Good News to start the New Year…

Our fourth book of the Dog Detectives’ series is off being illustrated. Yippee!

We love Monika’s bright and whimsical illustrations so we can’t wait to see the first sketches.


Without giving too much away, this fourth book finds the Dog Detectives helping a very special opossum find her way home. It is inspired by our six month bicycle tour across America. The book highlights some of America’s most iconic landscapes and cities. And of course, the Dog Detectives meet a host of characters along the way. Just watch out for the hungry alligators!

The publishing date is the Fall of 2012. We will be sure to keep you posted and give you some sneak peeks along the way.

Our publisher Maverick also has some great new titles coming out in February…

The Book Depository is an online bookstore that offers great prices and free shipping.

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Paco Joins Weight Watchers

Are Paco and Splinter Twins?

Paco has always been a skinny dog. He has a build similar to that of a whippet. His long skinny legs and tall pointy ears seem at odds with the rest of his body. The first time my grandmother met Paco, she said, “My, oh my, he sure is a homely dog.” Others have compared him to Splinter from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Myself, I like to think of him as ‘unique’ looking.

Since returning to Canada after our UK book tour, Paco has become ‘one’ with my mother’s over-sized sofa. He even has to be coerced into coming for a walk.

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The Dog Detectives UK Book Tour

From July to September we will on a bike tour with a difference. To celebrate the release of our latest Dog Detectives picture books, ‘Lost in London’ and ‘The Great Grizzly North’, we will be riding our way around England, stopping for book readings along the way. Please drop by and say hello if we are in your neck of the woods. Otherwise you can support us by buying our books through Amazon and giving them an online review. Thanks!

  • Thu 28 Jul – Bristol Waterstone’s @ 12:00 – 14:00
  • Sat 30 Jul – Cheltenham Waterstone’s @ 14:00 – 16:00
  • Mon 1 Aug – Stratford-upon-Avon Waterstone’s @ 11:00 – 13:00
  • Sat 6 Aug – Chester Waterstone’s @ 14:00 – 16:00
  • Tue 9 Aug – Liverpool One Waterstone’s @ 12:00 – 14:00
  • Fri 12 Aug – Manchester Waterstone’s @ 14:00 – 16:00
  • Thu 18 Aug –  York Waterstone’s @ 12:00 – 14:00
  • Sat 20 Aug – Leeds Waterstone’s @ 14:00 – 16:00
  • Thu 25 Aug – Derby Waterstone’s @ 11:00 – 13:00
  • Mon 29 Aug – Peterborough Waterstone’s @ 10:30 – 12:30
  • Wed 31 Aug – Cambridge Heffers @ 14:30 – 16:30
  • Sat 3 Sep – Milton Keynes Waterstone’s @ 11:00 – 14:00
  • Sat 10 Sep – London Oxford Street Waterstone’s @ 13:00 – 15:00Portsmouth

Throughout the tour we will be raising funds for SusTrans, a wonderful UK charity who have 30 years experience delivering practical initiatives that enable many more people to travel by foot, bike or public transport. Amongst their greatest achievements is the impressive National Cycle Network which we are currently enjoying. To show your support for sustainable transport, you can donate to SusTrans here..

Fin reading The Great Grizzly North at Portsmouth Waterstone's