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3:33 a.m.

Over the past few nights, I’ve woken up at exactly 3:33 a.m. with thoughts about my current novel-in-process running through my head. What if, I’ve been thinking… and following this curve of questioning has led me to discover an exciting twist (at least to me...) that...

Read Canadian.

Private messages from readers who loved This Has Nothing To Do With You keep coming to me through text and email and private message, and it's really a thrill. I'm very thankful, but along with expressing my gratitude I usually respond by asking if they could please...

Community Building

This week, I gave my second-to-last reading of the year at the library in Selkirk with Seyward Goodhand, who read a stunning and smartly provocative story from her new book Even That Wildest Hope (check it out right here: and, look! It's on sale!). Reading with her -...

Ontario Bound!

I’m off to Ontario dark and early tomorrow morning to take part in the Sudbury literary festival, Wordstock, so Hallowe’en is a bit of a non-event for me this year (other than wine time with J. accompanied by rec room horror movie watching along with equally as...

Blogger’s Block

For the past little while I’ve had a wicked case of blogger’s block. Maybe it’s because I’m prioritizing book news and upcoming events in my desire to get my book out to as many readers as possible (not to mention to see some familiar faces and friends both old and...

Becoming

It's been fabulous seeing This Has Nothing To Do With You make its way out into the world. People have been sending me telegraphs as my book-baby drops safely into their homes (which I LOVE). A few have also posted reviews on Goodreads and Amazon (which I also love...

Touring and Cat Trees

The cat is screaming his head off for his afternoon walk-on-the-harness so I’m going to keep this brief (did I mention that J. and i brought a whole tree into our house just to try to keep him happy as an indoor cat? Here’s a picture 🙂 ). People are starting to send...

Happy Book Birthday, THNTDWY!

Today is the first book birthday for This Has Nothing To Do With You. By which I mean: as of today, September 7th, my second novel is officially out in the world! You can walk into your favourite book store and (hopefully) find it on a shelf. If it isn’t there, you...

Nearly Autumn News

Well, it's nearly fall. Up here, outside of Winnipeg, the leaves are already transitioning to their autumn tones of amber and red, and the showy mountain ash tree we planted in the spring is full of birds building up their stores for the long flight south. In our...

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