Flashback was shortlisted for the Alberta Book Publishing Awards Book of the Year for Children and Young Adults in 2016.
Global Issues – Drones was a finalist for the IndieFab Book of the Year for juvenile nonfiction in 2014.
Nelson Mandela: Champion of Freedom, Loonie: Canada’s Dollar Coin and Olympic Torch were listed among Resource Links Best Books of 2011
Loonie: Canada’s Dollar Coin and Olympic Torch were shortlisted for the 2011 Alberta Book Awards.
The Sorcerer’s Letterbox was shortlisted for the Ontario Library Association 2005 Silver Birch Award.
The Alchemist’s Portrait was shortlisted for the 2004 Golden Eagle Book Award.
I served as a juror for the 2009 Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, based on excellence of writing in two categories: adult and young adult. The awards are presented annually to Canadian writers with a speculative fiction novel or book-length collection of speculative fiction published any time during the previous calendar year.
Governor General’s Literary Awards
I was honoured to be selected to serve as a juror for the Governor General’s Literary Awards for Children’s Literature in 2007.
The Complete Guide to Writing Science Fiction: Volume 1 was the winner in the non-fiction category at the EPPIE Awards, presented by The Electronically Published Internet Connection (EPIC) in 2007.