• A Play List And Painted Rocks
    on September 21, 2023

    My friend Erin suggested I make a playlist for my novel Sixties Girl so I’ve created one on YouTube and you can find it here. Thanks so much, Erin for the suggestion. Each song on the list is featured somewhere … Continue reading →

  • Sixties Girl Goes to Paris
    on August 11, 2023

    The city of Paris plays a role in my latest novel Sixties Girl. Laura, one of the narrators has a surprising discussion with a classmate named Gloria on their high school graduation night. Gloria tells Laura she is moving to … Continue reading →

  • Time for a Novel Round-up!
    on July 3, 2023

    I’m hoping summer will provide a bit of a break from the busyness of the author part of my life. But I find if I wait too long to do updates about what’s going on with my novels I forget … Continue reading →

  • Meet Me At The Pub
    on June 19, 2023

    I’m really excited about a literary event I’ll be participating in on June 24th at The Public a brewhouse on Main Street in Steinbach where I grew up. I’ll be reading from my latest novel Sixties Girl. I’ll be joined … Continue reading →

  • My Wish Came True
    on June 3, 2023

    In the early 1990s we visited our good friend MaryBeth in Massachusetts. MaryBeth had become like one of the family during the year we taught together and lived together on the same compound on the Hopi First Nation in Arizona. … Continue reading →

  • Miriam and Me
    on May 15, 2023

    My high school bestie Deb Fast was at the launch of my novel Sixties Girl and it was her idea I take a photo with Miriam Toews. Deb and I both grew up in Steinbach just like Miriam Toews did. … Continue reading →

  • Novel News Round-Up
    on May 10, 2023

    I was so excited when teacher, writer and reviewer Spencer B. Miller chose my new book Sixties Girl as one of his top five picks for middle graders from all the new Canadian novels that have come out this spring. … Continue reading →

  • A Cow Named After Me
    on May 9, 2023

    In the fall of 2022, I got a message from Kathy Kyle who is a regular reader of my blog. She and her husband Russ Bayliss and their family own and operate a cattle ranch near Carnduff, Saskatchewan, close to … Continue reading →

  • The Sixties Scoop
    on May 5, 2023

    One of the last chapters in my novel Sixties Girl is about a high school graduation night. Laura, one of the main characters, comes to a troubling realization at her grad party. During her childhood and teen years, there were … Continue reading →

  • Love Those Kids
    on May 2, 2023

    Yesterday morning I blogged about how being around children inspires me and gives me hope and joy. And then yesterday afternoon I had one of those experiences with kids that left me on cloud nine. Teacher Amelia Warkentin had invited … Continue reading →

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