Hit the Ground Running
(Orca Book Publishers, 2017)
* 2017 Governor General's Literary Award finalist
* Junior Library Guild Selection 2017
* Resource Links: The Year's Best 2017
* 2018 Snow Willow nominee (SK Young Readers' Awards)
* Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books 2018
For Eddie it's a fun road-trip; for Dee it's their survival. No driver's license, limited money and a border interrogation are just a start.
Shelf Awareness (*Starred Review) "A touching, thrilling and wryly funny story of an "anchorless family" seeking a safe home port."
Kirkus Reviews "...a beautiful, if heart-wrenching story of two children left adrift ...Nail-biting yet endearing."
Publisher's Weekly "'[A] heart-wrenching road trip...a story about embracing the present when the past and future are too heavy to bear."
Quill & Quire ""...a well-paced narrative, honest dialogue, and evocative, descriptive passages...The warm, sometimes comic dynamic between the two is the heart of the story."