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Keepin’ It Real

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

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It’s National Poetry Month Y’all! How will you celebrate?

It's National Poetry Month and this year, we're celebrating 20 years of celebrating!  There are loads of people, places and poetic happenings to celebrate this month (and always!) over at the League of Canadian Poets website. As always, the League is a solid lead for poets across the country. Stay connected to the League of… Continue reading It’s National Poetry Month Y’all! How will you celebrate?

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Brace yourself! Upcomings and more!

So this happened! Two Saturdays ago I was taking out sweet little Pages for an early morning pee. It was raining. She was in my arms. I had slip-on (pun intended) shoes on my feet...and the wet deck got the better of my balance. KER-SLIPPITY! Down I fell. It was one of those slow-motion falls… Continue reading Brace yourself! Upcomings and more!

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Cross Border Book Talk with Karen Dionne – TOMORROW!

Please join us for a spectacular event at Biblioasis! I'm hosting the great Karen Dionne - author extraordinaire for an intimate interview. Karen will answer all my probing questions then she'll read for us, and then she'll sign our books! We are offering  *free* wine, coffee, tea and scrumptious treats from the Riverside Pie Cafe. As… Continue reading Cross Border Book Talk with Karen Dionne – TOMORROW!

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Events! Readings, Television Shows & More!

----EVENT LISTINGS!--- Here are the events that are upcoming in the next few weeks. Don't worry, I'll remind you again as each event nears! Scribes & Songsters - YOUR TV Television show! Earlier this year, I was interviewed the lovely Veronique Mandel, host of Scribes & Songsters - a cable show highlighting local writers and… Continue reading Events! Readings, Television Shows & More!

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Workshop Reaction: “Unparalleled in our community”

I gave a 2hour workshop on the Art of Journal Writing this past week. Invited by Creative Living Series creator and host, Ruth Ann Wilhelm, I was filled with joy to be asked to participate. The workshop was a grand success - which for me is defined by the following (this list extends to event/speech/lecture/reading)… Continue reading Workshop Reaction: “Unparalleled in our community”

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Guest Writer Interview with Richard Scarsbrook

Ah, Richard. I met Richard at BookFest Windsor a few years ago. He was one of the YA (young adult) authors in attendance at the festival, and he participated in the award ceremony for the student writing contest winners. By 'participate' I mean he gave a kick-ass, engaging, entertaining and heartfelt talk to the students… Continue reading Guest Writer Interview with Richard Scarsbrook

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Hardcover, baby! I’m on Hardcover Radio talking about Poetry!

I had the honour of being a guest on Hardcover Radio - a podcast and radio show (on CJAM 99.1FM) - hosted by Brittni and Peter Brinn. I always love talking about writing and poetry, and to live this wild life! I talked too much, I can tell you that, so kudos to Brittni for… Continue reading Hardcover, baby! I’m on Hardcover Radio talking about Poetry!