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Before 2013, I’d never been on a writing retreat. I assumed these getaways were for other people. Writers with busy jobs and blaring devises, a house full of noisy kids, and hundreds of daily distractions. I didn’t need to leave home to find solitude. With…

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2021 has been a year of starts and stops for Alberta. A grand opening for summer followed by a grand slamming of doors in the fall. A year of cautious optimism, naïve celebration, growing fear, more cautious optimism. We can’t know what the future will br…

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It occurs to me that I’ve been unusually quiet these past months here on my website and on social media and on those crowded Zoom calls where it takes me forever to figure out who’s talking. I guess I’ve struggled with what to say in a year like this; a y…

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What an insane year on so many fronts—the pandemic, unsettling politics, protests and social unrest, wild weather patterns and out of control fires. I hope and pray that you and your family have remained safe and well, despite the unprecedented challenges.…

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For the past ten years, the Women’s National Book Association has created the Great Group Reads list made up of twenty novels and memoirs that are perfect for book club discussion. The list is curated by a committee of readers from around the US and is pub…

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Summer is galloping by much too fast. When not writing, I’ve been sneaking off to the magic forest with the grandkids, stealing patio drinks with girlfriends, savouring lovely walks and talks, and keeping the barbeque fired up.   With so much on my schedu…

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