Take a break …

Who doesn’t like to laugh, smile, or just feel good? This short video always does it for me. Whether you are a reader or a writer, I hope you get a chuckle from this clever bit. Don’t try to adjust the focus, it’s made the way you see it, but do get up and boogieContinue reading “Take a break …”

Huffpost article too good not to share

This great article gives readers a very clear picture of the angst most writers feel about promoting their work. It says a lot of things we would like to say ourselves but can’t quite figure out how to work it in with everything else we are talking about. Click here to go to the articleContinue reading “Huffpost article too good not to share”

2011 BookExpo America – what’s new and what’s next!

There’s a lot of book buzz in The Big Apple this week! The largest annual book fair in the United States is being held May 23 to 26 in New York City. Commonly referred to as BEA, BookExpo America is the book industry’s premier trade show in the USA. Locations sometimes vary but each springContinue reading “2011 BookExpo America – what’s new and what’s next!”

2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Well, this was a great start to my day! I opened my e-mail to discover the following message from Indie Book Awards. “Congratulations! Your book has been named a Finalist in the First Novel (over 80,000 words) category of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Congratulations! Your achievement will be published at http://www.IndieBookAwards.com alongContinue reading “2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards”

My guest blog on Girlfriendology

You can never have too much to say about the special girlfriends in your life. Click here to read my guest blog on Girlfriendology’s website in honour of the great ladies in my Bridge Club!

Girlfriendology – what friendship is all about!

Here’s another great website. Girlfriendology celebrates the meaningful friendships women share. Their posts are informative, entertaining, and important, supported by relevant links. The interaction of their thousands of followers speaks to the popularity of Girlfriendology. They have just begun a Wednesday page where women can send in photos of their girlfriend groups and I’m sharingContinue reading “Girlfriendology – what friendship is all about!”

Interview with writer Melissa Foster

I first met the talented Melissa Foster when I surfed into the relevant, informative, and entertaining (I kid you not … all that and more!) website she founded and hosts. Through many exchanges of communication, talking on skype, and the sharing of ideas, philosophies, and eventually personal experiences it is a pleasure now to also callContinue reading “Interview with writer Melissa Foster”

Celebrating Women

For the past 100 years, International Women’s Day (IWD) has been celebrated around the world on March 8. Hundreds of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments and women’s groups around the world choose different themes each year that reflectContinue reading “Celebrating Women”

Terry Fallis, Lisa Genova – what a week!

I have been so fortunate this week to meet and speak with two outstanding authors, both of whom were very inspirational to me when I was writing The Bridge Club. I have followed the careers of these two novelists with great interest. Today I attended Podcamp at Ryerson University with my friend and fellow authorContinue reading “Terry Fallis, Lisa Genova – what a week!”

Girlfriends are good for your health …

A friend just sent this to me and I want to share it with you. They Teach It at Stanford As reported by a woman who had just finished taking  an evening class at Stanford. The last lecture was on the mind-body connection – the relationship between stress and disease. The speaker (head  of psychiatryContinue reading “Girlfriends are good for your health …”