Seven times Seven is Forty-Nine

Seven times Seven is Forty-Nine

Having been born on the seventh day of the seventh month in 1949, my birth date has always been easy to remember. It was a hot July day during the Fair at my hometown in Manitoba. The new hospital had just been built the year before, so I was one of the few babies who...
The Writing Challenge

The Writing Challenge

Often at author events, writers are approached by folks who say, “Oh, I should write a book. I’ve got lots of great ideas!” Some writers are offended by this because it gives the impression that people think anyone can write a book. It’s a breeze. Rather than getting...
Sequel Teaser to Love on the Misty Isles

Sequel Teaser to Love on the Misty Isles

Having written “Love on the Misty Isles” as a very mature adult, I thought my debut novel might be “one and done.” My readers, however, have been urging me for the sequel. Having received recognition through MCP Author Awards and Next Generation Indie Book Awards, I have been encouraged to think more seriously about putting to paper a sequel that has been circulating in my head since the publication of “Love on the Misty Isles.”

Back to the Misty Isles

Back to the Misty Isles

Several readers have mentioned that my book has made them want to make a trip to the islands to enjoy its rugged beauty and explore the art and culture of the talented Haida First Nations. While doing research for my book Love on the Misty Isles, I discovered many...