A wonderful email to open on a cloudy Wednesday morning: The winner of Penable's 2 poetry competition is.... Vanessa Shields!! Victoria Abah said, 'She brought the poem to life. Love the use of the mermaid and the description of crisp cold water. I know that feeling all too well.' Congratulations Vanessa! Here is what she… Continue reading A Nice Little Win!
Author Karen Dionne will be in Windsor on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Biblioasis Bookstore to engage in a conversation, reading and book signing. Doors open at 6:30pm. There will be wine, coffee, tea, and delicious baked goods from Riverside Pie Cafe. This is the first in a series that I hope to continue called… Continue reading An Interview with Author Karen Dionne & Event Info!
The business of being a writer is a mighty one! There are loads of things a writer can do to get her work into the world. After the joyous pain of writing, editing, lay-out and design, proofing, and going a bit berzerk upon holding one's freshly printed book for the first time, the next step… Continue reading Press Kit Mail Out – and cool photos!
The results are in! My ta-tas are just fine! All the squeezing and squishing garnered a clean slate for the boobies. Thanks for joining me on the journey...we'll meet again in two years! And my guts? Well, my guts are much better. I've been sleeping more and really focusing on not stressing out about my… Continue reading Results and Readings
BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS! EVERYWHERE BOOKS - EVERYWHERE STORIES! Especially at bedtime.. Reading at bedtime is a ritual that's been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Books were a massive part of my youth, and I know, have shaped much of who I am as a human being. We didn't have… Continue reading Bedtime Stories – A Shields’ Family Ritual (With Book List Gift Guide!)