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Upcomings…

With November first just around the windy corner, I'm gearing up for some wild action in my novel-writing world. Yes, I did complete my rewrite of The Guesser, Book One in the Hangman series. Because of this feat, I can begin to submit it to contests and, of course, to query agents in hopes that… Continue reading Upcomings…

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So Many Events to Choose From!

HAPPY AUTUMN! Oh, the Autumn brings rain and leaves a fallin'...and so many incredible events! Here are some I'm involved in this month and next! Can't wait to see you there! Do share with friends and family! Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Poetry At the Manor - 7pm, Willistead Manor Thursday, October 19, 2017 TedX-CK -… Continue reading So Many Events to Choose From!

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National Poetry Month – Toronto Bound!

National Poetry Month is nearing its end, but the energy is far from fading! I'm off to Toronto this weekend for two readings! On Saturday night, I'll be back at The Steady Cafe to share the tiki stage with poets Adebe DeRango-Adem and Samantha Bernstein, and I'll be bringing musical goddess Carmel Liburdi from Detroit… Continue reading National Poetry Month – Toronto Bound!

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National Poetry Month – Week Four Events!

National Poetry Month is still kickin'! Here's what's on the roster this week! Five events in seven days, baby. #npm2017 Monday, April 24, 2017 Guest Speaking with Ben Van Dongen at Marlborough Public, Windsor, Grade 7/8s. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Guest Speaking at Glenwood Elementary, Windsor, Grades 5-8. Thank you League of Canadian Poets for… Continue reading National Poetry Month – Week Four Events!

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National Poetry Month Events Continue! #NPM2017

Another wild and wonderful week! Tuesday, April 18, 2017 I'll be heading to Sarnia during the day to speak to about 100 kids about poetry and writing! Thank you to Rhonda Melanson for hooking this up! I'm so excited to meet the students and get them all fired up about poetry! From 6:30pm to 8:30pm… Continue reading National Poetry Month Events Continue! #NPM2017

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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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Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #12 – Twelve Kinds of Ice

I know, interesting title, right? Here's the prompt: List-write by describing twelve kinds of something – 12 kinds of love, 12 kinds of heartbreak, 12 kinds of reward, 12 kinds of gratitude, etc.  Strive for a topic that really resonates with your life right now. (Inspired by Ellen Bryan Obed’s (2012) Twelve Kinds of Ice) Wicket… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #12 – Twelve Kinds of Ice

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Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #11 – Vowels

Write a free-verse vowel poem. (Inspired by Julie Larios.) Wicket from Word Well: YUCK (from Jett - and Miller yelled: Mama, what about sky?) Vowel choice: sometimes Y (says Jett - what a guy. Ha. See what I did there?) Y They ask why not when they should say hey! why not 'y'? like a… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #11 – Vowels