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
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
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’m learning some new techniques in my art class. If you’d like to see some of my other paintings you will find them here.
I’m close to publication with my new novel, Rose Coloured Houses. Im editing and revising. If you’d like to beta read it, I’d appreciate feedback.
I’ve dabbled in watercolour paintings in the past but never really stuck with it. You can see my other work here. Now I’m going to dedicate some time to really learning and practicing. Here is what we did Week Two Week 3 Week 4
Here is the video of all the finalists. The award ceremony is November 11. http://www.youtube.com/watch
I’ve been writing a novel for nearly a year. You can read more about that here. I’ve included a couple of excerpts here and here. I’m up to over 42 000 words but I was struggling with naming the book. My working title was a uninspiring “A Home For Peggy.” After writing down dozens of… Read More I’ve Finally Chosen a Title for my Novel
I haven’t written much here lately and I feel a little guilty about that. I’m writing a novel and promoting my memoir Not My Story To Tell and the companion e-book JUSTINE. This takes up much of my time. I’m learning Instagram and taking an online workshop on Pinterest to market my books. I already… Read More Writing and Marketing