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 …”

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”

NaNoWriMo needs our support …

National Novel Writing Month – 30 Day and Nights of Literary Abandon! (I feel so strongly about this, I’m running this post for a week. Back to France next Friday.) A lot of bleary-eyed writers will be setting their keyboards aside for a brief respite after a final dash to the finish line of theirContinue reading “NaNoWriMo needs our support …”

Awesome chocolate cake recipe!Better late than never…

If you are looking for another post about France, it will be here on Friday. I’ve decided that until the end of September, every Friday will feature the “If it’s Friday, it must be France” post. `A vendredi! Now this post is WAY overdue! Last November we held the launch party for The Bridge ClubContinue reading “Awesome chocolate cake recipe!Better late than never…”

The writing community as I see it

One of the best parts of being involved with the writing community is meeting the engaging and dedicated people who participate in and contribute to it – both online and off.  Experienced or novice, young or not so young, every genre imaginable from steampunk to romance to whatever, everyone is in the mix. Honestly, theContinue reading “The writing community as I see it”

ForeWord 2010 Book Of The Year finalist

Last week I was honoured to receive the following news: iUniverse would like to congratulate you on a job well done.  ForeWord has announced the 2010 Book of the Year Award Finalists.  There were more than 1,400 books entered into 56 different categories. These finalists represent some of the best work coming from today’s independentContinue reading “ForeWord 2010 Book Of The Year finalist”

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”

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 …”

More about TBC characters- Jane

Wow! It’s been fun to hear how many of you related to the Sea To Sky Highway, Jane’s favourite drive (Chapter 3). It’s an awesome drive from Horseshoe Bay, just north of Vancouver, along the coast and then carved out of the steep cliffs overlooking the always breathtakingly beautiful Howe Sound, up past the in-your-faceContinue reading “More about TBC characters- Jane”