Itís been a dozen years since my first book, Puppies on Board, was published. Since then I have written eleven more books (the latest was Blood on the Beach, a joint writing adventure with my friend Robin Stevenson). My time as an in house editor at Orca Book Publishers will end on December 31, 2018. I will start freelancing (check out my website verbatimedits.com) in January, 2019, and eventually I hope to start writing again. In the meantime, I have a board book coming out from Orca in a year or so (I'm a grandmother now, what can I say?) and a non-fiction book for adults waiting for my attention. Until then, happy reading!