A Week of Firsts

Unbeknownst to me, the way this week came together created a scenario where I was in multiple situations I have never been before. Convention attention, meetings for secret projects, and cross Canada video calls made for a very unique week! What was so encouraging for me was that not once did I hesitate, not once … Continue reading A Week of Firsts


Feeling Famous!

A wonderful way to spend my birthday! Tuesday February 20th I visited Dylan Black at Rogers Daytime and we spoke in depth about Start A Story Young Writers Workshop. You can watch the 6 minute segment at the link: https://youtu.be/rvkzbvNYvCY I went directly from there to CBC Radio where Stu Mills and I chatted about … Continue reading Feeling Famous!

World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day was Feb 1st! A great way to show children how much fun reading can be! So I thought I’d read aloud for all of you! If you missed my videos, worry not. I’ve collected all four of them here. I hope you enjoy! Remember, if you live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada arranging a … Continue reading World Read Aloud Day

Stop, Drop, and Read!

Manotick Public School was a blast! I was honored to launch their Read-A-Thon this past week. If you’d like your own school visit, you can Request an Author Visit at http://www.timmholmes.com. I went through the four stages of an author visit: Relaxed, Excited, Terrified, and Perform! I caught the entire school “Bee-ing” kind as they … Continue reading Stop, Drop, and Read!

Making a Splash at OPL

Splash, Fin, Toothy Grin! has joined Peanut Butter & Dragon at the Ottawa Public Library! So make it a family day at the OPL and be sure to have a read aloud moment! It’ll be worth it to test out your deep, deep dragon voice or play a game of Splash, Fin, Toothy Grin! Check … Continue reading Making a Splash at OPL

Kidsfest Contest!

There are 46 DAYS until we Start A Story at Kidsfest Ottawa March 3rd & 4th 2018! So we thought it was about time for a ticket giveaway contest! It’s time to get inspired, excited, and celebrate with some creativity! Post a Story Starter and mention @TimmWrites on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #StartAStory18 to … Continue reading Kidsfest Contest!

2018: A Happy New Year!

First things first. THANK YOU! To more people than I can name, you made 2017 an amazing year! Family, friends, media personalities, teachers, students, readers and writers I met at book stores, you all found a way to support my dream! I’m a published author! Having sold more than 400 children’s books in six months … Continue reading 2018: A Happy New Year!

Author Visits: On Tour in Ottawa!

The last couple weeks have been very busy as I’ve been at a school nearly every other day! It is so wonderful to meet faculty and students that are so grateful and enthusiastic to have an author spend time reading and chatting with the ever curious little readers and writers! Convent Glen Elementary School was … Continue reading Author Visits: On Tour in Ottawa!

The Spooky House

The second workshop at York Street Public School took place November 7, 2017. A grade 1/2 class selected a Story Starter that showed a mysterious light shining from a small Lego house. The Spooky House is a tale that involves Batman waking up to find that something has snuck into his mansion and hidden away … Continue reading The Spooky House

The Black Hole: A Start A Story Tale

York Street Public School wanted to Start A Story so badly they actually have me visiting twice this fall! This first visit was with a grade 2/3 class and they did not disappoint with their story entitled THE BLACK HOLE about a mischievous boy named Max who pressed a button he shouldn't have! As I … Continue reading The Black Hole: A Start A Story Tale