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.
Tips for a successful writing retreat
If you are a writer, you know that a big project can get under your skin. When it’s not going well, it becomes a niggling obsession. Even if you never develop it past the first draft, you are still...
The Gabaldon Effect–God created man, but Diana created Jamie
This year’s prestigious Maillet-Frye lecture, the flagship event of Moncton, New Brunswick’s international Frye Festival, was lent a little more prestige on April 29 when it welcomed Diana Gabaldo...
I can’t believe this is happening to me
I was yanked out of a deep sleep in the wee hours of this morning by an overwhelming, high-pitched tinnitus in my right ear—but this time it was so loud I could hear nothing else in the room. And I...
Grapefulness 2016. Yes, another Thanksgiving meditation
After so many years of boastful posts on social media about my exploits with grape jelly, people have begun to drop grapes off at my door. I have both friends and family who grow their own, but can’...
As well all know, subways are underground transport lines. They move groups of busy strangers from place to place. Home to work. Work to home. Here to there and back again. Subways are endless grids o...
In Which Rhonda goes Running and Mixes up Classic Children’s Stories
Rhonda saw the strangest sight during her evening run. A Long Brown Snake reposed at a tiny table, set for tea just off the woodland path. He invited Rhonda to join him....
The process of progress
I received an email from an editor a little while ago. She said the piece I submitted “holds promise,” and/or “has merit,” but she didn’t think it was quite right for her publication at this...
There was a stand of rosebushes at the end of the lake, in furious bloom. The dark pink kind with yellow centers, like the ones you planted at home. Their sweet scent was thick on the breeze....
A New Year’s Resolution for every year
This is a reminder that it’s not too late. Remember the minutes, the hours and the days will pass whether you do “that thing” or not. It is the moment by moment choices we make that move us for...
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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.