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Happy Easter, everyone. Such a busy week! When Last Seen made its official release April 1st and has been lucky enough to get some publicity. First off, Vancouver author Dietrich Kalteis interviewed me for his blog Off the Cuff, and this includes a snippet of the latest...

Yes, today is the day that When Last Seen is officially available in all formats. The e-book will only be available from Amazon for three months and then from all the distributors, including Kobo. If you can ask your local bookstore and library to get in...

We're into the last week of March and next week at this time, When Last Seen will be available in paperback, ebook and audiobook formats! This is my 24th published book -- I can hardly believe it. I've been at this so long that Dundurn...

Top of the morning to you. I imagine there are a few green headaches today in honour of St. Paddy:-) A few nice things to report this week. I received a message through my public Facebook page, asking me to drop in on a bookclub, at...

Another week has slipped past. We're getting into spring weather and that's most welcome. More sunshine and the clocks springing forward tomorrow - I can almost imagine sitting outside with morning coffee. This week, Heather Williams finished recording the When Last Seen audiobook, so it will...

These Saturdays are rolling around much too quickly! Luckily, I have some news to share this week :-) First, I want to mom-brag a bit about my daughter Lisa Weagle, who is now Chef de Mission for the Canadian youth Olympic team in 2024, the games...

And so February draws to an end. I had a great writing week, closing in now on 30,000 words on the latest manuscript. The characters are starting to get interesting as I throw troubles and impediments their way. In When Last Seen, a teenage girl named...

We are chugging our way through February. Having Valentine's Day in the middle does make the month that much sweeter. I know. I know. It's a hokey holiday meant to sell chocolate, roses and greeting cards, but I've always loved it. From the time we...

What a difference a week makes (have I said this before?) It was a frigid -40C last Saturday and today we're hovering above zero. Rain, ice and melting snow are making getting around the city tricky if not treacherous. It's another fine day to stay...

Well a lot can change in a week! I had to cancel the book launch at the Granite, which I'd begun to advertise, because the club became unavailable. I was offered Easter weekend but the band couldn't make it, so I decided to try a...

Happy Saturday morning. A bit of good news to share. I'll be having a book launch for When Last Seen on Saturday, April 29 (save the date!) at the Ottawa Granite Curling Club. As many know, the club is closing down for good in May in...

It's been a busy week on the writing front. Putting in a few long days. When Last Seen is now final - all edits completed -  and it's uploaded to Ingram, the site where libraries and bookstores order from. The book has also been posted on...

Good snowy morning. This is our third big snow 'event' of the season and my husband Ted has managed to be away for every one. Coincidence? Shovelling has become my new workout regime. Yesterday, the City asked us to stay home and off the streets...

We're a week into 2023 and it's been feeling like spring all week. Rain, freezing rain, grey skies. I'm kind of missing frigid and snowy, something I thought I'd never say. It was another review/editing week along with work on the audiobook. My next task is...

New Year's Eve 2022 and time to look back at the writing year that was. It would be difficult to review the past twelve months without context. Covid 19 was still very much a factor, limiting in-person events, particularly during fall and winter months. As we...

Christmas Eve 2022. This is my favourite day as we prepare for a special evening meal, wrap the last of the gifts, and light a fire. It's a peaceful time -- time to slow down and spend time with loved ones. A winter storm blew...

Blogging this morning in a winter wonderland. Forty centimetres of snow beginning Thursday night, and the city is still digging out. On the plus side, we're going to have a white Christmas! Speaking of which, my talk at the Capital Crime Writers' Christmas dinner went great...

Two events this week. Last Saturday, I was on the police procedural panel as part of the Maple Leaf one-day mystery conference. Glenn Rivard moderated and my co-panelists were Jim Napier and Michael Kent. I spent the entire rest-of-the-day taking in the other panels and...

Three weeks until Christmas. Note to self. Be more organized next year. (I write this same note every December 1st.) And yet, I'm getting to a point in my life when rolling with whatever comes seems the best path forward. So here is a sweet gift...

Good Saturday morning. It promises to be a lovely day here in Ottawa. Sun is out and we'll be hitting five degrees C. This is most unusual for the end of November. It sure is nice to see the sun though - this has been...