Today was great. I was invited to speak to three classes in Grades 4, 5 and 6 at an elementary school in Nanaimo. We were on a tight timeline, with only a half hour to spare so I read for 20 minutes and took questions for another 10 minutes. The young adults I read to […]
I am on fire! Three things I had to do are done for book four! So life is good and working on my son’s end of year research project has been really fun too. My daughter is out kayaking tonight and we are eating rhubarb pie that I made. How good is life? My answer […]
When I’m writing a story, it takes a lot for me to commit to seeing it on paper. It’s only after going through lots of revisions that I get to a point when I feel like the story is contained. That is to say the chapters are in chronological order, and the characters are progressing […]
How’d I do? Let me know what you think! I spent a couple of hours today, trying on some new ideas for the website including giving you immediate access to the newspaper articles I’ve been featured it. It feels good to get back to my roots and make my website reflect where I am right […]
I spent my weekend deciding it was time to get the measuring stick out. I decided to reread all my stories to see if the latest installment of Mabel Hartley stacks up against the first three books. There’s nothing for an author like seeing progress. The journey over a decade of my life, has brought me […]
I will spend most of my day as a reader, not a writer, as I read through the entire manuscript and get a feel for the tone of the story and mark passages that need to be reworked. It’s exciting to be so close to the finish and the first reader of Mabel’s fourth story. […]
I wrote this afternoon and wondered if I was writing the ending that my characters wanted and then as I sat with my notepad more ideas came, making more sense and the characters kept talking about what needed to happen and luckily, I listened.