Durham Region, On Writing, WCDR, Writing Life

Back on WCDR Board of Directors as Membership Coordinator!

It's been a while since I've been on the Board of Directors for my beloved writing community, the Writers' Community of Durham Region. No time like the present! I am now serving on the Board as their new Membership Coordinator. I look forward to another exciting year of writerly magic from the WCDR community! If… Continue reading Back on WCDR Board of Directors as Membership Coordinator!

On Writing, Writing Life

A Year in the Life – A Writer Reflects

"You always say YES and figure it out later." ~ Me, circa always Saying yes in the writing world is the story of my life. Panicking after delivering that yes is ALSO the story of my writing life. But a writer would be a fool to say NO or I CAN'T or I DON'T KNOW… Continue reading A Year in the Life – A Writer Reflects

Bookapalooza, Writers Community of Durham Region, Writing Life

BOOKAPALOOZA – Book Sale (WCDR)

This coming SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 25th, 2017), I will be on the YOUNG ADULT PANEL at the BOOKAPALOOZA event in Whitby, Ontario. This is a yearly massive book sale with vendors from all over the GTA. It's brought to you by the WRITERS' COMMUNITY OF DURHAM REGION (WCDR). Hope to see you there! The YOUNG ADULT… Continue reading BOOKAPALOOZA – Book Sale (WCDR)

Camino de Santiago, Writing Life, YA Lit

When You Finish a Novel that Consumed You

There's nothing like typing THE END at the bottom of your MSWord document. It is a distinct kind of joy and sorrow to do so. On the one hand, there is a great sense of accomplishment. On the other, you are sadly saying goodbye to great friends. It is the hug that wounds, the kiss… Continue reading When You Finish a Novel that Consumed You

Gay YA, Pride Must Be A Place, Writing Life, YA Lit

Pride Must Be A Place to be Published

My 2015 Young Adult Novel, PRIDE MUST BE A PLACE, has found a home! It will be released on FEBRUARY 6th, 2018 by MUSEITUP Publishing. This is the publisher that published my very first novel, SUMMER ON FIRE.   Pride (#PMBAP) began life as my 2015 Muskoka Novel Marathon novel. I once wrote a blog… Continue reading Pride Must Be A Place to be Published

Camino de Santiago, Writing Life

The Monster of Passion

If you're anything like me, your story sparks blow up while you're trying to keep ahead of them. Recently I began to write a short story for a contest I wished to enter. When I see local writing contests, I like to enter as a way of showing my support for the organization that is… Continue reading The Monster of Passion