Category Archives: Writing

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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Honourable Mention for Awakening!

Psst? Have you seen the shiny bronze medallion that now graces Awakening’s cover? Last weekend I travelled to the Whistler Writers Festival where the Whistler Independent Book Awards were announced. I’m thrilled to tell you that Awakening earned an Honourable … Continue reading

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Boxed Sets Now Available

As we settle into fall, I’m catching up on some long-overdue projects. The first of which was putting out the Gift Legacy series in ebook boxed sets. There are two options available: A three-book set, or two 2-volume sets. Splitting … 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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A Spring Update … and Bleating Lambs

Warm days with the kiss of summer test my resolve to keep my butt in the writer’s chair. Across the road, the bleat of new lambs draws me to the fence to try to catch a glimpse of their antics. … Continue reading

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Writing and Wellness Features J.P. McLean

If you’ve a writer or other creative person, and have not yet discovered Colleen M. Story and her blog Writing and Wellness then you’re missing an interesting and valuable resource. Her site’s mission statement is “Writers and other creatives need … 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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