Summer reading

Posted Jul 1 2016 in , , ,

When I was at school, the last bell of the year signalled not only the beginning of the long summer holiday but also many weeks of reading. Back then, after months of set school texts, summer was a glorious time to read what I wanted. Although those days are long gone, summer reading still has […]

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Stories my jewellery tells

Posted May 6 2016 in , , ,

I suspect I’m part magpie for I gravitate towards the shiny and sparkly, and am a self-confessed, jewellery junkie. I recently bought a set of Stackers boxes from the UK, a flexible storage system which has transformed my life in jewellery. However, as I organized my collection in these new boxes, it struck me that much like […]

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Dear Santa Claus

Posted Dec 18 2015 in , , , ,

I used to write to you every year. I’d print a letter in crayon and ask my mom for an envelope which we’d address to you at the North Pole, H0H 0H0, Canada. I’d include a greeting for Mrs. Claus and the reindeer. I’d tell you what I wanted for Christmas, and ask if you’d […]

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My Romance Writers of America (RWA)® conference 2015, from A to Z

Posted Jul 31 2015 in , , , ,

As some of you know, I was in New York City last week for the 35th RWA® conference. This annual event is the biggest gathering of romance writers in the world. As a first-time attendee and 2015 Golden Heart® finalist, it was an exciting, overwhelming and never-to-be-forgotten experience. Here’s my conference, from A to Z. Authors Several thousand […]

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“Viva la Dragonfly”

Posted Jul 3 2015 in , , ,

Before the Golden Heart® class of 2015 named itself the Dragonflies, I hadn’t thought much about that particular insect. I hadn’t had a positive experience with dragonflies, but I hadn’t had a negative one either. Dragonflies were simply peripheral to my life. Much has changed in the past three months. Suddenly, dragonflies are everywhere, and […]

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Finding goodness

Posted May 8 2015 in , , ,

As regular readers of this blog know, goodness is my word for 2015. My last post focused on a bend in the road, and how hard it was to find goodness in a difficult life situation. The response to that post overwhelmed me and, just when I thought goodness was scarce, I have abundant evidence […]

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‘Alice down the rabbit hole’ days

Posted Apr 10 2015 in , ,

Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, was one of my late dad’s favourite books. As a result, many ‘Alice’ expressions became part of our family’s life. I’ve thought of my dear dad even more than usual recently, as the past two weeks have had a decidedly ‘Alice down the rabbit hole’ quality. As many of […]

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