(picture book; tentative title); Acorn Press, Publication date tbd.
I’m pleased to announce that my first picture book, MY MOTHER IS WEIRD, illustrated by Brenda Jones (Acorn Press, 2012) is back by popular demand and is now available in bookstores.
I’m delighted that THAT BOY RED is an Honour Book for the 2012 Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award. It has also been nominated for the 2012/2013 Red Cedar Book Award, and is listed in The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2012
Thrilled that THE FLUTE is nominated for Nominated 2012 Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Shining Willow Award, and it is listed in The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2012. It has also garnered some great reviews. Check out the page to read more.
THE TROUBLE WITH DILLY is now available in the digest edition with this spiffy new cover.
ISBN: 978-1-55468-458-8; $8.99
Here I am, interviewed for Ottawa Tonite, to promote the SCBWI Conference on October 14-16:
Please come out to Collected Works Bookstore, 1242 Wellington St. W. in Ottawa, on Friday October 14th, from 6-9 pm, when I will be reading briefly from my latest books, along with several other authors.
I’m delighted to be one of the featured readers at the annual Kids’ Lit Gala, sponsored by the Ottawa Children’s Literature Roundtable and Ottawa Public Library.
WHERE: Centrepointe Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa
WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, At: 7:00 p.m.
Please come — it is open to the public and free of charge. There’ll be goodies, too!
Illustrated by Pulak Biswas; Tradewind Books
WHEN: Saturday September 10, 2:00–3:30PM
WHERE: Kaleidoscope Books
1018 Bank Street, Ottawa
Please come...bring a friend. Bring a flute or two!
THAT BOY RED is on the bestseller list at the fabulous Ottawa bookstore COLLECTED WORKS!
My newest picture book THE FLUTE, Illustrated by Pulak Biswas, is now available in bookstores.
A TV interview with Kurt Stoodley on Ottawa /A\ Morning:
I launched THAT BOY RED in P.E.I. in June at the Confederation Centre Library. Here’s a radio interview with Karen Mair of CBC’s Mainstreet a day before the launch.
Here’s an excerpt:
“I absolutely loved it....The writing is wonderful and the storytelling full of warmth, wit and humour....both thrilling and hilarious. I finished it in one afternoon, then immediately flipped back to my favourite parts and ended up re-reading it again!”
See the full review here.
Here’s an excerpt:
“...Gilmore avoids the impulse to sanitize, oversimplify, or over explain; she sticks to her story, believing that the trusted tools of pacing, conflict, and character will pull her readers along. And they do. Red...is a sympathetic, believable character...and like that other famous PEI literary creation, Anne Shirley, his exploits will appeal to young readers...”