1980s, Amazon, Best Young Adult Novel, Best Young Adult Novel Award, Burn Baby Burn Baby, Curiosity Quills, Curiosity Quills Press, Fiction, Half Dead And Fully Broken, Kevin Craig, Music, YA, Young Adult, Young Adult Fiction

Tones On Tail – The Music of Burn Baby Burn Baby…

I like to namedrop. I do, I do. Coming from a punkrock background, I often slip little mentions of gems from my youth into the pages of my young adult fiction. Burn Baby Burn Baby is no exception. In Chapter 17, I drop a doozy. The two main characters, Trig and Francis, are at odds.… Continue reading Tones On Tail – The Music of Burn Baby Burn Baby…

Amazon, Balloons, Elton John, Kevin Craig, Levon, Music, Sebastian's Poet, Shakespeare, Summer on Fire, The Reasons, William Shakespeare

Birthdays and Balloons!

Today is my good friend's birthday! Okay, so he's more an acquaintance than a friend, really. Okay, so he's more a mentor than a friend, really. Okay, so I never actually met him...but I feel as though I know him intimately. Happy 450th Birthday, Sir William Shakespeare! I love Shakespeare. I finally dipped into this… Continue reading Birthdays and Balloons!

Music, Writing

Inspiration Station – Kaleidoscope Eyes are Everything You’ll Ever Need…

I often sing, "the girl with colitis goes by". Much the same way as I often sing, "hold me closer, Tony Danza". Just because.  What does this have to do with anything? Nothing. I just thought of this after I wrote the title of this post. Naturally, whenever anybody anywhere hears a line from Lucy… Continue reading Inspiration Station – Kaleidoscope Eyes are Everything You’ll Ever Need…

Bif Naked, Interview, Music

An Interview with…Bif Naked

There is something about the title of Bif Naked‘s latest album that sounds like such an amazing promise. FOREVER. To know that Bif will be out there making music, sharing her enchanted life, with her fans eternally! What a gift. Bif Naked has been gracing the music world with her eclectic sound for 20 years,… Continue reading An Interview with…Bif Naked

Music, Writing Life

When the Feels are Overwhelming

Do you ever feel like your world is shaky at best, and volcanic at worst? Do you sometimes sit there and contemplate the ways of the world and suddenly feel like you're gonna melt into a million tiny pieces? Do you get overwhelmed by the feels? My whole life, I've cried at emotional commercials. My… Continue reading When the Feels are Overwhelming

Medicine for the People, Music, Muskoka Novel Marathon, On Writing, Play List, Writing Life

Super Obsessive Playlists & Welcome to the Medicine Tribe

Music and writing are just a couple of my favourite obsessions (you might recognize part of that last line—just a friendly nod to Frank N. Furter). I was going to write about playlists and how they relate to my writing, yada yada yada...But...you see, I’m—in a word—swamped. Funny I should mention that word. One of… Continue reading Super Obsessive Playlists & Welcome to the Medicine Tribe