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I had an amazing, vivid dream last night. It went on for what felt like hours, and at one point I woke, fell asleep again and tumbled right back into the dream. It all took place ...

I’ve had a busy few days, arranging a book launch – tentatively set for March 10 – and generally tending to the stuff that comes up with a new release. Which brings me to one of ...

I picked up my copies of Heart from Purolator this morning. My second book! You can probably see my grin from where you are. The cover looks better in reality than it does as an image. ...

English really is a crazy, wonderful language. This morning, my co-worker in the ESL department arrived with a couple of calendars she picked up on sale last night. One of them gives a new unusual English ...

“Everything that can be invented has already been invented.” Charles H. Duell, Chief of the U.S. Office of Patents, 1899 My ESL students worked with future forms last week, and we read a series of predictions, ...

McShannon’s Heart is currently second in the Preditors and Editors readers’ poll! Go Heart! If you’d like to vote (nudge nudge), here’s the link again: VOTE HERE For Folk Friday this week, I’ve chosen a tune ...

Woke up this morning to an e-mail from Bluewood, telling me they’ve entered Heart in the romance category of the annual Reader’s Poll at Preditors and Editors. I’m thrilled! Echo says please vote! Can you resist ...

I’m late with Folk Friday today. This was testing day for my ESL students and I just finished the print errata for Heart, so I haven’t had time until now to prepare this week’s post. This ...

I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions. To me, it feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I set goals instead, and take some time to look back on the year that’s just ...

Time to announce the winners of my contest…I put all the names in a hat and drew last night. The winner of the editor’s critique is Candace, and the winners of e-copies of Heart are Carol ...

The holidays are rushing by, but there’s still time to enter my contest to win a free e-copy of McShannon’s Heart AND a critique of fifteen manuscript pages by editor of critically acclaimed novels, Patricia Thomas. ...

It’s that time of year again, so here’s a little gift for you – a  Christmas story about Trey and Beth McShannon and their children. It takes place thirteen years after McShannon’s Chance. These characters are ...

As of today, McShannon’s Chance is available in print from Amazon. The print version isn’t up on the Bluewood site yet, but I’ll soon be able to order copies wholesale. I can’t wait to hold a ...

This morning I checked on Bluewood Publishing’s website to find McShannon’s Heart listed in the bookstore as available. Here’s the link: Bluewood Bookstore Now, I can go around calling myself a multi-published author, at least when ...

I received my edits for Heart the other day, have gone through them (no major changes – phew!) and am ready to ship them back. It looks like I’ll have an e-book release by Christmas! If ...

I don’t have an exact release date for McShannon’s Heart, but I’m expecting it to be available as an e-book before the end of the month, so it’s contest time! Here’s how this is going to ...

I love traditional English Christmas music, but this uniquely Canadian carol has always been a favorite of mine, as much for the story behind it as for the music. The Huron Carol was written in 1643 ...

I had my second monthly weigh-in at Curves yesterday, the first since recording my baseline. Five pounds down and five inches lost. Not bad, considering I really haven’t been dieting. Slow and steady wins the race. ...

November winding down and December almost upon us. The flood of Christmas advertising has begun. I find that the older I get, the less interest I have in the Christmas rush. There are no children in ...

Model writing postcards, Carl Larsson, 1906 Tomorrow night, I’m scheduled to do a workshop at a local senior’s centre on “passion in our lives”. I’ll be talking about my characters from McShannon’s Chance – about Beth’s ...