I wrote here about the frustration I was having converting my children’s e-book into paperback. I’d done it seamlessly with my memoir, Not My Story to Tell and my novel, Rose-Coloured Houses but didn’t realize that picture books cannot be converted by KDP. I went to my trusty source, Fiverr to find help. I’ve used… Read More I Can’t Sleep with a Dog on my Head is Available in Paperback
I’ve written a children’s book called, I Can’t Sleep With A Dog on my Head. It’s been described as a “sweet, silly book.” I know kids will love it. My grandsons, Oliver and Elliott and my dog, Boo inspired the story. I wanted to dedicate it to the boys but then I thought it would… Read More My Children’s Book Has Inspired a Series
I’ve written a children’s book and hired a talented illustrator. “This is a sweet, silly story” ~ Ashley Barron, illustrator “This is so cute!”~ Candice Brooks, Beta reader
Here is a some of the feedback I’ve received for my debut novel, Rose-Coloured Houses: “You have a very vibrant writing style with colourful and active descriptions! You put me right in the story, feeling for the family and other people involved.” “Cathy your book was very difficult to put down, so needless to say… Read More Rose-Coloured Houses is a Success
Today my Novel Rose-Coloured Houses was published in Kindle, Soft Cover and Hard Cover versions.
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
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 manuscript is finished and I have several people beta reading it. So far I’ve had positive reviews. Here is one: The first chapter is extremely well written and the vivid imagery grabs the reader’s attention. You juxtaposition the grandeur of the majestic homes and the beauty of fall in Ontario against the darkness and loneliness… Read More Let Me Tell You About My New 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.