Music – Playlist to Inspire Carousel

When I write, I start with an initial idea or picture in my mind and then create a playlist of songs that capture the story in some way. Carousel is a story about ghosts, the past, and feeling alone and frightened. That’s the underlying feelings of the story, anyway. So I wanted my playlist to […]

Deborah Hart – Interview by Lorrie Domin

This week Lorrie Domin interviewed me for her website. The questions she asked me, got me thinking about my journey – not just my writing journey, but my life journey. It is powerful to see where I am now. You can read the interview with Lorrie here. Her website is and the interview is […]

Covered in a Different Light

I recently read an Instagram post by Emily Stimpson Chapman, talking about her relationship with her husband. She said: “the graces of the sacrament [of marriage] have reached backwards, changing how I see all the moments leading up to that day 3 years ago. And that, I hope, is what will happen in the someday […]

Reading Graphic Novels

How it All Began My dad bought the weekly girls’ comic, Tammy, for us each week (There was also Jinty. And Misty. And at various stages they merged together until there was just the one comic, and then that disappeared, too). There was a story about Russian ballerinas who turned into geese and flew through […]

Surrounding Ourselves with Kindred Spirits

Many years ago, Megan Follows played the part of Anne in the Canadian TV series of ‘Anne of Green Gables.’ Follows played the part perfectly. She captured  the optimistic, enthusiastic dreamer who held arms with the prickly school mistress and called her a ‘kindred spirit.’ The character of Anne Shirley, reminds us to find the […]