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Spring Break

During this past winter of staying home, I looked forward to a spring getaway with my husband Will and our son Matt. With travel outside of Canada and our province of Alberta restricted this month, we booked a four-night stay in Canmore, an hour a half drive from our Calgary home and just outside the […]

Meghan, Harry & The Crown

Like millions of people in North America and Britain, I watched the recent Oprah Winfrey interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. When the couple married almost three years ago, my husband and I happened to be in the UK on vacation. We visited the church at Windsor Castle, where the wedding would take place […]

The Oprah interview

On today’s BWL author blog I offer my 2 pence on the Meghan and Harry’s infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey. The couple has come a long way since their wedding almost three years ago at Windsor Castle.

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Until March 13th, you can buy ebooks of my novels for 50 % off ($1.49 USD) at  Smashwords.

How will writers handle this pandemic?

When I attend Zoom meetings with other writers, someone always asks if we’ll write about the current pandemic in our fiction. Invariably a couple of people reply they’re so so tired of COVID-19 that when it’s over they won’t want to write or read anything about it. They hope to move on and write stories […]

Writing About the Pandemic

The pandemic is still at the top of most of our minds, but when it is finally over will writers want to put it behind them or explore it in their stories? I ask this question on today’s BWL Author blog.

Where do I get my ideas?

“Where do you get your ideas?” This might be the number one question readers ask authors. My quick answer is that ideas pop into my head all the time and they come from everywhere. My personal experience, conversations with other people, places I’ve lived in and visited, the news, books I’ve read, TV, movies, perhaps […]

New Ideas

In my BWL author blog post for the new year, I discuss how how I get my ideas for my stories.

Happy New Year

I hope your Christmas celebrations were happy this year, despite the difficulties. Calgary was fortunate with its weather. A few days before Christmas, we got a huge dump of snow, which made for a pretty holiday season. The weather turned relatively mild after that. High temperatures slightly above freezing and abundant sunshine continue into January. […]

Happy Soltice

I write this minutes after sunrise in Calgary, at 8:37 am, this shortest day of 2020. My clutter clearing project continues (see my recent blog post). Yesterday, in a box of old papers, I stumbled upon an article from Writer’s Digest magazine, ‘How to know when workshop criticism is useful or destructive, irrelevant or priceless.”  […]

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