Hello friends! It's been over a month since my last post. Golly - that's way too long of a break! I promise that the reasons are legit! Big news first: We're moving! That's right, Gertrude's Writing Room has a new home and we're moving in this weekend! I'm over-the-moon with excitement and pre-moving day jitters.… Continue reading Moving Day & More!
Last night after I watched 'A Few Good Men' (I was craving Tom Cruise, what can I say?), I looked in my datebook to see what was on the schedule for today. I did a little jig when I saw that the day was open until 5pm! A whole day to fill up with...with what?!… Continue reading And then – a day opens!
Greetings friends! I come to you with a head full of things to say and a the feeling of not knowing where to begin. These grey skies and bustling winds make me pensive and slow-going. Even though life is bustling and only sometimes do I move slowly! I've been reading a lot. And that thing… Continue reading Hop to It!
Tomorrow evening I will be the featured poet at the Windsor Poetry Slam! I'm so happy and grateful to be a part of Windsor's amazing slam poets! Please join us! There's an open mic and then some fierce poetry competition! See you at 8pm! And, I know it's been quite some time since Mouth Piece… Continue reading WINDSOR POETRY SLAM & MOUTHPIECE STORYTELLING EVENTS!
It's been years since Hangman became a part of my life. A tiny idea ripped open in a small kitchen as I played a hangman game with my son. For the last three nights, I've been having dreams about the story. The characters living, breathing, staring at me. Screaming at me to keep telling their… Continue reading When It Won’t Leave You Alone – And It Shouldn’t
Hi everyone! It's the middle of March Break...and we've managed to do a little 'breaking' so far. Last night the fam and I did a small stay-cation at a downtown hotel with a pool so the kids could get a swim or two in and we could sleep in big, clean beds without two giant… Continue reading Keepin’ It Real
This Wednesday, March 6, 2019, I will be joining a powerful group of women on stage at MusicTown Detroit to celebrate International Women's Day and the female storytelling experience. Organized by the phenomenal Minito Reasor, the creator of Girlfriends Glasshouse Empowerment, and hosted by the bold and beautiful Dameon Wilburn, Moth storytelling superstar - this… Continue reading THIS WEDNESDAY – CELEBRATE WOMEN! SUPPORT STORYTELLING!
It's the final day of a four-day, three night writing retreat I'm having with my dear friend and writer Charis Cotter in house in a beautiful suburb of Toronto. I arrived at Union Station in downtown Toronto on Thursday afternoon lugging a backpack full of writing retreat necessities - laptop, journals, pens, glasses, manuscripts, oracle… Continue reading Winter Writing Retreat 2019