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Swarm: Somberly Melodic

I’m thrilled to report that a terrific review of Swarm came out in the August issue of Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association which provides reviews geared mainly towards librarians and booksellers. If you sign up (they do offer 14-day trial memberships), you can read the review on their website. But I’ll also […]

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July Appearances in Ontario

I’m thrilled to be part of the brand new Lakehead University initiative that gathers people for summer programs in arts, culture, and community. In partnership with the Leacock Summer Writers’ Festival, I’ll be offering a course on dealing with the anxiety that inevitably emerges when one tries to create. Believe me, I’ve had lots of […]

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and the adventure continues…

My irrepressible husband, J., unsatisfied at the idea of being a supply teacher for the rest of his life, went and landed a full-time teaching job in The Pas, Manitoba. Where? That’s what I said. Here’s where: get in a car in Winnipeg, go north, and drive for six hours through flat land known as […]

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St. Andrew's College

Carpe Diem! at St. Andrew’s College

Remember Dead Poets Society? I saw that film when I was a teenager and still remember the moody aura of that ivy-league all-boys’ school in autumn Vermont. Shot at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware, the movie did a good job of portraying the life of smart, sensitive, lost, lonely and desirous young men at […]

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crossing the line

I love the United States. The country is full of grand vistas and great people. And even though lots of Canadians complain about the tough process of getting across the border these days, I’ve never had a problem. More often than not, I find the folks working the conveyor belts and waving me through the […]

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from garbage to greatness (well, sort-of)

This morning I jumped out of bed at 7 a.m., realizing we forgot to put the garbage out. My husband took the dog for a walk as I scurried around the house, sweeping every paper receipt, toilet paper roll and stray ice cream container (hey, it’s been a hard week) into the recycling bin. The […]

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back on track

Okay, Okay. I know. I know! I have fallen prey to the blogger’s disease, procrastination, abandonment, evident in the long delay between posts, that vacuous sense of time that must greet any of my regular readers as they wander over to my site only to see that, no, I’ve yet to update and haven’t for […]

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