What’s the difference between the news page and the blog? This page has selected highlights about Jody’s books only, while the blog page chats about anything that comes along (although it’s usually writing-related!)

May 2013

SWITCHING blog tour

Wow, it’s been a while since I posted any news! That’s what happens when I get really busy. So, SWITCHING is finally going off on its blog tour. Here are the dates:

June 4: Unconventional Book Reviews
June 7: Inside BJs Head
June 10: Bookmark Your Thoughts
June 12: Book Briefs
June 18: Chapter by Chapter
June 21: My Seryniti

The June 18th post will feature an interview with me, with some cool tidbits about where the idea for Switching came from!

September 2012


Switching CoverJody’s latest novel has been published! SWITCHING is a YA time travel novel. You can read more about it on this website, including a preview of the first three chapters.

JULY 2012

MonsterzineMonsterzine in paperback!

Monsterzine is now available in paperback! You can buy it from and


The Frankincense Trail

The Frankincense Trail was nominated for a Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award, and also made it to the quarter-finals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award!

December 2011


Jody’s latest book, and first chapter book, is now available for Kindle. The book, for ages 6-9, will be available on other e-tailers and as a paperback in 2012. You can read a preview, or buy the book on Amazon.

September 2011

Frankincense Trail website

The Frankincense Trail now has its own website! You can read more about the history behind the book, learn about the frankincense trade, see photos of locations in the story, and read interviews with the author.

August 2011

Paperback release, and Book Extras
White Witch Pond will be available in paperback in September 2011. To promote its release, the book will be going on a blog tour in October (more details to follow). To tie in with the release, there are now some book extras up for White Witch pond: photos of the real pond that that the story is based on, as well as some of the characters.

July 2011

New Release – Young Adult Historical Fiction

Jody’s latest novel, The Frankincense Trail, is being released in both e-book format and paperback! The book is now available on and iTunes, and will soon be available on more e-tailer sites.

The first review is up! Thanks to Can’t Put it Down for a great review, and also for sharing the book trailer. (You can also find the book trailer on this site, and on YouTube.)

April 2011

Interview and Review – White Witch Pond

The Secret Life of an Avid ReaderThere’s an interview with Jody and a review of White Witch Pond on The Secret Life of an Avid Reader. Thanks to Avid Reader for both!

March 2011

New Releases

Jody has made three of her books available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords: The Goob Factor, White Witch Pond, and The Girl Across the Water. You can download the first chapter of each for free from any of these sites. (And if you don’t own a Kindle, you can download a free E-book reader app for your PC or iPhone.)             

September 2010

Jody has been working on an editing project. Vernon Jackman’s book ‘Bunnies and Butterflies in the Backyard, and The Pirates Who Know Where They Live’ helps to teach young children their address and phone number. The book is now available on in hard copy or Kindle edition. You can visit the New Kid Safety website here.

May 2010

Jody has an article about Rupert Bear in the April/May issue of Crikey! magazine (available in the UK), and a tribute to author Peter O’Donnell, who passed away in May 2010 at age 90, in the June issue.

Magazine articles

Jody has some articles in Crikey! magazine: Nov/Dec 2009 (My Comicy Christmas), Jan/Feb 2010 (Tank Girl), Mar/April 2010 (Rupert Bear), and June 2010 (Peter O’Donnell). Some interviews Jody has done with artists and publishers are also featured on the Crikey! website.