A blast from the past … + an update

October 2017 The post below was written five years ago after I had published my first novel, The Bridge Club. Now, in October 2017, my fifth women’s fiction novel, Drawing Lessons, has just been released. It’s been quite a journey. In the next few weeks, I will pay attention to bringing my blog up toContinue reading “A blast from the past … + an update”

To Paris With Love

Originally posted on Paris: People, Places and Bling:
Ile-de-France by Aristide Bonaventure Maillol at the Jardin des Tuileries (Photo: Theadora Brack) By Theadora Brack Paris will survive. The City of Light has been through thousands of years of barbarian invasions, plagues, religious wars, sieges, and Nazi occupations, and always comes through. In fact, the city’s heraldic…

#Authors #Bloggers #Readers – Be aware of Intellectual Property Theft Laws!

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
Intellectual Property Theft – a growing problem that hurts everyone in this writing business By Susan M. Toy Recently, I’ve become aware of the increasing amount of Intellectual Property (IP) theft that’s taking place online. It’s been happening for a long time: artists—visual, photographers, musicians…


Hey Book Lovers,I hope you enjoyed participating! The winners of the main prizes have been announced right here! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL! I’VE JUST RETURNED TO NICE FROM LEADING THE FIRST OF OUR WOMEN’S TOURS TO THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND HAVE FOUR DAYS BEFORE THE NEXT TOUR BEGINS. Here’s a link if you want toContinue reading “SUMMER SPLASH BLOG HOP WINNER IS …”

Bonjour, Nice! So good to see you again!

If it’s Friday, it must be France … And I am thrilled to say that it IS Friday and this IS coming to you directly from beautiful Nice. We arrived here on Sunday after our fabulous two weeks in the Swiss Alps and, as much as we would have been happy to stay in thatContinue reading “Bonjour, Nice! So good to see you again!”

If only I could yodel …

Hi there! I’ve been off the blog for a while. Travel and edits have made the days fly by but I really want to share a bit of our adventure with you. My Friday In France posts will be back next week – directly from France, I’m happy to say! For the past two weeks,Continue reading “If only I could yodel …”

Thank you, Maya Angelou

Her voice is stilled but her words will live forever. Here are a few of my favourites. Rest in peace, Dr. Angelou, and thank you. Needless to say, there are countless pages of praise shared about this remarkable woman, after her passing yesterday. I particularly liked what TIME had to say: “When Maya Angelou wasContinue reading “Thank you, Maya Angelou”

Prayers for the Stolen

Originally posted on Word by Word:
Stolen women. It sounds like an oxymoron, as if those two words cancel each other out, they should not go together, it should not exist. In the last month the #BringBackOurGirls campaign has raised awareness of the plight of stolen girls and women, the kidnapping of 200 high school…