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Hemingway on writing

Here’s a great blog post written by my friend, Glenna Jenkins, detailing Ernest Hemingway’s views on writing. Tons of advice for writers from a master of the craft.

Library Writers Weekend

Yesterday, at the Calgary Public Library’s Writers’ weekend I got lots of comments about my T-shirt. The truth is I rarely base my characters on people I know. Honest. Those rare times I do, the character becomes so changed from the original that he or she is no longer that person.

Crime Writers Blog Post

Thanks to my new role as a Crime Writers of Canada Prairie Region director, the CWC invited me to write a guest blog for their Crime Time newsletter’s From Sea to Sea column. Scroll down the newsletter for my take on the topic Boomer Lit: A Booming Market?

Wine & Cheese at the Library

Friday was a fun evening at Fish Creek Library’s annual Wine and Cheese event, featuring wine samples sponsored by Willow Park Wines & Spirits, cheese provided by Springbank Cheese, paintings and photography by local artists and readings by Calgary writers. This year, I was thrilled to be invited to read, along with Fran Porter and [...]

Me and word I wouldn’t want to forget

In support of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month (September) and Sheryl Gordon’s book project in support of Alzheimer’s Disease.

When Words Collide

I spent this past weekend at Calgary’s When Words Collide Writing Conference. As always, it was inspiring, informative, exhausting and fun. Already, plans are underway for next year’s event. I’ve registered already. Three days of full programing for $45 is a price that can’t be beat.

WWC Contest panel

At When Words Collide next weekend I’ll be on a panel of judges for the conference’s annual short story contest. We’ll discuss the ten stories that made the finals and announce the winners. The panel takes place at the Carriage House Inn, Calgary, at 11:00 AM. Judging a writing contest was quite an experience. I [...]

Boomer Lit Panel

On Sunday, August 10, 3:00 PM I’ll be on a panel at When Words Collide writing conference titled Boomer Lit – An Overlooked Market – Romance, Mystery, and More. Boomers created the YA market when they swept through their teens. Today there are over 83 million baby boomers in North America. Here comes Boomer Lit. [...]

Boomer Lit

On Sunday, August 10, I’ll be sitting on a panel about Baby Boomer Literature at Calgary’s When Words Collide Writing Conference. In anticipation of the event, the panel moderator, Mahrie Glab Reid, invited me to write a guest blog post for her website. Mahrie gave my piece the catchy title: What if Trixie Beldon Turned [...]

A wedding, baseball and kindred spirit

I’m back from a terrific trip to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario. The highlight was my son’s wedding on June 13 in Toronto. The day was wonderful from start to finish and filled with memorable moments for a loving mom. After the wedding and associated festivities, Will and I spent time visiting friends in [...]

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