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Just seeing if I can sneak this Kitchissippi Times interview onto Facebook via my blog! Facebook considers it a news story and won't let me post it ...

Happy Saturday! May 1st turned out to be a lovely day for a book launch at Perfect Books. My longtime friend Susan Rothery introduced me as I gave a short reading from Fatal Harvest. Then it was time to drink wine, snack and mingle ...

The Fatal Harvest book launch at Perfect Books is this coming Wednesday evening -- for those who can make it, this is a most casual event, mainly a party. There will be wine and lots of time to mingle. And if you cannot make it, I'll...

Good Saturday morning. It's been another busy week! The official release date for Fatal Harvest finally arrived on Monday and the book is now available pretty much everywhere. To mark the release, my friend and fellow crime fiction writer Dietrich Kalteis posted this interview on his...

Good morning, everyone! It's been quite the blustery, snowy week in Ottawa, but temperatures are on the rise and some sunshine is in the forecast. Grey clouds are going to clear up ...

Easter weekend. A good time to share some exciting news. This has been in the works for a while, but it's only this past week that things became formalized. Sullivan Entertainment of Road to Avonlea and Wind at My Back fame, has signed a shopping agreement...

We've covered a few miles since last post. On Sunday, we drove to Fredericton, New Brunswick to cheer on our daughter Lisa and her curling partner John Epping in the national curling mixed doubles championship. Our lovely spring weather turned into a blizzard outside Montreal...

Good Saturday morning once again. Fatal Harvest will be released in a month on April 15 and preorders are open at both Amazon and Kobo. The launch is at Perfect Books on May 1st. Last Sunday, I drove to meet a book club at the Bridge...

Good Saturday, everyone! This is a marvellous day to stay indoors if you live in one of the outrageous weather locations of the world. Ottawa has virtually no snow (and believe me this is highly unusual for us this time of year), and we have...

Sitting here on another Saturday morning with a cup of coffee and the entire weekend ahead. I've had a most productive writing week, clocking in at 25,000 words on the latest manuscript - pushing forward 6,000 words since last Saturday! I also have thought through next...

We woke up to one of the coldest winter mornings of the year after record-high warm temperatures all week - such strange yo yo weather in Ottawa this February. Even my characters have begun dreaming of getting away on holidays to tropical beaches. I met my...

Back at my keyboard and enjoying getting back into my latest manuscript. I organized my post it notes , catching up on the synopsis and then got typing. I managed about 3500 words this week, so coming in around 15,000 words total. I will attempt...

It's been another busy week, but not all on the writing front. I did some volunteering at the Under-18 curling nationals and this took up most of three days. It was good though to take a break from my normal routine, and to take in...

Having a busy week! On the publicity front, I've lined up a Fatal Harvest launch at Perfect Books, which will take place Wednesday, May 1 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. No band this time, but there will be wine and snacks and lots of time to...

I'm beginning to wonder why Ted and I don't join other sane people and head south for January and/or February. We've stayed inside the house the last few days as freezing rain pummels the city - I'm beginning to dream about a sand beach and...

I had a productive writing week, starting with a book club visit at the Alta Vista library branch on Wednesday afternoon. The mystery book club group, part of the Canadian Federation of University Women, invited me to speak about Cold Mourning and my writing career....

Another Saturday morning and time to catch up on my writing week. It was a fun one with two author visits at opposite ends of the city. Monday, I drove to Gloucester to join up with Nancy Reid and her east end sorority chapter to talk...

Another grey morning in Ottawa. We've had our share of wet, sloppy weather throughout December and into January, but snow is promised, and maybe we'll get lucky one of these days and the sun will break through the cloud cover. Hope springs...

Happy New Year (in two days), Everyone! It's time for my yearly look back, and it's been a good one in many ways. I'm thankful to my family, friends and readers for continuing to support my book journey. April 1st saw the launch of When Last...