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Less than a week away – TEDX-CK!

  Do you ever do this? See a 'best-before' date on food and think about what you'll be doing on that date? You do?! So I was making the kid's lunches this morning and I noticed that the best-before date on the pita bread do-hickey was the date of my TedX-CK talk. My stomach immediately lurched into… Continue reading Less than a week away – TEDX-CK!

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Post-Blitz Blog & How-To (If you’re so inspired!)

Ah, the writing blitz. Everyone.... IT WAS incredible difficult freeing quiet necessary exhausting important numbing peaceful Here's how I made it happen. SCHEDULING & CHILDCARE I had a conversation with the hubby about the possibility of me taking a weekend (or two days and one sleep) 'away' so I could work on revisions for my… Continue reading Post-Blitz Blog & How-To (If you’re so inspired!)

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The Guesser – #Hangman – Rewrite a go!

Tasks completed: Meditate. (10 minutes) Find most recent version of novel. GULP. (Took me a good twenty minutes.) Create new file for edited version. Print out current version of chapter one. Compare current version with new edited version. Write from the heart. WORD COUNT: 1478 (including new words and edited words!) TIME SPENT WRITING: 1.5… Continue reading The Guesser – #Hangman – Rewrite a go!

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Back to it – #TheGuesser #Hangman

I'm reverting. Reverting back to writing because I love it. Because it makes me feel alive. Because I have a story to tell. I kinda lost this soul-connection over the last year. I wrote a lot in 2016 - indeed! I feel proud of the writing, but there was always gobbledeegoop mixed up in the 'where'. In… Continue reading Back to it – #TheGuesser #Hangman

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Oh Boy. I’m not dead, I’m just finishing my novel. #Hangman

Friends and family...sweet jeebus. I'm here. I'm alive. I'm finishing my novel and that is keeping we away from all this...all this social media...and other fine things the world has to offer.'s been a long time since the idea for my novel #hangman was born. And what feels like 17.567 million eternities since I've… Continue reading Oh Boy. I’m not dead, I’m just finishing my novel. #Hangman

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Susan Dennard – Novelist (Young Adult)

The first I'd heard of writer Susan Dennard was in an email blast from my alma mater (that's such a bizarre set of words!), the University of Windsor. Turns out Miss Dennard is also a graduate of this post-secondary institution. And, like me, she did not get a degree in English! Marine Biology, folks. The woman has a Masters… Continue reading Susan Dennard – Novelist (Young Adult)