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
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I’ve been enjoying a week with my grandson, Oliver at my house. He’s three and a half and full of energy. I keep him busy all day at parks and playgroups and in the evening, I’m tired. It’s a good tired feeling. When we lost our daughter (and sister) Justine four and a half years… Read More Oliver and Me
I got an exciting email yesterday from Claire Harris Perkins from Book Club Talk Radio Club. She said she’s writing a￼ self-help book for authors called How to Stand Out From the Crowd with your Book Marketing and would like to use my back page blurb as an example of how to attract readers. I… Read More My Blurb is Going to be Featured in a Book
We’re going back to Canada after two months in sunny Florida.
I’ve been working on my companion book for the past few days. You can read more about that here. Today I was working on my laptop while Boo rested perched above me.
One of my readers mentioned Wattpad yesterday. I’ve published two short stories there. Have you heard of it? It’s an easy way of testing the waters in self-publishing. I have to admit I haven’t spent much time learning how to get followers, even though I’ve followed others. Here are the stories I published there. It’s… Read More Wattpad
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”)
We, in Ontario, Canada are having a heat wave. We’ve had an unseasonably wet, cool summer and now it seems summer has arrived.