Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hard at work on Book 3!

Shannon has been hard at work on the new book. Starting with thumbnail sketches for layout, and now almost through the tight rough sketches. Then scan it all into the computer and ink and paint! Will update with more pictures soon :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Sheila McDermid (author) had some hawbear t-shirts made for her grandaughter, Madilyn. She is wearing a 6 month size in yellow.  

We were pondering expanding our merchandise to t-shirts, is this something you would be interested in? If so, what colours? We would love to hear your feed back!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day from Hawbear & Friends! We hope you are all enjoying the day. Here are some print out Valentines for the ones you love! We also included some black and white ones that can be coloured in.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fan Art!

We received our first fan art, how exciting!
We love to see what Hawbear's friends come up with, so feel free to show us what your kids have been drawing, and we will showcase them! You can send them to shannon.mistry@gmail.com, or find us on facebook and post your masterpieces!

Here are a few drawings of Spike the spider!

Done by Ashley, Amelia & Halle, age 5 from Espanola, Ontario

Thursday, January 20, 2011

You can now find us on facebook!

Get up to date info on launches, book updates, products & more! Click the like button over on the right hand side to join us on facebook.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Another new adventure!!!

The Hawbear Book series has just joined Magicblox - an online 'ebook' site dedicated to parents, guardians, grandparents and educators by encouraging children to read by making it fun and affordable.
Shannon and I are very excited to be working with Jason on his new ebook adventure.

Please feel free to check out the site and their digitalized ebooks..... don't forget your library card!
http://www.magicblox.com/ (try it out for free - 1 month free library card using this code.... BLOXAUG10 on checkout)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My little friend Maddie

This is my little friend Maddie who travelled across on the Chicheemaun with her grandparents to visit 'me', the author. We all enjoyed a nice dinner with friends which ended with Maddie's favourite dessert of rice krispie squares. I had a lovely letter she had written to me previously posted on my fridge for the longest time which made me smile each time I saw it. I hope we get to visit again Maddie!!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

My little friend Ava

Little Ava enjoying "Hawbear Goes Camping", which, according to mom, has become an regular bedtime event. Thanks mom for sharing your pics with us. She'll soon be able to read it to her little baby brother!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Another author I had the pleasure of meeting.

Last summer, I recieved a lovely phone call asking if I would be willing to meet with Daniel St. Jean and his wife Denise to discuss writing and publishing books. I was pleasantly surprised as I'm very new to this career of writing children's books and surprised that others are interested in what I know about writing :)
Daniel has also written a book which you can access online at www.pedagrowfun.blogspot.com .
I wish him all the best and enjoyed our visit immensely.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Friends of the Library

Thanks to the "Friends of the Library" in Tobermory for a wonderful lunch, an opportunity to share our books and to meet new friends!! (Sheila and Shannon - centre)

Teddy Bear Picnic - Sheguiandah

A great day with young Hawbear fans at Sheguiandah's first Teddy Bear's Picnic.

Monday, May 25, 2009

New colouring sheet was added.

We added a new colouring sheet to our activities section! Have a look, here. There are plenty more.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hawbear Goes Camping Launch weekend.

We'd like to thank everyone who came out for our launch of book 2, "Hawbear Goes Camping" on the May long weekend! We enjoyed visiting with all who stopped by and appreciate your support!

Just thought we'd share a few pics with you.

At the Expositors Office in Little Current, they decorated the window up for our visit!

Sheila McDermid (Author) at Expositors Office with books, hats and journals.

Article in the following weeks newspaper.

And for all who missed getting their very own copy and still wants one, not to worry! We will soon have them distributed to local stores across Manitoulin island, and for those who live too far away, you can contact Sheila @ sheilam2001@hotmail.com or check out the side bar to the right hand side to find out how to get your copy.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Book #2 Preview - Available May 16!

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Here are some preview pages in book # 2, Hawbear Goes Camping! We were able to spend more time on this one and we really think it payed off! The launch was held in May, on Manitoulin Island . Feed back is always appreciated!

~Sheila & Shannon

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Welcome to Hawbear's first adventure on Manitoulin Island!

Here is a preview from the first book in the series! Hope you enjoy them :)

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