The Savvy Reader

A little round-up of the Top 5 links to check out if you have a few minutes to spare today!

1) Hunger Journeys by Maggie De Vries is a finalist for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize, part of the 2011 BC Book Prizes. Congrats to Maggie!

2) The wonderful Conor Grennan was the guest editor for National Post’s The Afterword this week. Here are four articles from Conor, all about writing, life & Little Princes:

What makes a writer?

A great pick-up line

What’s interesting to others

The subjects of your memoir

3) Make It Right author & Canada’s most trusted contractor Mike Holmes taught Marilyn Denis a thing or two about kitchen renovations on The Marilyn Denis Show this week. Watch the clip here.

4) Mom Inc. authors Amy Ballon and Danielle Botterell talk ‘mom-preneurs’ on The Lang & O’Leary Exchange. Here’s the clip.

5) Finally, have you checked out the Paranormal Spring Break, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews & Parajunkee’s View? For the month of March they will be posting reviews of paranormal books, Q&As with authors, contests and more. If you are a paranormal or YA fan check it out!

Here’s a Q&A with Kim Harrison (and a contest too!)

Here’s a contest to re-create the cover of Jeaniene Frost’s This Side of the Grave\