My Soapbox – Work and Me…And The Government

I am a public service worker.  For the past 11 years, I have worked for the Ontario Government as a front-line court worker.  I graduated from college on the Dean’s List with a Law Clerk diploma, have attended university studying several English and law programs and once done, applied, interviewed and accepted two contracts with […]

Moving, Writing and Dogs, Oh My!

Well, it’s been about 8 years since my last blog (ok, maybe only 4), but wowzers, we sure have been busy! September came and went and so did we.  We sold the house and had to find a new one and be out all within just over three weeks.  Never one to be daunted by […]

To Beta Is To Be Bettah

I admit, I fell off the writing wagon a while back.  Illness, personal life issues, a major move and work stress were all contributing factors.  It wasn’t that I wanted to stop writing, blogging, beta reading for others, editing, tweeting, critiquing, etc…it just happened.  But you can bet your booties, I’m back at it (even if it […]

Time To…What?

  Writing is a wonderful, joyful and sometimes spiritual endeavour.  For me, it takes me to a place I yearn to be – wrapped up in my story along with my characters experiencing the world I’ve created.  I mean, who doesn’t love day dreaming of worlds unknown, how things could be, imagining the “what if’s”? […]

Better To Be Local?

With all the YA books being put on the shelves these days, it’s becoming more and more important to check out new writers, old writers (old as in previously published, not old as in Ms. Nelder from the public school library) and more importantly, local writers.  When I say local, I mean writers who are […]

House For Sale!

It’s house selling time around here and don’t get me wrong, I really want to sell our house and move on, but the whole process gives me a headache.  We’re at the whim and mercy of those who just have to see the house right now.  In other words, clean the house from top to bottom, tidy […]

MY Four Letter Word

Edit.  Yup, that’s it.  That’s what I’m doing, or should I say, what I’ve been doing for the past week now.  It’s the lock-myself-up-and-don’t-come-out-for-air kind of editing.  I bring a stash of CCA with me and venture into the land I have created only to re-create it – several times over.   Pepper Potts sits patiently by […]

Reading What You Write

Liberty began as my coup de grace, my life goal, my finishing moment, my culmination…or something like that.  I live in a community where mining for ore over a mile underground is commonplace, so why not combine my love of YA with my knowledge of mining?  Seems like a logical fit? The writing part came […]