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William Wordsworth’s Beloved Homes

England’s Lake District was a highlight of my trip to Britain last spring. Earlier this month, on my publisher’s author blogspot, I recalled my visits to the homes of poet William Wordsworth. This is what I wrote: I’ve wanted to visit England’s Lake District since my university days, when I took a course in Romantic [...]

Where Teenage Paul McCartney Lived

For those who missed my post about Paul McCartney’s home on my publisher’s website, here it is: A highlight of my spring trip to Liverpool, England, was a tour of Paul McCartney’s home, where he spent his teenage years. The address is on the public record and there are always people outside taking pictures, but [...]

John Lennon’s Home

For those who missed it, here’s my August post from my publisher Books We Love’s website. I became a teenager in February 1964, when The Beatles exploded on the North American scene. One week I was playing with dolls; the next week I was glued to top 40 radio and in love with Paul. So [...]

Shakespeare’s Globe

Before this May I had been to London, UK, twice. Like most tourists I spent most of my time on the north side of the Thames River. But five years ago my husband Will and I enjoyed a short walk and café meal along the river’s South Bank. So on this third trip we wanted [...]

Jane Austen’s House

For those who missed it, here’s my post that appeared on my publisher’s website on June 12th. One thing I love about travel to the United Kingdom is that I can’t go anywhere without stumbling over a place associated with an author I’ve read or heard about. This May my husband Will and I started [...]

When Words Collide is Coming Up!

My author blog post on my publisher’s website today talks about my favourite readers and writers festival. Why is When Words Collide my favourite? Here are my top ten reasons. 1. WWC is local, here in Calgary. I don’t have to spend money on airfare, hotels and restaurant meals to attend, although I might grab [...]


Sue Grafton 1940-2017 Prime Minister Hugh Grant’s story-line ending This year I spent a quiet New Year’s Eve with Will, sipping almond Tequila, playing a few rounds of Phase 10 with our son before he left for his New Year’s Eve party (Will is winning so far), and watching the movie Love Actually for the [...]


King Edward School now cSpace Last month, Will and I attended the open house for cSpace, Calgary’s new hub for over 30 tenants involved in arts-related activities. cSpace is housed in the former King Edward School, a 113 year-old sandstone building in the neighbourhood of Marda Loop. Will and I went because one of my [...]

New Downtown Library

Last Sunday, Will and I took a tour of Calgary’s new downtown central library, which is on target to open Fall 2018.  Our guide told us that, rare in today’s world, the project is under budget. The building’s inside, still under construction, isn’t open to the public yet.  The young guide walked us around the [...]

Meet Michigan Author J. Q. Rose

Thank you, Susan, for swapping blogs this week. I hope your readers will hop on over to the J.Q. Rose blog to read your post about what inspired you to write your new novel, Ten Days in Summer, a sequel to your first murder mystery,  Deadly Fall.   A lucky commenter will win a copy of [...]

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