TGIF !

This one reminded me of my cat Oreo (my lovely firstborn!).  If I can’t find any readers for my novel, I am sure he’s up to the task 🙂

READERS??? Anyone?

I thought this cartoon pretty much sums up my life right now.  I am on maternity leave with my first baby, and spending time on my reading and writing.  I’ve entered some writing contests through the CBC (haven’t won any yet), read some new books (some are 5 pages or less – see information about […]

You Have 13(!) Days….

To submit your story for the CBC Books Creative Nonfiction Prize! See details here:  http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/literaryprizes/nonfiction/   I will be submitting a story myself.  I submitted to CBC Books’ Short Story competition in the Fall and will hear back in February as to whether I have been accepted or rejected to pass through to the next […]

My Baby has arrived!

Baby “M” arrived December 16th 2011.  She was 8 pounds 13 ounces and 22 inches long!  We’ve been spending the last two weeks getting adjusted to her arrival, but we’re very happy with our little one 🙂 It’s been very inspiring to me to think of how she has her whole life ahead of her […]

Book Club Recommendations?

For those that have been following, our “Bookworms” Book Club has now read several novels – The Glass Castle, Spin, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter and The Birth House.  Check out the links to see my quickie reviews and recommendations! It’s now my turn to pick our next book and I’d love to get YOUR recommendations. […]

Rejection!

I got my first taste of rejection as a writer recently.  I had submitted a (very) short story (the word limit was 400 to 500 words) for the CBC True Winter Tales contest.  I really wasn’t expecting too much, since it would have been the first writing contest I had ever entered – but I […]