Beyond the Books Author Spotlight

For those in the London (Ontario) area, I’ll be at Western this Wednesday (March 7) for an author event hosted by Beyond the Books. I’ll be with other local authors, Emma Donoghue (Room), Adrienne Kress, Michael Arntfield & Kelly Armstrong. It’ll run 6:30PM to 8:30PM in the Health Sciences Building, room 40. Admission is free! We’ll each give a brief talk, followed by a panel... read more

And some more questions and answers

As promised, some more questions from a student and my answers. How much does education or experiences influence her or his writing process? I think everyone needs education! Get an education! I wish I had an education. I am 64 years old. I grew up in a traditional household with four brothers. When I was 17 and had Grade 12, my Mom decided that was enough education…I was also becoming quite... read more


It has been a while since I posted here! Bad me! Anyway, I thought this might interest some folks. I had an email from a student today asking questions that I frequently get asked. I thought others might be interested in the answers. Sooo Here are a few of the questions and my answers. I will post more tomorrow. What does the author say about his or her purpose for writing? Is it to tell story or to... read more

For Valentine’s Day

A special for Valentine’s Day!  See Craftsy for the babs ‘n’ jas designs store (quilting) where you can get this Valentine skinny for only $2.50! read more

Happy New Year!!!

I don’t have resolutions, but I do have goals.  My goal this year is to finish a book I have been working on for a couple of years!  Let’s get it done.  Share your “goals” with me!!! read more

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