Category Archives: My Writing Journey

February Has Lost its Mind

Last month when I wrote An Uncommon Winter, I had no idea that February would charge in and dump a 20-year record snowfall on us. Clearly, February has lost its mind, or at least its bearings. One of our ornamental … Continue reading

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An Uncommon Winter

It’s been an uncommon winter here on Denman Island. The ground froze for 6+ weeks, which is an unusual state of cold we normally count in days, not weeks (No need to roll your eyeballs – we know we’re spoiled … Continue reading

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You know that feeling?

Like you’ve been shot from a cannon, stumble to your feet, and then catch your breath as you look about and wonder, “What now?” Yeah, that feeling. I’ve been working on Book V of the Gift Legacy series for a … Continue reading

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Does This Recording Make My Voice Look Fat?

I’m miles outside of my comfort zone, in an entirely different format, as a matter of fact. I’ve decided to try my hand at audio recording. After all, I’m often invited to read from my books. It’s in that light … Continue reading

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Under the Monster Storm

A winter weather emergency is blasting the east, and I’m with you in spirit here on the wet, muddy West Coast, buried deep in down comforters and keeping toasty warm. It hardly seems possible that underneath all that winter white, … Continue reading

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A New Cover for Redemption

It gives me tremendous pleasure, on behalf of WindStorm Press, to reveal the new cover for The Gift: Redemption. The Gift Legacy covers are now complete, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. A big thank you goes to … Continue reading

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Revelation’s New Cover

The house is a mess, laundry is piled up, the Christmas wreath is still not hung, but Revelation has a new cover! Viona Halim’s artwork remains front and centre. The new title font is Cinzel, which will be the new … Continue reading

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Paying the Couch Surfing Piper

The sideways rain is here again. The wind paints the windows in a revolving display of fir needles, leaves and arbutus bark. Miss Molly and I both prefer the comfort of the couch in weather like this. But the windy … Continue reading

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Wanted: Distractions

These beautiful squash jumped into my car the other day when I was visiting Piercy’s farm. They were so beautiful, I couldn’t resist. It’s not like I run a home for wayward squash, but I am a sucker for fall … Continue reading

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So Much For Best Intentions

Sometimes, the best intentions aren’t enough. I had hoped to finish writing the fourth book of The Gift Legacy before I left for vacation in Ontario…and I was this close! But I didn’t make it. During my race to meet … Continue reading

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