This is Jane Christmas. Jane writes memoirs. Her newest book, Open House - A Life in Thirty-Two Moves, had a quiet yet important release yesterday (March 24, 2020). Jane lives in England with the love of her life and their dog. I met Jane over twenty-five years ago (we were five-years old...I kid. I kid.)… Continue reading Q&A WITH JANE CHRISTMAS! Author of ‘Open House – A Life in Thirty-Two Moves’
Thank you for reading our first instalment of 'Twenty Questions with Harriet Bernstein'! Have you fallen in love yet? I hope so! We've got ten more questions and answers for you to read, and continue to get to know the incredible woman who is Harriet Bernstein! Of course, if any of this has resonates with… Continue reading Twenty Questions with Harriet Bernstein – Part 2 of 2
Changes. I spent yesterday taking down the book-wallpaper I put up at the 'first' Gertrude's. It was bitter sweet. I can't believe that it's nearly been one year since I opened Gertrude's Writing Room...and I'm in a new space and working through all that comes with BIG CHANGE. I remember how elated I was when… Continue reading Changes. And Little Fish.
It's been years since Hangman became a part of my life. A tiny idea ripped open in a small kitchen as I played a hangman game with my son. For the last three nights, I've been having dreams about the story. The characters living, breathing, staring at me. Screaming at me to keep telling their… Continue reading When It Won’t Leave You Alone – And It Shouldn’t
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
Ah, it's Friday. That was a loooooong week. Winter has come back to us though our bones and muscles may have something to say about it. I'm glad the deep cold has come. It's Winter - that's what's supposed to happen. With the deep cold comes deep snuggling, deep darkness, deep contemplation. I'm in my… Continue reading (It’s Okay To) Close the Door
I'm feeling the yuletide spirit, friends! Are you as well? I've put a fancy word tree up at Gertrude's Writing Room. Workshops and classes continue to happen. Overall, I'm feeling pretty darn good. Last evening I finished reading a beautiful book by Kyo Maclear called 'The Letter Opener'. Maclear is one of my favourite writers!… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season!
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!