Can Christianity and tribalism or mysticism or whatever 'ism you want to call it co-exist? I think I need to know.
Hana Yori Dango
First, a confession, it’s taken me 3 months-okay 5 months, maybe 6 months-to write this blog post. I’ve been fighting it ever since the concept of Hana-Yori-Dango (Dumplings over flowers) ran out of Alanea Alder’s book, jumped over my writer’s block and crashed into my frantic attempts to ignore the plot holes in my latest … Continue reading Hana Yori Dango
Y’keta gets a great review!
Thanks so much Ari, from Ravenous for Reads, I'm honoured that you took time over Christmas to read and review Y'keta. Take a moment to check out their blog and see what they thought of the Sky Road! Ravenous for Reads The next installment of the Sky Road is taking shape and looks to be … Continue reading Y’keta gets a great review!
Are you searching for Peace?
About a year ago I was invited to take part in an experiment. Twenty authors from various genres came together to create the fictional town of Peace Montana. Each of us will contribute a novella to the series, a romance highlighting the diverse stories and people that have drifted across the prairie to settle in … Continue reading Are you searching for Peace?
Get Out Of Your Head!
One of the biggest challenges to me as a writer is my tendency to live most of my life buried deep in my own mind. This can lead to my prose being, what my editor calls ‘heady.’ I wonder if you feel the same? The people in my mind are vivid, emotional, real, in a … Continue reading Get Out Of Your Head!
Visit the sleepy little town of Peace, Montana a farming community in the heart of Big Sky Country. Founded over 100 years ago, although mostly charming and friendly, an undercurrent of secrecy and danger lurks where its least expected. Peace is home to some amazing people and the folks of Peace know how to have … Continue reading Discover Peace
When Words Collide 2017 – the tragedy that almost was.
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.
Truth, Hope, Belief.
This month I’ve been learning about frailty, the kind of mental and physical uncertainty that freezes you solid at the thought of moving forward, and then breaks your heart because there is no going back. Like every life, every story, and every character has a point at which it is heart-breakingly frail, where the characters … Continue reading Truth, Hope, Belief.
Reposting in honour of Harry’s Birthday.
Required: Active male companion for frail senior, all expenses covered, must be willing to travel. The ad was irresistible. The reality was a Geritol driven hell. “That’s it!” Rory shoved his shaggy brown hair out of his eyes and slung the despised paisley oxygen carrier from one shoulder to the other “One more whine, one … Continue reading Reposting in honour of Harry’s Birthday.
A Chat with Sandra Hurst
One of the ironies of childhood is that our first introduction to reading often comes in the form of fairy tales and myths in which magic, mysticism, fantastical creatures and mysterious realms app… Source: A Chat with Sandra Hurst