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
One of the greatest things about writing is how it revives memories that have been, in some cases, buried. I find when writing I discover many things I had forgotten or were just on the surface of my mind. I have a terrible memory. Maybe that is why I write. Other people just retrieve thoughts… Read More Writing and Memory
A few days ago I attended a book launch. You can read more about that here. The event was quiet and elegant as you might expect in an art gallery. It was lovely to be surrounded by beautiful art. The book is called “Traitor’s Knot” by Cryssa Bazos. It’s a historical fiction set in the 1600’s.… Read More Alphabet Soup Challenge-Event
I took a day off yesterday to read. I’ve written before how I find reading and writing difficult to do simultaneously. You can read that post here. Reading is essential for writers and I’ve especially been reading memoirs so I can learn more about style and content. I read an entire book and most of another one.… Read More Alphabet Soup Challenge-Read