Here we go again…

Nova Scotia has just entered a pandemic lockdown – the second since the coronovirus pandemic began wreaking havoc in this area just over a year ago. For me personally, and immediately, the “close-everything-order” means I had to make new plans to launch my book. Instead of being in-person, with guests carefully masked, sanitized and counted… Continue reading Here we go again…

Launch, officially!

You are invited to the official launch of my book, Senior Moment, which will take place at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, 1919 Highway Six, River John, NS, on May 2. Senior Moment is my personal account of settling my elderly mom in a safe and happy senior residence; including from tips arising from the experience!… Continue reading Launch, officially!

A virtually real (and really good) festival

Like many events during this pandemic, Read by the Sea Summer Literary Festival has met some rough patches. Granted, the festival has had glitches in the past: the author is late, someone gets sick, the tents fall down, the toilets clog, pens go dry, the afternoon turns as cold as a mid-March day – or… Continue reading A virtually real (and really good) festival

You are invited…

….To a virtual Zoom reading of Senior Moment on May 11, 7-8 pm, hosted by Pictou Antigonish Regional Library (and me). This is the link: And the poster: May 11 seems a long way off in this chilly March morning, but time goes by quickly. Here is a little peek into the mysterious world… Continue reading You are invited…

Library Love

I got my first library card when I was five.  We’d just moved to a fishing outport, and our new community had a lending library in a room in the Grenfell hospital. For those who never heard of a Grenfell hospital, it’s one of the small hospitals in isolated communities across Newfoundland and Labrador, parts… Continue reading Library Love

#I Read Canadian

Confession: I collect children’s books. See, my babies are grown, and their babies live far away. There is no longer an opportunity to cozy up on the couch with a pile of kids and pile of storybooks to read out loud  – but I still buy them and READ THEM TO MYSELF. Oh, the guilty… Continue reading #I Read Canadian

What’s new?

Here is the cover of my latest book, Senior Moment, which will be released in April. “Part memoir, part cautionary tale, part how-to” is what folks are saying. It is my account of getting my mom moved from her unwieldy old home and into a place where she’d be happy and receive top quality care.… Continue reading What’s new?