BRUSSELS SPROUTS FOR BREAKFAST
If you don’t like Brussels sprouts, here’s a fun, fractured fairy tale explaining why–it’s all Sog’s fault.
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Adults and children alike will enjoy this light-hearted picture storybook about self-perception and elusive dreams.
A voyage of self-discovery in which Rachel’s opinionated friends, her frazzled single mother and her recurring dreams all play a role in this coming-of-age story.
Who’s the boss?
Dressed warmly for walking to school this morning, Caleb stood at the front door with his dad and sisters....
There’s a sucker born every minute
My husband and I checked out our local building supply store this afternoon in search of closet systems, and I discovered something: crappy pressed board covered with fake wood veneer is expensive....
The giant fork and spoon live
We did it...we purged our closets. We separated clothing into a blue plastic bag--what someone might want--and a green plastic bag--what nobody would ever want. Technically, we're performing Steps 3 a...
Cleaning out the treasure closet
I had no idea he was doing it. After completing my kitchen chores this evening, I came upstairs to find my husband unloading the contents of his closet. "If you're going to blog about it," he said, "a...
The best laid plans
A few months after we were married, I threw out my husband’s blue baseball cap. He’s never quite forgiven me for that faux pas. But folks, trust me when I say it was a really ugly, dirty, floppy,...
You are what you eat, Missy
I must speak with my 11-year-old daughter Sophie regarding her methods for packing school lunches. (My husband and I thought mornings were moving along much more smoothly this fall since our two eldes...
To purge or prevaricate, that is the question
After much virtual switcheroo , we have decided on a new floor plan, and it hinges on two things: 1) an extreme closet purge and new closet organizers with drawers, eliminating the need for a large d...
To dream the impossible dream
Okay, I’m almost finished Step One. Wanna hear “The Dream”? I want a bedroom flexible enough to serve three functions: it needs to be bright and friendly, conducive for creative work and homew...
Dream a little dream with me
As promised, my experiment in bedroom organization (and by extension, spousal dynamics) begins today. I'm calling it "Project Bliss and Ecstasy." It's possible that the process will be anything but...
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I am a Moncton, New Brunswick-based freelance writer and self-publisher with 20 + years of experience in public relations writing, and promotional work for non-profit, government and business. I am a versatile communicator who focuses mostly on general business and topics of human interest. A skilled interviewer, I can distil information taken from industry experts into a digestible format for a wide range of audiences. I am currently serving as Executive Director for the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick.
I am a born-and-raised New Brunswicker, wife of 30 years, mother to three grown-up kids. I love to paint, sing, bake, hike (after I eat what I bake). I like camping in the rain. I’d like to hike the Fundy Footpath, but I hear it’s challenging.
I love historical fiction, fantasy/science fiction, dystopian and the biographies of interesting people. And a really, really good love story never goes amiss.
Current personal project
A novel set on the Bay of Fundy, and a whole pile of half-finished short stories.
Here you can check out my books, available for purchase, and you can read my blog posts on the writing life, a little bit of fiction, plus some family & personal stuff. I hope you find something here to entertain, challenge or inspire you.