Sunday, 01 April 2012 17:48

Spring news

Some news for the spring. Bad Animals comes out in paperback on April 3rd, but has already been spotted in Costco of all places. Feel like Suzanne Collins. Also American readers can look for Bad Animals in the U.S. from Arcade Publishers. I have been doing a lot of teaching lately to everyone from 12 and 13 year olds high school kids to Cegep students, University and mature students and the same message keeps coming through -- there is no end to the personal stories people have to tell and want to tell. I've enjoyed getting them to begin to believe they can tell those stories. Along those same lines I wrote a personal story about Passover in the March 31st Montreal Gazette. Oh yeah, Happy April 1st, everyone! Alas, nothing in this post is a joke. Not even the bit about Costco.

 

Bad Animals: A Father’s Accidental Education in Autism

badanimalsJoel Yanofsky tried for years to start this memoir. "It's not just going to be about autism," he told his wife, Cynthia. "It's going to be about parenthood and marriage, about hope and despair, and storytelling, too." 

BC National Award for Non-Fiction Video

Joel Yanofsky at BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction

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