Four Days Until the Forest!

April 3, 2020

The Boreal Forest publishes in FOUR MORE DAYS.

Oh, come on. There was NO WAY that Kermit gif wasn’t making another appearance, and you all know it. 🙂

Breaking News:

I will be doing an online reading from The Boreal Forest TODAY as part of the #KCPSpringReading Relay. The video will go live on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at 2:30 EST, but when it’s over, it’s gone. Don’t miss it!

Want your very own signed copy of The Boreal Forest?

Because their breeding grounds in the boreal forest are protected, the whooping crane population has increased from less than 20 to more than 400.Order online from Chapters,,, or, best of all, your local indie – many indies are offering free delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Then contact me, and I will mail you a signed bookplate (offer valid for all copies purchased before June 12).

Can’t afford to buy your own copy, but still want to support your favourite author? Here are some ways you can help:

  • ask your local library to add the book – or ebook! – to their collection, and then borrow the heck out of it
  • write a review
  • share one of my many, many blogs, Facebook posts, tweets, or photos about the book
  • tell everyone you know to do the same

It’s true – word of mouth is the most powerful tool in a writer’s promotional arsenal, but that word isn’t mine – it’s yours. So THANK YOU for all you do to support me, especially during this difficult social and economic time. You have no idea how much I appreciate it.

As a small token of my gratitude, a brief deleted scene about the endangered whooping crane, which survives, in part, because of Canada’s boreal forest. Kind of like how artists survive because of all of YOU.

From the main text:

In a wetland farther north, whooping cranes nest. A male watches for wolves while his chick stalks a duckling. The female dips her neck, plucks a snail from the bottom of the pond, and tips her bill to swallow.

From the sidebar:

In 1938, there were only 14 or 15 whooping cranes* left in the world. By 2017, there were 438. The cranes escaped extinction partly because their nesting grounds are protected by Wood Buffalo National Park.


* “14 or 15” is what happens when my research sources disagree. 🙂

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