Mission accomplished!

With reference to my last post about making choices, missing golf, and other assorted moans, it took me all week but I got the job done! Clearing the mountain of paper, books, files and assorted flotsam and jetsam off my desk took longer than I expected. Sorting through the piles (which resulted in several “SoContinue reading “Mission accomplished!”

Thank you/Merci beaucoup!

I’m dashing out the door to meet with my editor but want to say an enormous THANK YOU to all the readers and supporters who responded to The Bridge Club as Book Of The Day yesterday on eReaderNews.  The Bridge Club shot up to #4 on Amazon’s Movers and Shakers/Digital Text! Woohoo! Thanks a million,Continue reading “Thank you/Merci beaucoup!”

À la plage … to the beach!

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Pour yourself a favourite summertime beverage and cool off with a visit to a few of my favourite beaches in the south of France . Going to the beach on the Côte D’Azur is as much about the setting and scenery as anything else … and …bienContinue reading “À la plage … to the beach!”

A Gold Medal Winner!

It it’s Friday, it must be France … During the next two weeks there will be many gold medals awarded at the Olympic Games in London, England. As I was making my favourite dessert for a dinner party the other evening, I was watching  previews about the Games. It occurred to me that the crèmeContinue reading “A Gold Medal Winner!”

Happy Birthday to Me!

I’m taking the day off to play golf and celebrate. Thanks for all the cards, voicemails and e-mails … the Kazoo serenade was outstanding! See you Friday!

Meet Anneli Purchase!

A few weeks ago I had a visit here from the talented Tele Aadsen, fisher person and writer, trolling the dangerously magnificent waters off the coast of Alaska. Today I’m happy to introduce you to Anneli Purchase, a writer whose life these days also very much revolves around the ebb and flow of the ocean.Continue reading “Meet Anneli Purchase!”

Thank you, Nora Ephron

Whenever I want to be reminded of smart, funny, poignant, meaningful writing, I read something written by Nora Ephron. Screenwriter, film maker, novelist, essayist and brilliant speaker, she was also a prolific blogger. Her talent was a constant inspiration to many women pursuing the dream of becoming a writer and a source of tremendous enjoymentContinue reading “Thank you, Nora Ephron”

Be inspired!

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Today I’m inviting you back to beautiful Aix-En-Provence, the home of blogger/book reviewer/writer and mon amie, Claire McAlpine. Claire recently tagged me to join the Be Inspired Blog Hop.  This clever idea is being hosted by Vicki Orions on her Page After Page blog, who suggested: “All ofContinue reading “Be inspired!”

Vote for Nicole!

Originally posted on Nicole Basaraba's Uni-Verse-City:
Since its Wednesday, this would usually be my Writers’ Uni-Verse-City segement day, but I have been up to something special I want to share with you. Since I finished the first draft of my novel for the Round of Words in 80 Days writing challenge, I’ve been working…

Channeling Mr. Rogers …

It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood, a beautiful day for a neighbour, would you be mine, could you be mine … *channeling Mr. Rogers* … and there’s a lot of blog-hopping going on today, which always guarantees a great time! For some reason, I’ve been humming the theme song from  the Mr. Rogers show all day.Continue reading “Channeling Mr. Rogers …”