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Goodbye Summer Nights

Goodbye Summer Nights

Anyone else already missing those lazy summer nights? The nights you don’t have to think about what to pack for lunch for the next day. The nights you don’t worry about putting out clothes in the evening to avoid the morning rush. The nights when you don’t even think...

Introducing: Unwrap Your Dreams

Introducing: Unwrap Your Dreams

I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to my debut children’s book: Unwrap Your Dreams This book has been a labor of love and I am so happy with how it’s all coming together. Watching my illustrator Christina Dill bring my words to life with her drawings has taken my...

Who Needs An Illustrator?

Who Needs An Illustrator?

Hiring an illustrator is stressful. What starts out as a focused online search soon turns into a Google rabbit hole of images and drawings and paintings and bios and costs and procedures. To say its dizzying would be an understatement. Once your eyes are able to focus...

I Melted

I Melted

My friend hugged me the other day.  It was her first chance to hug me since my dad died. I’ve talked to her since then and she’s said all the things she supposed to say. But this time she said the things and then leaned in and enveloped me. At first I was stiff. The...

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

The day still happens, even if you don’t have a dad. Father’s Day still arrives on the third Sunday in June. Even if your dad is gone.   Photos of dads are posted. Happy, smiling photos. Families out with dads for brunch, going for walks, celebrating together....

This Is Really Happening!

This Is Really Happening!

It still seems a little dream like, but each day the idea that I will soon be a published author becomes more and more... real. (As a soon-to-be-published author I should pride myself on finding a better word than ‘real’ but it’s exactly how it feels.) I’ve assembled...

Amy, the Author!

Amy, the Author!

In case you missed the announcement on Instagram and Facebook.... I am beyond excited (and a little nervous) to announce that I am going to be a published author!!! Over a decade ago I took a children’s writing class at Langara College. I loved it but when the class...

Her Loss

Her Loss

My gain is her loss.   I hear “Mom.” She hears silence.   I feel hugs. She just has the memory of his arms around her.   I see smiles and eyes that light up with excitement. She has to close her eyes to see his face.   I hear giggles and laughs....

John Brink: Against All Odds- A Review

John Brink: Against All Odds- A Review

Do you ever watch a movie and feel your stomach drop when the good guy gets into a ring with the bad guy? You’re rooting for the good guy, but you have your doubts. You watch as they circle one another and then suddenly the opponent lunges. Before you even realize...