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Today’s the day for my monthly post on my publisher’s website and I’m blogging about our Calgary Stampede.

More Side-saddled

More pictures from our June 29th pre-Stampede Side-saddled reading and discussion.

Yahoo for Side-saddled

Great fun last night our joint reading Side-saddled: Local Writers Take on the Stampede. I was awed by the turnout – about 80 people. Everyone seemed enthused and interested in the readings and discussion about all aspects of the Stampede, from mini-donuts to animal treatment. I learned so much and will now be more observant [...]

Side-saddled at the CPL

I’m gearing up for my first event of the Calgary Stampede season Side-saddled: Local Writers Take on the Stampede. I’ll be reading from my novel Ten Days in Summer, set during the Stampede, and chatting with local authors Aritha van Herk, Emily Ursuliak, Kris Demeanor and emcee Shaun Hunter about all things Stampede. The event [...]

Blog Swap

When my fellow BWL author J. Q. Rose invited me to guest blog in her Summer Readers Circle, I leapt at the opportunity. She scheduled me for today, June 16th. I suggested we swap blog posts on the same day and write on the same topic. J. Q. proposed we both blog about what inspired [...]

Boston With Bostonians

Today is my date in June for the Books We Love Insider Blog. Check out my photo blog post about my recent trip to Boston.

On the shelf at Indigo Signal Hill

A friend of my sister’s from high school kindly took this photo for me. Joanne and her son work at Indigo Signal Hill, Calgary. Thanks, Joanne, for noticing this.

Adjusting the Ashes

An excerpt from my short story “Adjusting the Ashes” appears in this week’s Calgary Through the Eyes of Writers. “Adjusting the Ashes” won the 20o3 Alberta Views Short Story Contest and you can read the full story in the Alberta Views archives. Of all my short stories, this one most inspired my mystery novel sleuth [...]

Photos from a Taste of Local Authors

Tuesday night was my first taste of Calgary’s A Taste of Local Authors reading series, organized three times a year by author and When Words Collide organizer Randy McCharles. My publisher Jude Pittman attended and took these pictures of me reading from the Stampede parade scene in my novel Ten Days in Summer.  The audience chimed in [...]

A Taste of Local Authors

Tomorrow, May 16, I’ll be reading with 8 other writers with new books at  A Taste of Local Authors. In addition to the readings, there will music, food, drink and mingling. Everyone is welcome at this free event. Tuesday, May 16 at 7 PM – 9 PM, Owl’s Nest Bookstore, 815-49 Ave SW, Calgary Since Stampede [...]

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