It's early Sunday morning and the voices in my head are complaining. My headspace, usually so full of stories and characters, is being taken over by questions. Am I doing enough to promote my book? Is the book good enough to deserve promotion? How can I even call myself an author if no one reads … Continue reading Six Ways From Sunday
So we wear the poppy, go to the cenotaph and maybe watch a movie to feel patriotic. Then what? My family has always honoured the men and women who stand in the November cold and watch with sad, quiet eyes as the pipes play and the jets fly over one more time. Each year there are … Continue reading Remembrance has to be more than a day.
As a writer there is nothing that excites me like hearing that my book is making new friends. Thank you so much to the amazing reader who sent me pictures of Y'keta out and about enjoying the fall sunshine.
Today was the second day of WWC 2017 in Calgary, and I was having too much fun! Now you have to remember something, Guy Gavriel Kay is one of the keynote speakers at WWC this year, and he is one of 'those' authors to me. He is the one whose words I read when I … Continue reading When Words Collide 2017 – the tragedy that almost was.
I'm so honoured to be a part of Volume 2 of Coloring Under the Covers. An adult colouring book featuring some of today's hottest authors, along with up-and-coming new talent, side by side with colouring pages based on their works. If you love to colour, love to read, and want to add new authors to your … Continue reading Coloring Under the Covers
It feels like I made this video a long time ago, when really it was a bit more than 2 years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVmUdFhTl_A&feature=youtu.be This is a recording of my first ever public reading of Y'keta. The story has changed a bit since then. but it shows me that the Road was real. It amazes me when … Continue reading Sky Road – Feeling thankful
This is what life does: It grows in cracks and hangs on to roots. Finding a way long after the most logical mind would have quit. Life isn’t logical but it is crazy stubborn. This is what life does: It gathers the broken and damaged in it’s eddies then bumps and grinds them until … Continue reading This is what life does.
Really?! This is one of the first things I was told when I talked to people about writing Y'keta. I was told to keep it simple, make it move fast, and assume that your readers are stupid. As an example I was given a few 'teen' books to read. They weren't bad books, but if … Continue reading Just assume your reader is stupid!
I've talked to many people today who are looking at tomorrow and the events in the US and feeling anything from uncertainty, to fear, to desperation. No matter which side of the political spectrum you come from, you see the great gulfs that divide ideologies and governments getting wider as more and more people fall into … Continue reading Let There Be Hope!
My character Siann stepped off the Sky Road this year. Raised as the only child of the village Elder she knew from birth that her life was a straight road to responsibility. She would study, learn, take over her mother's position and never leave the expected path. Then in one brutal night her mother was dead, her … Continue reading May You Dance.