Vulnerability and Journal Writing…and TedX info
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Vulnerability and Journal Writing…and TedX info

I’m over at the League of Canadian Poets today, having written about vulnerability on my blog ‘The Writing Parent’. In this blog, I open up about my experience on my book tour…and what happened to me. Thank you to the League for continuing to give me the space to blog about being a parent and … Continue reading

Mighty Catch-Up – Floods, Books, Clowns, TEDx
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Mighty Catch-Up – Floods, Books, Clowns, TEDx

I don’t know if you can see it in the photo, but the skin on the palm of my right hand is peeling. Like I’m some sort of shedding reptile. Weeeelllll. I just might be. With the seasonal change in weather and worry, so too comes a seasonal change to my skin, it seems. My hands … Continue reading

Guest Interview – Charis Cotter! Author of ‘The Painting’
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Guest Interview – Charis Cotter! Author of ‘The Painting’

  It’s book launch day for author Charis Cotter! Congratulations Charis, on this your TENTH published book, The Painting!  Charis and I met while preparing for a panel we were both on at Writers’ Union of Canada conference out east in St.John’s in Newfoundland. It was pretty much love-at-first-email, and we’ve been close friends since! … Continue reading

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Commaful – An On-line Writer’s Community at Your Fingertips!

*This is not a paid promotional piece. This is a sharing of and connecting you to Commaful!* The magic of the interwebs weaved a strand right into my inbox a few months ago, when the following subject line got my attention: “from a young dropout and poetry reader“! I was intrigued! Soon I was chatting … Continue reading

Post-Blitz Blog & How-To (If you’re so inspired!)
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Post-Blitz Blog & How-To (If you’re so inspired!)

Ah, the writing blitz. Everyone…. IT WAS incredible difficult freeing quiet necessary exhausting important numbing peaceful Here’s how I made it happen. SCHEDULING & CHILDCARE I had a conversation with the hubby about the possibility of me taking a weekend (or two days and one sleep) ‘away’ so I could work on revisions for my … Continue reading

Guest Poet: Cornelia Hoogland in Conversation
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Guest Poet: Cornelia Hoogland in Conversation

  My first time meeting and reading with poet Cornelia Hoogland took place on Valentine’s day weekend. She is a gift – and I’d like to share her with you! Please enjoy this interview, and get to know this poet of life and love. We can learn so very much from each other! CORNELIA HOOGLAND … Continue reading