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Oh the Joys of Publishing a Book…

Oh the Joys of Publishing a Book…

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗳𝘀… 😬😂 Well let’s just start with… my book won’t be ready for Christmas.  I didn’t REALLY think it would be, but I did have a glimmer of hope that maybe… just maybe, there was a small chance that it would make...

Last Call For Pre-Sales!

Last Call For Pre-Sales!

I am humbled and honoured that hundreds of you have pre-ordered Unwrap Your Dreams. It means more than I can express that you have chosen to buy this book for your own home libraries. THANK YOU! ❤️ There’s only a few days left for presale, so if you haven’t ordered...

Pre-Sale Is On!!!

Pre-Sale Is On!!!

You guys... it’s time! I’m so excited (and beyond nervous!) to announce that pre-sale for Unwrap Your Dreams is now on! This book has been such a labour of love and picturing all you reading it and putting on your bookshelves... it makes my heart want to burst! And,...

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...