Why my favourite part of writing is rewriting

I don’t often post about my writing process because most of those who read this blog are readers, not other writers. However, having been in what some authors, me included, call the “writing and editing cave” for weeks (writing the first draft of one book and editing...

read more

A wedding, an anniversary and a tale of two cakes

Last week, Tech Guy and I marked our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Over the years, we’d often thought about what our Silver anniversary would be like, a quarter-century milestone that then seemed very far away. Yet, of all the scenarios we considered, we never...

read more

Change of seasons, change of clothes

Twice each year, in spring and autumn, I go through my wardrobe and have a major clear-out. I take the previous season’s clothes out of the closet and replace them with those stored out-of-season in my cedar chest. I also try on clothing to see it still fits or is in...

read more

Velcro dog: The pandemic’s impact on my fur baby

Floppy Ears, my much-loved rescue dog and “author assistant,” has been a happy part of our family since April 2017. However, after fifteen months of pandemic, including multiple lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, mask-wearing and avoiding others when out and about, as...

read more

Creativity in the time of Covid

My blog post this week has a fresh look and feel because it's the first from my new website. Not only am I delighted to have a site that is pretty, uplifting, and helps showcase my writing, it’s also functional, and easy to navigate and maintain.  A grateful...

read more

Moving to a new website

Dear blog readers, Since I’m in the midst of moving to a new website and, correspondingly, a new means of blog posting and delivery, I haven’t written a blog this week. I’ll return with a new post on 30 April, 2021. I’m excited about sharing my beautiful new website...

read more

Celebrating chocolate…and my readers

If you follow my Facebook author page, you know that I usually post there daily. It's a happy place and virtual front porch where I chat with readers about things that bring us together including pets, books, food, family and community life. Last week, I asked my...

read more

Subscribe to Blog

Want to get posts about my life, family, writing & more? To receive an email notification whenever I publish a new blog post, sign up here.


Want to get exclusive giveaways, subscriber-first book news & more? Sign up for my newsletter here.

Latest from the Blog

Photo by Sue Phelps Photography