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As the weather warms up and summer days begin, I'm wrapping up this blog until September. Covid-19 means that I'm unable to line up any events which limits my news so this seems a good time to take a break. So this will be my...

May long weekend here and it should be decent enough weather-wise to get into the garden. It felt like this day would never come with frost and snow last week, but the dreaded Arctic vortex has moved on after seriously overstaying its welcome. Since we're...

So kind of a sad day today because this was supposed to be the Closing Time launch day :-( It was going to be a great day, mainly because I'd be celebrating with so many of my friends. My university buddy Dawn Rayner was coming from Toronto,...

Week seven of social isolation over and a lovely weekend ahead to reward us as we round into May. Twenty degrees C. and sun today - wahoo. There are ups and downs to this isolation. The days are gliding by and it's no surprise when people...

Week 6 of social isolation now complete. Two days of snow. Seven days of below average temps. Even Mother Nature is trying to keep us indoors ...

Week five completed in the stay-at-home isolation. I was a little less focused as the week went on. Not sure why but yesterday, I couldn't get up any motivation to work at my computer. Instead, I went outside and raked up debris in the garden...

One month into social distancing and I hope everyone is doing well. It's also Easter weekend and will be an odd one this year without any family get-togethers. I realized yesterday that I haven't even bought any hot cross buns or chocolate. I will, however,...

Week three of social isolation in the books. The weather has turned the corner into spring with lots of rain but warmer temperatures so this is something. Ted and I even pulled out the lawn chairs and sat outside Thursday afternoon to catch some rays....

Good Saturday morning, everyone! I hope you're all well and staying in touch with family and friends. As they say, physical isolation doesn't mean social isolation. Well, Ted and I finished our second week of social isolation yesterday as I imagine most of you did as...

Good Saturday morning! We're a week into social distancing as the world tackles CoVid-19, and I hope everyone who can is staying home. Ted and I are well and puttering around the house except for a daily walk around the neighbourhood. The weather's been typical spring...

It's hard to believe how the world has changed in just a few short weeks. Countries are shutting down as governments work to contain Covid-19 and the impacts are stunning. One of the most impressive things about people's support for all the sacrifices being made...

It's a sure sign of spring when we turn the clocks forward - for all those affected, tonight is the night! I've had a quiet week on the writing front. Got going on a new chapter but have stopped as I try to think about what...

So long February. Here's your hat. I don't know about you but I'm more than ready for the next season. So a couple of new events lined up, an Arts Cafe in Ottawa at Francesca Apartments April 30 and guest speaker at Quinte West Public Library...

The launch day for Closing Time is getting close! Elham, my publicist, and I have started weekly calls and she tells me that my copies are on their way. It's always a thrill to hold that new book for the first time. My Ottawa launch...

Some people aren't that keen on Valentines Day, but I'm not one of them. I like the idea of a day dedicated to showing love and affection to the important people in your life, whether romantic (well mainly romantic) or otherwise. Ted and I spent...

I'm late posting this Saturday because I was curling in the Crystal Heart city-wide bonspiel, which raises a great deal of money for heart and stroke women's research. With a two and two record, we bowed out after this morning's game. I'm thinking a hot...

I'm on the road this weekend. We drove to Cornwall on Wednesday to watch our daughter Lisa curl in the ladies provincials. They've had an excellent week, finishing first in the round robin, and will be in the final this evening at 8 p.m. The...

Things are moving along with the upcoming release of Closing Time which is due out the end of March. The book is now up on Netgalley for advance reviewers. Readers can preorder the book from any of the major booksellers, or wait two months for it...

Waiting for this morning's coffee to finish brewing. Also for the snow to start falling later today. We're supposed to get about 25 centimetres, but nothing like they had in Newfoundland yesterday. The entire island shut down with about 75 centimetres of the white stuff...

Good Saturday morning. Not a lot to report on the writing front this week. My 7 Criminal Minds Monday blog post about New Year's resolutions can be found here. All my fellow bloggers have interesting takes on the question for your reading pleasure. I was also asked...