World Oceans Day … oops, I forgot to click publish!

I was caught up in a wonderful graduation day yesterday (Friday) for the daughter of dear friends. She received combined MBA/Law degrees plus an award for top marks in both. It was indeed a day to celebrate! Beginning with a beautiful ceremony at Convocation Hall, in the magnificent grounds of the University of Toronto, weContinue reading “World Oceans Day … oops, I forgot to click publish!”

Getting back on track …

Full disclosure: I have to admit taking a week to breathe, away from writing and social media, was truly a gift. I’m so glad I gave it to myself. Having finally written the ending to my next novel … even though we all know novels are never really *finished* … it was time to re-focus onContinue reading “Getting back on track …”

Taking a week to breathe …

I’ve been taking a bit of a break this week to celebrate typing the words “The End” on the last page of the manuscript of my next novel. Wooohoooo! Yippeeeee!  … ahem … sorry for the momentary loss of control … For those writers in the crowd, you know what I mean. There’s a bittersweetContinue reading “Taking a week to breathe …”

A slightly different slant today …

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Lucky me! Author and well-known choc-o-holic, work-o-holic, mom-o-holic, Stephanie Keyes invited me to be part of her fabulous Spring Author Series and I’m over there talking about … yes, what else … France! Well, she asked me about vacations and travel so what was I to do?Continue reading “A slightly different slant today …”

Meet the Downsizing Divas!

A few weeks ago I had a great evening at a dinner/meeting  hosted by Anne Day’s Company of Women. These business-oriented functions are super networking opportunities attended by  dynamic women and conversations are animated and informative. There’s never a dull moment and this time I met a couple of true Divas! You know I loveContinue reading “Meet the Downsizing Divas!”

La Grande Nomade …

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Yes … I’m still hard at the WIP … so since I can’t get away from it, I thought I would bring you into the story with me for a moment. Oh come on! No eye rolls! It’s just for a moment … By way of introductionContinue reading “La Grande Nomade …”

A Mother’s Day postscript

Have you seen this? My daughter forwarded it to me. We don’t all have children that grow up to be Olympic competitors, but they are all champions in our hearts. The job is the same for each of us. Enjoy.

La Fête Des Mères

If it’s Friday, it must be France … In Canada and the U.S.A, this Sunday, the second Sunday in May, is Mother’s Day. Well, officially it’s Mother’s Day … we all know in reality every day is Mother’s Day. Where would we be without them? Mother’s Day in France this year is June 3. TheContinue reading “La Fête Des Mères”

Last chapter syndrome …

Ooops – Tuesday just slipped right by me! I’m in the grips of what I refer to, in a conflicted  joyful way, as “last chapter syndrome”. Even though I feel a little sad to say goodbye to the characters, it’s such a relief good feeling to be reaching the end of something that has consumed meContinue reading “Last chapter syndrome …”

How sweet is this?

If it’s Friday, it must be France … May 1st is celebrated in many different ways around the world. France has a particularly sweet custom and my friend,  book reviewer and blogger Claire McAlpine, wrote a lovely post about that very topic. I’m happy to share it with you today. Le Muguet – Becoming French MayContinue reading “How sweet is this?”