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Don't miss the Montreal launch of Straight Punch! Come celebrate the launch of Straight Punch. Sunday, April 27 from 4 - 6 P.M. at Big Ron's Fight Studio, 5515 Paré, Suite 301 (just west of the Orange Julep). For further information, telephone Livres Babar, 514.931.0606.

Guess who's going to the Yukon? Monique is one of 29 Canadian children's authors, illustrators and performers selected to tour Canada in the 2014 edition of the TD Canadian Children's Book Week! She will be touring in the Yukon!

Straight Punch was recently named a Junior Library Guild Selection for spring 2014.

A la radio! En français! Monique continues her stint as regular columnist on Radio-Canada's literary program, Plus qu'on est de fous, plus on lit! hosted by Marie-Louise Arsenault. .

Hip, hip, hoorah! That's what the Dutch say when they celebrate! The Dutch translation of What World Is Left was released in spring 2012 by the De Fontein publishing house. To add to the excitement, Monique was invited to speak about the book in June at the Stedelijk Museum in Zutphen, the Netherlands. Monique's talk coincided with a retrospective exhibit of her grandfather, Jo Spier's artwork. Zutphen was Jo Spier's hometown!

Pris Au Jeu, the French translation of All In, was released in August 2011 by les Editions de la Courte Echelle. Poupée, the French translation of On the Game, was released in spring 2011 by the same publisher.