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
Tuesdays & Thursdays Biblioasis Bookstore is offering story time readings every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm! This excellent offering kicked off at the of July and is going strong. Click HERE for more information. Amherstburg's Uncommon Festival - Aug. 4, 5, 6 Love steampunk? Wanna see magic and dress up like a wizard? Then this… Continue reading Upcoming local events! Readings & Submissions!
Hi y'all. I've been thinking about you a lot. I've much to say...and am brewing a post that deals with the fact that on Monday, May 28 I will FORTY (GASP) and Jett will be TWELVE (GAG!). But for today, I'd like to share information on contests and events for writers that are filling my… Continue reading Writerly Things To Consider – Events, Retreats & More
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH - CONTEST INFO FOR WORLD RECORD! Commaful, the on-line writer's community I posted about in August 2017, is attempting a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the LARGEST POETRY CONTEST IN THE WORLD! They are attempting to beat the current world record for most poems submitted in a contest. Currently, the record amount of submissions… Continue reading BE PART OF A WORLD RECORD FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH & more local events!
Author and gorgeous feminist Eve Ensler wrote one of my FAVOURITE books - The Vagina Monologues. Every February 14 to celebrate the extraordinary body part that is a woman's vagina, actors, women, people around the globe perform her book in plays/monologues. It's a dream of mine to be a part of one of these performances!… Continue reading HAPPY V-DAY – THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES BOOK GIVEAWAY!
I've had some erotic haikus published in Subterranean Blue Poetry! Thank you to Rebecca Banks, poetry goddess, for publishing my sexy stuff! Mama loves to write erotica. It's true. Please click on the link below to experience Subterranean Blue Poetry! Subterranean Blue Poetry Presents! Volume IV, Issue X (October 2016). Featuring: Vanessa Shields, Richanda Turner,… Continue reading New Poetry Published in Subterranean Blue Poetry
I'll be on CBC Windsor Morning (97.5FM) tomorrow (Monday, June 13) at 7am (yikes!) to talk about this year's Student Writing Contest! We're grateful to the stellar team at CBC Windsor Morning for *always* support local literary happenings! And this one is a biggie! The deadline for this year's student writing contest is fast approaching… Continue reading BookFest Windsor – Student Writing Contest – Radio Interview!
I was delighted to see that my face is the face of the Battle of Bards 2016! My friend Vinny tagged me in a post on Facebook, and there I was! Hot dog! In NOW Toronto. That's so cool!! Shout outs must go out: Thank you NOW Toronto for including my mug in your fine… Continue reading Look at me – in a NOW Toronto mag!!!