripts and contracts were all self-taught thanks to Google).
You might be interested in reading my post on How To Write A Book Proposal and my suggestions for Canadian Author Resources. Interested in writing kidlit but don’t know where to start?! I compiled a List of Canadian Children’s Book Publishers to help other children’s writers and children’s authors find out who to pitch and query.