Honourable Mention I am very pleased to announce that I've received an Honourable Mention for my poem 'Garden' in this year's Polar Expressions National Poetry Writing Contest! Yahoo! Thank you judges! And congratulations to all those who submitted and will be published, including the first place winner, local writer Jessie Lee Jennings for her poem… Continue reading Honourable Mentions!
Who doesn't love cake? Have you ever bitten into a piece of cake and as it melted in joyous explosions on your tongue, your mind rejoiced with stanzas of poetry? Well, for poet Ellie Csepregi, cake has taken the top tier of her poetry-driven mind and she has gifted readers with her first collection of… Continue reading Guest Writer – An Interview with Ellie Csepregi
Many years ago, I had the opportunity to work with Lorraine Gane on one of her poetry collections. It was a special experience that built a foundation for a relationship that has spanned all these years. We've stayed connected over email and gentle support for each other's blossoming careers. So, when I was asked to… Continue reading Guest Writer – An Interview with Lorraine Gane
A friend just sent me a link to a podcast about a poet who writes poetry for people. Like, poetry on demand. Like, what I do too. Why just this past January, I met another poet-on-demand in Washington Square in New York City. Both he and this woman in the podcast use old typewriters to… Continue reading When Others Do What You Do
So, you know how there's that thing that parents can do: live vicariously through their children? Well, it's happening! Jett, 14-years-old, made a short film earlier this year and it was accepted in the Windsor Youth Film Festival. A short time after it was screened, Jett was contacted by local filmmaker Mike Stasko, who told… Continue reading Time Records & More!
"We were amongst the rhododendrons. There was something bewildering, even shocking, about the suddenness of their discovery. The woods had not prepared me for them." Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, pg. 72. I finished reading du Maurier's Rebecca in the early morning yesterday. I've been devouring this thrilling story for the last couple of weeks,… Continue reading Rhododendrons & A Virtual Book Launch
...happens in the heart centre. And reverberates around the body for days. The thimbles manuscript is 100% complete. Abbey, my editor, and I have put nearly two years of time and love into this collection. Now, it's off to layout and design. We're working on the cover. Blurbs have been requested and collected. My heart… Continue reading The Flutter of Finishing…
THE BOOK BLURB For many of us on the yellow-brick road to publication (be it our first trip down this wild path or our fourth!), we will have the opportunity to face the important and necessary stop that is The Book Blurb. Whether we're being asked to blurb a friend's forthcoming book or whether we're… Continue reading The Book Blurb