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I've got it covered

Ta-da! The cover for Scotia Sinker (Sketch Publishing, May 2015) is complete. I'm thrilled with illustrator Joel Duggan's image, which sets the stage for Cameron and Erin's next fridge box adventure without giving too much away.

We're just putting the finishing touches on the interior drawings then it's off to the printer. Please check back for an official announcement of a launch event and pre-ordering information.

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Taking the plunge with Scotia Sinker

Drum roll please . . . I am publishing a new book this spring! And I've started a publishing label (more on that in a minute).

Scotia Sinker, for readers ages six to 10ish, is the sequel to my 2012 children's chapter book Lunar Lifter.


"Cameron and Erin take a new adventure in their cardboard box — this time, to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean!

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Fan mail and a spot in Bestsellers!

Updated on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 1:27PM by Registered CommenterAlison DeLory

I had a fantastic time at my Writers in the Schools visit to Windsor Elementary School yesterday. Rather than visit a lot of classes, the school took the unusual step of scheduling me to spend the whole day with the grade 3/4 class. This had me a little nervous. I wasn't sure if I could keep a classroom of kids ages 8, 9 and 10 interested in lessons on writing for the entire day. I needn't have worried. This was the most engaged, enthusiastic group of learners I'd ever met, and both their teacher and school deserve high praise.

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Lunar Lifter's Official Launch Party

It was a big day! My first published novel, Lunar Lifter, "officially" launched with an event at my local library this afternoon. I am relieved to report it went very well. I made it through the reading without too many bumps, enjoyed watching children (and a few playful adults!) pose inside the Lunar Lifter photo booths, and signed a lot of books.

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My launch as a published author

3...2...1...take off!

On Saturday, July 9 I signed a contract with a hybrid book agency called Bryler Publications. If all goes according to schedule, come December my beginning chapter book, Lunar Lifter, will be officially published in time for Christmas sales.

The plot

Lunar Lifter is the story of a child’s ingenuity and resourcefulness when he unexpectedly finds himself rocketing through space in a cardboard box. On an otherwise uneventful summer day in Nova Scotia, a fridge is delivered to nine-year-old Cameron’s home. When his little sister, Erin, begins colouring on the discarded fridge box with new magic markers, Cameron reluctantly joins in. Soon Cameron gets caught up in the fun of transforming the box into the Lunar Lifter and outfitting it with everything necessary to travel to the moon. The kids are so absorbed in their task they hardly realize the box is jiggling...until the buttons and controls rise up, and the drawings came to life. They yell and desperately push on the box flaps but Cameron and Erin are trapped inside when the Lunar Lifter blasts off their front lawn and the controls they drew become real.

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