I haven’t had time to write lately, as my mother broke her foot and I’ve been helping her. My mind has been on a title for my novel. It’s about a girl in the 1940’s who realizes her father isn’t who she thinks he is. It’s reminiscent of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, a favourite… Read More Homes and Dreams
The people who have already read my memoir, Not My Story To Tell know that many of my experiences raising a daughter who had mental health issues wasn’t easy or fun. It was scary and heartbreaking. That does not mean I became negative or angry, however. The opposite happened. I became more positive in order… Read More Positivity Attracts Positivity
I’ve heard that Instagram is an author’s best social media platform but I really didn’t understand how to use it properly. I took a couple of online workshops and now I really enjoy it. I use an app called Cava which makes the posts the appropriate size. It’s easy to use. Before After
I just received a phone call that has left me warm and fuzzy. A woman I met in Florida, who just happens to live close to me in Canada read my memoir, Not My Story To Tell, gave it to her daughter, who in turn recommended it to her daughter. The twenty-four year old granddaughter… Read More My Readers Warm My Heart
I shared some photos of the most beautiful sunsets in the world two weeks ago. You can see those here. I’m in Kincardine, while my mom’s broken heel mends. Since then we have had snow blizzards for several days. I’m happy to report the sunsets have returned.
We are experiencing ANOTHER snow day in Canada. We do have a reputation for snow but this is mid-April and we usually have Spring-like weather, long before now. We have highway, school closures and power outages all across Southern Ontario. This will continue until Thursday. Luckily, I don’t have to be anywhere but warm and… Read More Late April Snow Days
Read the article in People Magazine here.
This is an extremely important article on how improvements can be made in treating people with mental health issues. I expressed my frustrations in my memoir, Not My Story To Tell about my daughter, Justine’s struggle with a broken system. Rethinking Therapy was in the Globe and Mail Newspaper today. It makes many valid points.
My mom broke her heel and I’m staying at her condo to help her. It’s gorgeous here and I’m treating it as a little vacation.