Sarah Butland

The East Coast Gambler / Canadian Creative Writers Contest

The East Coast Gambler / Canadian Creative Writers Contest

For the inaugural Canadian Creative Writers Edgar Allan Poe Contest I came in third place with this submission: The East Coast Gambler The raven looked down on the detective as the detective looked back. Both summoned to the room in the House of Usher moments before its fall. Detective Roberts shook himself out of his […]

Letting Go of Rejection

Emails confirming your story (or other medium of presenting your heart to be judged by strangers) has been rejected hurts. It hurts like hell, to be honest. My first instinct is always to understand it as a rejection of me, of my heart, of my story and I do default to taking it personally. After […]

How Does One Become a Professional Writer?

How Does One Become a Professional Writer?

Looking now beyond the measure of success that seems we all struggle with, the concept of giving ourselves a title of writer or author, and the hurdles we work to overcome to define who we are, there are more questions. Many more. With sixteen “books” (some are short stories, ebooks and some would argue not […]

Call Me Hunter by Canadian author Jim Shockey

Call Me Hunter by Canadian author Jim Shockey

This novel, Call Me Hunter, is much more than a book. It’s an adventure mixed with doubts, tribulations and chaos from page one. The cover was what first intrigued me when I first requested a review copy from Simon and Schuster, then as daunting as the book seemed, after reading the first page, it haunted […]

What I'm Learning From TP Wood

What I’m Learning From TP Wood

TP Wood is a new author and longtime reader and writer. He is someone I knew was special the first time I met him, I just didn’t quite absorb the importance, I still haven’t. TP Wood is a friend and fellow writer who is teaching me a lot of things about the confidence of being […]

Becoming Flawesome by  Kristina Mand-Lakhiani - co-founder of Mindvalley

Becoming Flawesome by  Kristina Mand-Lakhiani – co-founder of Mindvalley

Becoming Flawesome is much more than a self-help book. It is book that breaks life down into smaller thought-provoking, raw emotions that demand introspection of the reader. It is a collection of relative truths of Kristina Mand-Lakhiani which forced me, and I suspect will encourage all readers, to think, resolve and contemplate for longer than […]

Find Your Magic

Find Your Magic

I was recently asked about my magic. What do I care about and how do I nurture that care. I truly couldn’t answer. I hesitated then admitted I needed time to think. Time of peace, of no nagging chores or expectations, of no obligations to worry about, yet no one has that. It’s not part […]

My Review of Pictou Town by Teresa MacKenzie and published by Pictou Bee Press!

My Review of Pictou Town by Teresa MacKenzie and published by Pictou Bee Press!

Such an adorable book with magnificent artwork. The book itself is a well packaged, the story delightful and the artwork so true to life it brings you right to Pictou, Nova Scotia. A collection of historical buildings displayed in a colourful story / poem for young readers, the value goes beyond a love letter to […]