• I’d Like to Visit Gull Lake Saskatchewan
    on May 26, 2024

    Earlier this month a unique little bookshop set in an historic home in Gull Lake Saskatchewan called Yellow Canary Books featured my novel Lost on the Prairie on their Instagram page. I’d love to go to Gull Lake and visit … Continue reading →

  • The Smell and 10 Other Reasons I Love McNally Robinson Booksellers
    on April 27, 2024

    Today is Canadian Independent Bookstore Day! It’s a day for readers, writers and publishers to celebrate bookstores that aren’t part of a larger chain but operate independently to serve their communities in unique ways. Here in Winnipeg we are incredibly … Continue reading →

  • A Great Morning and A Great Lunch
    on April 26, 2024

    On Tuesday morning at 9:00 o’clock I paid a visit to a class of Grade 3s at Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary School. They had just finished reading my novel Lost on the Prairie. They were a fabulous group of kids full … Continue reading →

  • On An Author High
    on April 20, 2024

    I’m always on a high after I do a school visit. Yesterday I did a virtual one with a class of grade four and five students from Brownell School in Saskatoon. A student teacher had just completed a novel study … Continue reading →

  • Grateful to the Canada Council
    on April 2, 2024

    Recently I received a generous check from the Canada Council for the Arts. One of the purposes of this money is to reimburse authors whose works are in libraries across the country. Over 18,000 Canadian authors receive a cheque of … Continue reading →

  • Oh Where Oh Where Have You Been?
    on March 28, 2024

    I am giving a talk to a seniors group this afternoon about my two books. Putting my slides together I realized all the interesting places my novels have been. On a canoe trip In Paris In Brisbane Australia By the … Continue reading →

  • What’s Happening In My Author World?
    on January 29, 2024

    I only discovered recently that in April of 2023 when Sixties Girl was launched, it made The Hamilton Review of Bestselling Books at Independent Bookstores. Thanks to my publisher Heritage House for including Sixties Girl in its display of books … Continue reading →

  • Draft Dodgers
    on December 31, 2023

    I was in my teens and early twenties during the Vietnam War and had three experiences with American draft dodgers that I’ve never forgotten. The first happened in an American Denny’s Restaurant on a family vacation in 1969. While we were … Continue reading →

  • The Importance of Family History
    on December 26, 2023

    In a Toronto Globe and Mail op ed this month Robin Pascoe writes about why it is important for the older generation to tell our children and grandchildren family stories. Pascoe talks about the sudden death of her mother when … Continue reading →

  • Ozempic! A Sixties Flashback?
    on December 22, 2023

    Recently Oprah Winfrey gave a major boost to the sale of the drug Ozempic when she hinted she’s been taking it to lose weight. Ozempic which was approved to treat diabetes in 2017 has been found to also be effective at … Continue reading →

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