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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...

Final Cover Reveal!

Well, here it is... I am beyond thrilled to share with you the final version of the cover for my new novel designed by the brilliant Natalie Olsen at Calgary's Kisscut Design. Isn't it pretty?! I even love the spine and the back... To get your hands on a copy, you can...

It Takes A Town

Phew! What a whirlwind. Four readings and one workshop in twelve days - plus helping my mom do some downsizing by picking through her books (hopefully my suitcase has not tipped over into the oversize scale). I want to express my deep gratitude for everyone who helped...

The Importance of Trees

This past Monday, I went to the Best Book Launch Ever for my friend Ariel Gordon’s book Treed: Walking in Canada’s Urban Forest. I laughed, I cried (thanks to Erna Buffie's beautiful, generous and true introduction). I ate tree, acorn, leaf cookies made by generous...

All Poetry (Most) Of the Time

Yesterday, one of my appreciated and admired ARC (advance reading copy) readers gave a sneak peek of my new novel to the Twitterverse, which shows a slightly earlier version of the (gorgeous!) cover. So, what better time to share a sneak peek! Soon, I'll do a full...

Events in June

I was up in The Pas last week, teaching, sharing Following Sea, seeing some old friends, and - it turns out - helping rescue a kitten. Meet Merlin (named more for the hawk, than the wizard, but seeing how he worked his magic, I think the moniker fits). I'm preparing...

Events in May

I'll be traveling over the next little while - hop-scotching around Manitoba and Ontario (north and south) to read from Following Sea alongside some other fine poets and writers. I'll also be teaching a few workshops. Readings are also planned for Bracebridge,...

Quiet

It's been pretty quiet around here lately. Following Sea is bobbing out on the surf, and I've been busy watching it. I've been invited to and have arranged a few readings - including a National Poetry Month event at Forth Cafe in Winnipeg on the last day of this...

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