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.
Everything old is new again
Saw a group of teenage boys climb into a car while I was running today....
He’s shorter in real life
Saw Ian Hanomansing at Sobey's last night. He caught me staring, but I didn't speak to him......
Who’s next? It might be you.
I don’t like to admit it, but my kids argue. I’d like all of you to believe what you see in the family picture…three friendly, smiling children and two doting parents huddling on a park bench, t...
Buy that snake oil: you know you want to
Last Friday I took my middle-aged van to be serviced in preparation for our family vacation…you know, change the oil, adjust the fluids, tighten up this and that. I decided to kill time at the drug...
The runner’s observatory
About 11 years ago, just after the birth of my second child, I started running. Don’t get the wrong idea! I’m not an athlete. But at the time, I was desperate to shed about 50 pounds. I started...
Because my Maritime childhood was filled with whole summers spent at our family cottage, I have an emotional connection to coastlines and crashing waves. Dad built our summer residence 40 years ago on...
The King of Pop or the King of Truth?
Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett both died yesterday, and I’m sitting here pondering why the media is spending as much time broadcasting news of Jackson’s demise as they did on 9/11, whi...
It’s my cell phone and I’ll talk if I want to
These days, everybody knows their rights, including teenagers. My generation has taught them well, but I think once you “know your rights,” you are in danger of forgetting your responsibilities. C...
The price of staying at home
First published on CBC Radio, Information Morning, June 2, 2008-09-23 So, someone has calculated that being a stay-at-home parent is worth roughly $160,000 dollars per year? Well, that’s great! Afte...
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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.