Featured Author

Season for my novel-in-progress

Ten Days in Summer takes place during The Calgary Stampede

In A Deadly Fall, my sleuth Paula's friend is murdered while jogging on the Elbow River pathway that weaves behind Calgary's Saddledome

My publisher, BWL, is running a ‘Featured Author’ series on the BWL Author Blog. It’s my turn today. In the post, I discuss my three published novels and my current writing project.

To Catch a Fox is set largely in Southern California

Writing in COVID Times

Today’s my turn on the BWL Author Blog. I write about how I can’t set novels in the future anymore.

My hiking club social distancing on Hunchback Hills, Alberta.

E-biking

Today, in the Books We Love Insider Blog I write about my new activity for the pandemic – e-biking.

Fish Creek Park ridge

Into the Homestretch

Today I wrap up my five-part blog series about my drive across Canada during the pandemic.

Our most reliable restaurant chain for restrooms

Our favourite chain restaurant for takeout lunches

In the Centre of Canada

At the midpoint of our drive across Canada, Will and I  tackled the Dryden moose and the Manitoba border patrol

Dryden, Ontario

Across Canada During the Pandemic

Terry Fox Memorial, Thunder Bay

Today is the second installment of my blog post about my five day drive last week from Ottawa to Calgary. I’ve done this route four times before. COVID-19 made it different.

Lake Superior

Music Soothes Me in Troubled Times

I was on the road when my monthly blog post on my publisher’s website went live and missed posting this link. I write about how my choir manages to connect during this time of social distancing.  (I had to scroll up to see the post)

Shout Sister, Ottawa

“Pandemic,” my short story

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) got me thinking about my short story, “Pandemic.” I wrote the 12,000 word story 10 years ago, but it was never published.  COVID-19 has inspired me to revise “Pandemic.” I find the process helps me put our current crisis into perspective. I write about this in today’s BWL author blog.

Swine flu (H1N1/09) laboratory confirmed cases and deathsVenice, a setting in my short story "Pandemic"

Winterlude

Beavertails mascot at dragon boat races

Today I write about my visit to Ottawa’s Winterlude this year on the BWL Author BlogSpot.

Dragon boat race on Dow's LakeBeavertails mascot at dragon boat races

Winterlude Ice Carving Competition

Dow's Lake ice ready for skating in Ottawa

Print(ed) Word Documentary

On Friday, the Calgary central library launched the Print(ed) Word documentary to a celebratory audience. In the film, the twelve artist/writer partners talked about their experiences with this collaborative project. I’m proud to be part of it. My partner, Sylvia Arthur, did a great job of turning my short story, When a Warm Wind Blows Off the Mountains, into an art book. All twelve books are on permanent display in the central library, housed in an alcove off the 4th floor Great Reading Room. For a taste of the works, have a look at the documentary movie trailer.

Library alcove display

Thumbnail video image from the movie trailer
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