'The Christmas Wind' blows through Bowmanville

I had a fun visit with 600 students from Holy Family School in Bowmanville on December 20. I’d worked with 300 of these students in 2014 on The Christmas Wind Story Project, so it was great to connect in person. reported on the visit HERE.

5 Questions with Newmarket author Stephanie McLellan

Author Stephanie Simpson McLellan and Illustrator Brooke Kerrigan at the Charity Launch of their new book, The Christmas Wind at Mabel’s Fables children’s book store on Dec. 17, 2017. – JoAnne Murphy photo

5 questions with Newmarket’s Stephanie McLellan about new Christmas book ( – Dec 21/17)
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Christmas Wind Charity Book Launch at Mabel's Fables - Dec 17/17

Thank you to Eleanor at Mabel’s Fables for hosting Brooke’s and my Charity book launch of The Christmas Wind today in support of The Red Door Family Shelter. Many more photos on Facebook, but here are some. (Click each image to enlarge)






A Christmas Wind Story from Newfoundland

Before the release of my newest picture book, The Christmas Wind, I worked with 32 schools from every province and territory of Canada, and one school in Australia (1,700 students in all) on a unique literacy project called The Christmas Wind Story Project. One of these schools was in a small town in Newfoundland, and […]

A Christmas Wind visit to Timmins

I met with two schools in Northern Ontario this morning: Bertha Shaw Public School in South Porcupine and Pinecrest Public School in Timmins. I’d worked with both of these schools on The Christmas Wind Story Project and it was great to share the final book with them. Pinecrest teacher, Michael Sloan, tweeted about the visit today.

Christmas Wind Launch at Ella Minnow Children's Bookstore - Dec 3/17

Thank you to Yvette at Ella Minnow for hosting a great event this morning to launch my newest book, The Christmas Wind (illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan and published by Red Deer Press). There are many more great photos on Facebook, but here are a few! (click on any image to enlarge)





I'm excited to be touring Northwest Territories May 5-12, 2018 for TD Canadian Children's Book Week

Thank you The Canadian Children’s Book Centre and TD for this opportunity! See the full tour roster below:

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The Christmas Wind Story Project in the News

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The Christmas Wind Story Project not only stirred the imaginations of 1,700 primary students (from every province and territory of Canada and four classes in Australia), it also inspired media coverage on radio stations and in newspapers across the country.
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Looking forward to meeting students in Surrey, BC next week

I’m looking forward to my visit to schools and libraries in Surrey, B.C. next week. Surrey Libraries invited me out to present at three branches and I’ll be visiting with some local schools as well. (More details here)

I have a secret and a challenge to share with the students I meet that I’ll reveal it […]