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
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
My friend and I had made plans to visit another friend who had been hit by a car while riding her bike. We’d made food to take and planned to leave this morning. Everything changed when we were bombarded with reports of an impending snowstorm. We remained optimistic and planned to check again this morning.… Read More Expressing Gratitude Helps
This excerpt is from my memoir Not My Story To Tell. One other party turned out to be very memorable. Justine had invited some friends for a hot tub party and sleepover. She was about eighteen. I was home but they didn’t need any supervision. Greg was working overnight and I just stayed in my… Read More Parties (Chapter from “Not My Story To Tell”)
I am working the last month of my career as an Educational Assistant. My last day is October 26th. Today, I did my very last bus duty of my life. Bus duty entails standing outside on top of a big hill. On gorgeous days like today, it’s a pleasure but in the middle of winter,… Read More A Month of “Lasts”
I’ve set the date for my book launch. I’m combining it with my retirement as an Educational Assistant. The date is Thursday, October 26th. I’m hoping to have it ready on time for pre-orders. This is a real party and everyone is welcome to attend. There will be paperback copies available for $4.99. I realize… Read More You’re Invited!
I’m in Prince Edward Island, Canada. You can read and see a few photos of this amazing place here and here. We’ve eaten delicious seafood, visited the best beaches in the world and seen award winning shows. Our home-away-from home is right on the Atlantic Ocean with red sandy beaches.
I’m in Prince Edward Island, Canada. This is my second trip here. We came four years ago for a holiday and loved it so much we wanted to move here. We didn’t move here but came back for a vacation.
The other day I shared an excerpt from my book Not My Story To Tell. You can read that here. It was very well received so I thought I’d share another section of the book. This is about Justine and her sister, Candice. “Justine and Candice were just under two years apart in age and one year in… Read More Another Sneak Peek