Favourite Photo #52Ancestors

2018-01-17T14:35:19-08:00

There are so many family photos I love, but for this exercise I picked this one, which I love so much I included it on my home page. It's Christmas 1958, and the picture features

The #52Ancestors Challenge

2018-01-16T14:38:54-08:00

With school and life, working on my own ancestry has taken a back seat. To stay connected with it through this busy year, I've decided to give Amy Johnson Crow's #52Ancestors challenge a go. I

A New Year, A New Challenge

2017-09-05T18:06:43-08:00

For all but four years of my life (my own first two and my daughter's), this day, the Tuesday following Labour Day, has marked the beginning of a new school year in our house. I

On Writer’s Block

2017-04-22T17:36:06-08:00

I'll let you in on a secret: I haven't written a word in two months. This is a highly unusual state of affairs for me. Even when the words aren't flowing easily, and there have

Mastering Writing Craft?

2017-04-22T17:36:06-08:00

I was skimming through a bunch of blog posts recently, and came across one that said an unnamed "famous" writer had mastered his craft and no longer needed editorial help. I've since lost track of

Three Things on a Friday Afternoon

2017-04-22T17:36:06-08:00

This topic came up in a random conversation the other day, and I thought it was a fun one to put on the blog, mostly because I'd really love to hear your own answers to

Catching up on Links

2017-04-22T17:36:06-08:00

Today is one of those rare days when I'm taking an hour to catch up on reading all the cool links I've clicked through to and left sitting open on my browser until I have

Women's Fiction: Your Favourite Quiet Reads

2017-04-22T17:36:06-08:00

I write what are typically called "quiet books", women's fiction with character-driven stories about relationships and the choices we make and human emotions and all that good stuff. Not surprisingly, those are also the kinds

SiWC 2015

2017-04-22T17:36:53-08:00

As anyone reading this likely already knows, I have just wrapped up a full year of work that culminated, as it always does, in the gathering of hundreds of writers at the Surrey International Writers’

Scotland Photos

2017-04-22T17:37:37-08:00

A few people have been asking me to see photos of my trip to Scotland in May. I flew to Edinburgh, and from there worked my way up to Elgin, where I met up with