My debut novel Rose-Coloured Houses is getting positive reviews and feedback. Here is more: It takes great ambition to start to write a novel and extreme dedication to take it to completion. You did it! Good for you! Congratulations on yet another insightful, thought provoking and meaningful book. With your skillful description and character development… Read More More Feedback for Rose-Coloured Houses
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
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’ve been trying to get an email subscriber’s list since I wrote Not My Story To Tell four years ago. I signed up with Constant Contact and tried effortlessly to figure it out. I gave up. Then I tried Mail Chimp. Again I spend hours and hours but couldn’t understand it. Now I’ve signed up… Read More Setting Up Email Subscribers Eludes Me
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 admit I’ve been posting sporadically here, and mainly photographs. I’ve been busy writing my novel, yet to be named. The working title is A Home For Peggy. I wrote a little bit about it here. I’d like ideas for a title. I’m 20 000 words into it, and feel I’ve accomplished so much, yet… Read More Did I Mention I’m Writing a Novel?
We are experiencing ANOTHER snow day in Canada. We do have a reputation for snow but this is mid-April and we usually have Spring-like weather, long before now. We have highway, school closures and power outages all across Southern Ontario. This will continue until Thursday. Luckily, I don’t have to be anywhere but warm and… Read More Late April Snow Days
This is an extremely important article on how improvements can be made in treating people with mental health issues. I expressed my frustrations in my memoir, Not My Story To Tell about my daughter, Justine’s struggle with a broken system. Rethinking Therapy was in the Globe and Mail Newspaper today. It makes many valid points.
We, in Ontario, Canada are having a heat wave. We’ve had an unseasonably wet, cool summer and now it seems summer has arrived.