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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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Small but valuable.

"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, valuable but small. Sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it or because I haven't been brave? How much of what I feel reminds me of what I read in a book...when...shouldn't it be the other way around? I don't… Continue reading Small but valuable.

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Over at Bethany Reid’s Blog Today!

Happy Tuesday everyone! I had the wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by the lovely Bethany Reid! Earlier this summer, I interviewed Bethany - and she has graciously returned the gift! Please visit (and subscribe to!) her blog here: CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW! Bethany asked me superb questions that had me thinking deeply and… Continue reading Over at Bethany Reid’s Blog Today!

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Upcoming local events! Readings & Submissions!

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!

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Post-Humber Summer Workshop: Culture Shock & The Gift of Reflection

One week ago, I was gathering around a table with my fellow classmates and teacher in the 'E' building on the Humber College Lakeshore campus for our final workshop. Time is doing that thing it does - you know, playing with your mind? Tricking you into feeling like weeks have gone by instead of only… Continue reading Post-Humber Summer Workshop: Culture Shock & The Gift of Reflection

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CONGRATULATIONS, CHARIS COTTER – ATLANTIC BOOK AWARD WINNER!

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHILDREN'S WRITER CHARIS COTTER! SHE HAS WON THE ANN CONNER BRIMER AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE!! Last night in Halifax, my dear friend and inspiration Charis Cotter received a GIANT ATLANTIC BOOK AWARD for her incredible book, The Painting. (Haven't read it yet? Simply click on the link and get to buyin'!)   A… Continue reading CONGRATULATIONS, CHARIS COTTER – ATLANTIC BOOK AWARD WINNER!

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#NPM2018 – Final days: blogs, events and more!

The final days of National Poetry Month are upon us! I hope that you've taken some time this month to read poetry, write poetry, share poetry! And, of course, that this becomes a habit and National Poetry Month becomes National Poetry Forever! There are some local poetry events happening over the next few weeks, I'd… Continue reading #NPM2018 – Final days: blogs, events and more!