Looking for a zany and gross but totally fun and wonderful gift for that special child in your life? Look no further - we are proud to announce the book launch of 'From A to Ziffery Zanks' - a collection of children's clerihew poetry. Words by me, Vanessa Shields, and pictures by the great Glen… Continue reading FROM A TO ZIFFERY ZANKS BOOK LAUNCH THIS SUNDAY!
Thank you for reading our first instalment of 'Twenty Questions with Harriet Bernstein'! Have you fallen in love yet? I hope so! We've got ten more questions and answers for you to read, and continue to get to know the incredible woman who is Harriet Bernstein! Of course, if any of this has resonates with… Continue reading Twenty Questions with Harriet Bernstein – Part 2 of 2
Writer Harriet Bernstein is a force. A woman with a life story that rivals any Hollywood romantic drama Academy Award winning film. I think maybe Meryl Streep could play present-day Harriet...looking back over a lifetime of adventures. She'd at least get nominated for an Oscar! To play the leading man? Hmmm. Antonio Banderas, perhaps? But… Continue reading Twenty Questions with memoirist Harriet Bernstein – Part 1 of 2
The words will come. Sometimes it takes years for our words to figure out how they'll get out of our heads...how they'll reach up from our souls and navigate a path to our fingertips. But the words will come. I want you to read these words and really feel them in your self because we… Continue reading The Words Will Come
The kids are at school. The kids are at school! And so, here I am sitting at the dining room table, coffee in hand's reach. I've already devoured two Eggos (w/ butter, peanut butter and a little bit of honey). I've got just over an hour before I have to scoot to the school to… Continue reading All Good Things
Today, I feel Autumn in my elbows. In the yarn-like pain that pulls as I bend my arm up and down, up and down. Today, I smell Autumn on the hip of the wind. In the wide dirt-like scent of the earth yearning for a sip of water. Today, I hear Autumn on the earlobe… Continue reading Oh, Autumn.
I'll be honest. I'm feeling a little shaky. Could be the sugar from the two cupcakes I ate (leftovers from our INCREDIBLE open house!) running through my veins. Or maybe it's leftover adrenaline from witnessing and then getting stuck in a four car collision on the expressway around 4pm this afternoon (everyone walked away - no… Continue reading The Shaky Side of Miracles.
This heart. I sketched this heart while I was sitting in a session nearing the end of the Humber School for Writers Summer Workshop almost to the day - one year ago. My heart is full thinking of the tremendous week I experienced. Still - one year later - my heart is full. I… Continue reading Humber Summer Workshop Reflections: One Year Later