A Busy June

Did you think I’d given up blogging after just two entries? No way! But it has been a busy six weeks, quite apart from all that’s happened in my garden.

The novel has now been submitted (and I can soon go to the cottage and forget I’m waiting for a response to it). I’ve also come up with new titles for two books scheduled for publication next year. (Sometimes I think it’s harder to come up with a title than it is to write a book.)

Maybe I’ll get brave one of these days and tell blog-readers what they are — if there is anyone out there reading my blog except my sister. This blogging business still seems to me a bit like throwing your diary open on the sidewalk, where it might get read or it might just get kicked in a ditch.

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Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.

Kathy Stinson


  1. Janet on June 29, 2007 at 7:01 am

    If someone found YOUR diary on the sidewalk, they might try to sell it on eBay!

  2. Denise on June 29, 2007 at 8:52 am

    Hi Kathy!

    Your blog came up on my Google Alerts today — my last day at SSP. Just wanted to let you know one other person besides your sister read your blog entry today. 🙂

    Happy long weekend at the cottage!

  3. Monica on July 3, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    HA! I know all about your garden, Kathy, (FABULOUS!) and… what sidewalk would that be? 🙂

    Now that I've discovered your blog, moved and achieved High Speed Internet, I'll be checking up on you!

    So NOT your sister….

    Monica 🙂

  4. tovorinok on July 5, 2007 at 3:57 am


    Great book. I just want to say what a fantastic thing you are doing! Good luck!


  5. nan forler on October 13, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    Hmmm… not sure if my last comment went through. I LOVE that your name is on a crossword puzzle. THAT alone makes it worthwhile to blog!
    We were at the Word on the Street in Toronto and listened to that TVOKids girl with the raspy voice read "one of [her} favourite books, " Red is Best, to a huge audience of enthusiastic kids. They were absolutely loving it!!
    I thought you'd like to take a moment to remember how much happiness kids are getting from your work after you put it out there!

  6. kathystinson on October 16, 2007 at 8:44 am

    That's a lovely reminder, Nan. Thank you!

  7. Sandy Galloway on June 20, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Hi Kathy
    Glad I checked out your website. I have two grandchildren that will turn two, August and October. They will be getting "A Treasure for my Pocket". My middle daughter just graduated with her degree in horticulture last December. She is going to love "Love every Leaf" Enjoy your time away. Look forward to seeing you. By the way great picture on the website.

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