Celebrate Spring right here!

To celebrate the arrival of spring tomorrow and the publishing of my next novel, The Promise of Provence, in just a few more weeks, I’ve decided to have a sale! The fabulous ladies of The Bridge Club are hanging out on Ebook Impresario today and tomorrow at a very special $.99.  You can also findContinue reading “Celebrate Spring right here!”

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There may not be a new sponsor yet, however 20 books appear on the long list for the international Women’s Prize for Fiction and although there are certain predictable inclusions, such as Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up the Bodies, Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behaviour and Zadie Smith’s NW, it is great…

Be a Possibilitarian!

The first time I recall seeing the word was on author Amber West’s fabulous blog “A Day Without Sushi” which I follow regularly. She displayed this poster and the word  possibilitarian struck a chord that has resonated with me ever since.  (We have never been able to figure out where this graphic originated. So if anyone knows,Continue reading “Be a Possibilitarian!”


If it’s Friday, it must be France … I love it when I can tie the travel photo theme into something I know about France. This week’s theme of “Glass” is a perfect opportunity for me to share one of my favourite villages with you. Biot is a picturesque medieval hilltop village that’s not tooContinue reading “TRAVEL THEME: GLASS”

Pack your bags and come to France!

If it’s Friday, it must be France … PLEASE NOTE:  This trip has been temporarily postponed as Uniglobe Instant Travel in London, ON, was taken over by another company on February 1st.  The good news is that another fabulous women’s travel group is working with us and we hope to have the trip rescheduled inContinue reading “Pack your bags and come to France!”


‘Tis the season to feel stressfully slightly overloaded! Humming joyful holiday songs only works for so long  … Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel or Jingle Bells … whatever helps.  Normally I love the busy bustle of the holiday season. However,  *cue doleful organ music*, I am lagging far behind with everything at the moment, and in myContinue reading “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: REFLECTIONS”

Book Club Wisdom

I know I keep mentioning the fabulous online community of literati – writers, bloggers, readers, editors, reviewers, designers –  the list goes on – and it’s such a buzz to be connected with all of you. Yes, YOU – because dear readers, you are an equally important part of the equation! It’s always a pleasureContinue reading “Book Club Wisdom”


From The Daily Post @ WordPress.com  – The Weekly Photo Challenge – THANKFUL In as few words as possible (the TRUE challenge for me) , amongst many other things, I’m most thankful for family, friends, freedom and: EVERY SUNRISE EVERY SUNSET AND EVERY MOMENT IN BETWEEN THAT OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW EXPERIENCES AND I AM THANKFUL I’VEContinue reading “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: THANKFUL”

Pinch me!

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Ooops – I’m late again  – I know it’s Saturday, but we have company and I’m attempting to sneak this post in while still being a somewhat gracious hostess. Good thing we have understanding friends who realize writing and blogging are  consuming my life  somewhat distracting at times. WhatContinue reading “Pinch me!”

Weekly Photo Challenge: GEOMETRY

This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Quintin Lake of Quintin Lake Architectural Photography. Click on the link  for more about this week’s theme and his photography tips! Geometry: This challenge is about the shapes and rhythms that make up the geometry of our world. Here’s my shot looking through the porches of the change hutsContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: GEOMETRY”