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I’m a published author as of today. Yay! It hasn’t really sunk in yet – it’s been a long time coming, but the day is finally here. Happy dance happening! Can I settle down enough to ...

Here’s a small world story for you. In an earlier post I mentioned my maternal grandfather, Fred Marsland, who died in a flying accident many years ago. Well, a couple of days ago I got an ...

The following was written by a chemistry student in answer to a bonus exam question: Is Hell exothermic or endothermic? The professor enjoyed the answer enough to share it online. I found it on Romance Divas. ...

This picture of the Halifax skyline was taken last night. The smoke is coming from a forest fire that burned to within 500 metres of our house. We packed and got ready to evacuate last night, ...

I’ve never been a fan of American Idol. To me, it’s another form of reality TV, and the reality too often is just not entertaining. But earlier this week on the Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada ...

I spend a lot of time on the road with my job, which means I spend lot of time listening the radio – something I’ve never had the opportunity to do before. I’m finding it one ...

This reflects back to my earlier posts on romance novels…I’m working on McShannon’s Heart these days and thinking about the character of the hero, Martin Rainnie. Martin is a farmer in the Yorkshire Dales, a quiet, ...

The real Jennie Marsland was my maternal grandmother. This picture of her was taken when she was eighteen or nineteen, shortly after her marriage in the early 1930s. She grew up on a small farm in ...

I’ve been browsing through some romance forums lately and I’m seeing a lot of discussion about sex scenes in romance novels. If you read romance at all, it’s no secret that the trend is the hotter, ...

I’ve been spending some time on Pamela Clare’s website lately. In my opinion, her historical ‘MacKinnon’s Rangers’ series is fantastic. Anyway, she had a contest with autographed copies of Extreme Exposure, one of her romantic suspense ...

My first entry…well, I’ll start with the book. A year and a half ago, on a school camping trip, I found myself alone at the campsite.  Out of the blue, a character stepped from the September ...