Some time ago, a student and friend in the Creative Writing course that I teach at the Oshawa Senior Citizens’ Centre shared with me some letters that she had found when she was a young girl. She knew of my
This Saturday, I’ll be joining four other members of the Orca “Pod” to talk about our beloved hi-lo (reluctant reader) books, share readings, and sign copies. It promises to be a great event! Please join us if you can!
It’s always a happy day when a book gets reprinted. I recently heard from H.I.P. Books that Roller Coaster has gone back to press again. It’s my shortest book to date, and the one aimed at the youngest readership —
I hope I’m “realistic but ready” for this talk! Looking forward to meeting everyone.
Irony is fun. I haven’t updated my blog in a while, but I’ll be speaking with the Arts Council Haliburton Highlands on the topic of authors and social media next Saturday. My relationship with social media is, well, complicated, to
This landed in my in-box earlier this week, from a knitter’s mailing list: We were chatting in my online community recently, and someone posted the most hilarious photo about the life cycle of a knit or crochet project. It basically
This has nothing to do with writing, except that sometimes research can take you incredible places. When my daughter expressed an interest in adding to her high school volunteer hours by becoming a “goat cuddler,” I figured that at the
Except not an actual gym. I don’t like gyms. No, what I’m trying to get it in an admittedly clumsy way is what happens when you had a routine, and it was working well, and then you fell off that
WCDR writing workshop days are the best. The great thing about having a close-knit, enthusiastic writing community is that every workshop is like “old home week.” Half the fun is seeing friends, colleagues and writing group members. Today’s session, led
We’re early in the basement-renovation process at home. So early that we’re still in the clearing-out-the-stuff phase. I’ve been sorting through boxes and piles, discovering things squirrelled away in various recesses of the house, and in that process, something has