"We were amongst the rhododendrons. There was something bewildering, even shocking, about the suddenness of their discovery. The woods had not prepared me for them." Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, pg. 72. I finished reading du Maurier's Rebecca in the early morning yesterday. I've been devouring this thrilling story for the last couple of weeks,… Continue reading Rhododendrons & A Virtual Book Launch
March second today. Holy balls. I woke up and immediately started to hiccup. Like, deep-lift-your-whole-diaphragm-up kinda hiccups. Not sure what that means...except that maybe I need to remember to breathe more. The hiccups lasted for about fifteen minutes. After I got dressed, tidied my mouth and face, and laid out my work for the day,… Continue reading Refine…and Enough-ness
It's the final day of a four-day, three night writing retreat I'm having with my dear friend and writer Charis Cotter in house in a beautiful suburb of Toronto. I arrived at Union Station in downtown Toronto on Thursday afternoon lugging a backpack full of writing retreat necessities - laptop, journals, pens, glasses, manuscripts, oracle… Continue reading Winter Writing Retreat 2019
This is writer Charis Cotter. She writes middle-grade ghost stories. Her newest book, The Ghost Road, is in the world and blowing us over like a ghost sneezed on us! She'll be in Toronto at Type Books (2887 Dundas St. W) this Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7pm for her first ever Ontario book launch!… Continue reading Charis Cotter Toronto Book Launch This Saturday! Interview & Photos!
My dearests! It’s been so long! My apologies! Do let me catch you up on this lovely, fat-with-fun-and-love summer that I’m having. Nope, I can’t believe it’s mid-August either. What can we do but fill each day to its fullest – even if the filling is lying on the sofa or sitting in a beach… Continue reading Hello, I’ve missed you!
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 Guest Interview – Charis Cotter! Author of ‘The Painting’
The literary life keeps me gosh-darn busy! And boy am I grateful! On the plate this week - tonight, as a matter of fact! - is Poetry At The Manor Volume 4! Each year, Windsor Poet Laureate Marty Gervais teams up with the City's Cultural Affairs Office to present Poetry at the Manor, an intimate… Continue reading Poetry At The Manor & BookFest Windsor – Oh the Literary Gems!