Jan 202020

While this is the sequel to Oakwood Island, it has been awhile since I read the first book and it all came flooding back. I also realized reading the first book beforehand wouldn’t be necessary to the understanding (?) of this story though it’s recommended. The mysteries of Oakwood Island go far beyond what one […]

Jan 132020
We Will All Be Received by  Leslie Vryenhoek

We All Will Be Received by Leslie Vryenhoek My rating: 5 of 5 stars I had no idea what to expect but, as cliche as it was, was hooked immediately. The characters were real, the setting of Newfoundland was brought to life and the story, while hopefully extreme in some cases, was overall very sweet, […]

Jan 122020
Yoga and Meditation in the Library by Jenn Carson

Yoga and Meditation at the Library: A Practical Guide for Librarians by Jenn Carson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Practical, useful, inspiring and thorough – this book offers everything you need and more to host a Yoga event in your community. Not just for librarians, this book can be used by anyone hoping to […]

Jan 112020
Feck Perfuction by James Victore

As the title implies, this book is about being creative, forgetting being a perfectionist and just doing! Here is my Goodreads review: Feck Perfuction: Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Life by James Victore My rating: 5 of 5 stars Absolutely what I needed to read right now, for personal as well as professional gains. […]

Jan 062020

It’s a new year and the theme at this time of year is happiness. We’re all supposed to ring in the new year with a fresh start and resolved to make it the best year yet but it’s not always easy. Many have a longstanding tradition of ringing in the new year at a party, […]

Dec 082019

Our days are filled with miracles though it’s easy to miss them. A smile from a loved one, a shared experience with a family member or a new story told that makes you smile or feel warm inside. But we miss them, too often, looking for something greater. An ordinary moment that has become so […]

Dec 012019

In the houses of many, December 1st doesn’t just mean it’s closer to Christmas, winter, or the change of the month it’s Elf Arrival time. While I adore the creativity behind each story and it gets people talking about traditions which is lovely, who has the time?! My son, now 10, has been asking for […]

Nov 032019

A murder mystery I finished Halloween night as it better set the mood for the conclusion of the well-written story published by Breakwater Books. Set in Newfoundland, fitting for the title, the story takes Sebastian through a journey like no other and none he ever expected. A former teacher, he now makes his money as […]

Oct 162019

Wait for a publisher or self-publish? That will all depend on you and how long you want to wait. Both have perks, all have drawbacks. I’m independently published which is grouped with self-publishing. It’s an uphill battle with regards to getting respect and recognition. For example, I was welcomed to the Writers in the Schools […]

Oct 082019
Questions I Love to Be Asked

Recently I have connected with so many new writers it’s convinced me I’m on the brink of a major tipping point in my writing career. It’s been overwhelming but so enjoyable and confidence boosting. With each connection comes a question or two (or more) so I thought I would start sharing them here as I […]