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The Waiting Place

Do you know the book, Oh The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss? I picked it up at a garage sale years ago with a bunch of other kid lit classics- The Cat in the Hat, Goodnight Moon, The Snowy … Continue reading

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Story Boarding

When I begin writing a new book and it’s still just a fragment of an idea whirling around in the maelstrom of my mind, one of the tools I use to let my imagination fly is photos or pictures that … Continue reading

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Ditching the social internet thing…..

I’ve been thinking about doing this for a long time… Being me, I wavered back and forth, back and forth, like a willow in a strong breeze before finally deciding to shut down my personal Facebook page and hide my … Continue reading

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Our new Holiday tradition

So this is the first Christmas since my husband and I split, where the kids are divided between us. Not as in half a kid here and half a kid there (though I call heads!) but they’ll be with me … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Old Brown Stockings

I’d post a random pic here but all the images I found when I googled ‘brown stockings’ are super sexy and fetishy and inappropriate for this blog and this post. I’m not talking about that kind of old brown stocking. … Continue reading

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The Young Adult Years: these boots were made for walking

We rode bikes. And when our bikes were screwed up or stolen, we walked. Four abreast, sometimes six, taking up the whole sidewalk in a tight huddle. People coming in the other direction stepped off into the road, more to … Continue reading

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The Young Adult Years: The New Meth Punk Warehouse

During the long, cold, wet months, the corrugated steel roof did nothing to keep us warm but it did allow the raindrops to ricochet off of it like small steel balls. I found something comforting in that racket. We rigged … Continue reading

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Love You Like Suicide

    LOVE YOU LIKE SUICIDE is a creative non-fiction e-book novella I wrote, published by FIERCE INK PRESS.   Part of the proceeds go to benefit youth at Heartwood Centre, an awesome organization in Halifax that works within the … Continue reading

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The Young Adult Years part deux

1 Chevy milk truck, 1 5-member punk rock band, 3 roadies(?), assorted other tag-a-longs some for a while, some for the long haul, some socks that stink like death. cheese death. we hang them from the outside mirror and the … Continue reading

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Punk Saved My Life

Next month I have a creative non-fiction short coming out, Love You Like Suicide. It will be e-pubbed by FIERCE INK PRESS and I’ll post more details here when I have them. It was a very difficult piece for me … Continue reading

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