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Giller Bash photos

Check out these photos from Calgary’s Giller Bash last week. A well-attended fun event, as seen in the smiling faces.

Day 13

Day 13 of National Novel Writing Month. It sure is grueling to try to write 50,000 words in one month, but NaNo has pushed me forward. My word count slipped today, but I’m still a little ahead of the target and on track to reach the goal on Nov 28th. NaNo provides stats and a [...]

NaNo – Day 2

Total word count to date: 4,850. I’m giving it a strong kickoff because I know I won’t be able to maintain a fast pace. NaNoWriMo has been interesting so far, for a variety of reasons.

Blog Tour

My friend, Glenna Jenkins, is on a whirlwind virtual blog tour. Check out her site for many posts of interest to writers and readers. I’ve read Glenna’s book, Somewhere I Belong, and found it a well-written historical young adult novel with appeal to adult readers, especially for those like me with connections to The Maritimes. [...]


For the first time, I’ve committed to National Novel Writing Month. I won’t be there for the Midnight Kickoff on Hallowe’en night, but the morning of Nov 1st I’ll begin my goal of writing 50,000 words during the month of November. I have been interested in NaNoWriMo for years, have encouraged others to look into [...]

The Word On The Street

Lethbridge Word on the Street was a great success on Sunday. Sunshine and warmth brought out the crowds, despite high winds that threatened to blow us into the coulee. I especially enjoyed meeting fellow writers and talking about real life police work with Lethbridge Sergeant Robin Klassen during our presentation to an enthusiastic audience.

A Little Mischief

I loved Alistair Macleod’s novel, No Great Mischief, which used Calgary as a metaphor. The book made me realize I’d become a Calgarian when my loyalty bubbled up at his not so positive use of the word ‘modernistic’ to describe the city.

My Writing Journey

When I finished my novel-in-progress at the end of August, I found myself on memory lane, taking stock of my writing journey-to-date.  The result is a series of 12 blog posts, which will appear each Tuesday until Nov 17th. Today is installment # 3, Exodus – Part Two.  Here’s the full schedule. Sept 1       Genesis [...]

What Not to Miss … For Mystery Fans

Lethbridge Word on the Street, Sunday, Sept 20th.

Word on the Street

I’m looking forward to Word on the Street on Sunday, September 20th, in Lethbridge, AB. I’ll be at the Crime Writers of Canada table and participating in two events. At 1:00 PM, I emcee Grab a Coffee with Killer Some Writers, featuring readings and conversations with mystery authors David A. Poulsen, Garry Ryan and Sharon [...]

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