My manuscript for my debut novel, Rose Coloured Houses has come back from the editor with very encouraging remarks. Rose-Coloured Houses is an insightful and thoughtful exploration of life with an emotionally abusive parent. You do a masterful job of weaving a story around Peggy and Charles that includes both points of view—it’s not often… Read More It’s Reassuring to Know My Instincts Were Right
Finding the right editor is a process and it has to be the right fit. When I wrote my first two books Not My Story to Tell and JUSTINE, I used Fivver to find an editor to edit before I sent it to another editor. It was like cleaning the house before the cleaners arrived.… Read More I found An Editor for Rose Coloured Houses
Our daughter, Justine was killed in a car accident nearly seven years ago. It’s hard to believe we’ve lived this long without her but her memory keeps us going. I started this blog shortly after the accident because I was writing a memoir about her life. Blogging seemed to be the best place to find… Read More Today Justine Would’ve Been 36
I’ve moved to an adult community. You can read more about that here. Each month there is a printed newsletter that arrives at our door. It’s not what I would call a newsletter, however. It’s a full sized magazine. There are thirty-two pages of content and thirty-two pages of advertising. They asked for people to… Read More I’m Joining The Newsletter Team in My New Community
Today was the day I was supposed to be taking my first helicopter ride and starting my yearly trek to Florida. It didn’t turn out quite the way I planned. I’m sitting in my house, in my pyjamas looking out at the dreary Canadian winter. We bought a place in Florida 2 years ago. We… Read More We’re Halfway Through January
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. COVID had stolen my concentration, my initiative and my imagination. I found myself watching way too many home decorating shows and playing games on my iPad. Writing had taken a back seat. Since I was wasting away, I decided to it was time to move. Our house was… Read More My Husband, Greg and I Have Downsized
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My new work in progress is a young adult novel about two women who lead very different lives and end up finding true love with one another. I’m hoping LGBQT teens and young adults will be able to find hope. Rosa is a￼ teenager with a secret. She’s very smart and hopes to escape her… Read More I’ve Started My New YA Novel
I’ve participated in a couple of open art sessions and finished two paintings. The watercolour is from a photograph of my grandson, Oliver when he was two. The day was a special memory because we had a small gathering to spread Justine’s ashes in the memorial garden. The name painting is done in acrylic paint… Read More Painting in Florida
I’ve been doing a few interviews about my memoir Not My Story to Tell. HERE is my latest interview.