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It’s been one of those days and it’s not yet 2 p.m. I’m working on two deadlines, one tomorrow, one for the end of the month, for two different books for two different publishers. So I’ve been repeating my “I’m on a deadline, do not disturb me on pain of […]

Shaking my fist at Mondays or we should have got ...


Dear Guitar Hero: It’s hard to believe that twenty six years* have passed since you looked like this: Then this: and that you now look like this: Or this: Happy Birthday GH! *Yes I am still trying to figure out a way to explain how I can have a twenty-six […]

Twenty six? No, he can’t be…


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2010 has been a year of ups and downs. I could vent about all the downs that happened this year that included the death of my father and my mother’s stroke, but I think it’s too easy to get lost in negatives. I prefer to remember the positives. Like… On […]

Thinking Positive about 2010



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Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends. Up here in Canada, it’s just the last Thursday of November. For those of you who have asked how Mom is doing, she’s much better. She’s been moved to a Stroke Rehabilitation unit just a couple miles away from me and one week […]

This Last Thursday of November


Thank you to everyone who emailed me or left comments about my mom.  She’s been moved from the hospital in the smaller town that’s farther away from me to a stroke rehab unit only 3 miles away. Which makes life easier for us both. Especially since she has a phone […]

The New Normal, and a New Goal


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I’m always divided about what I should be blogging about here — whether details of my personal life are just too….personal.  Or whether you like seeing the inside of an author’s life. I’m pretty much an open book (HaHaha! Hadn’t thought of how that analogy works now I’m an author) […]

To a Mouse



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I almost titled this Monday Morning Check-In, then realized it’s Monday afternoon. As you’ve noticed I’ve not been posting as much as I usually do.  That’s because I’ve decided this year I have to focus on writing more novels/novellas than I do blog posts. I finished the western, and sent […]

Monday Check-In


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Last year I made a New Year’s resolution to “get healthy”. Little did I realize the challenges facing me on that one. Turned out it took more than just diet and exercise, but multiple visits to the doctor, numerous blood tests, more appointments with a specialist, several biopsies and … […]

Away we go!


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Yup, it’s Turkey Weekend here in Canada, so this morning I’ve been preparing the turkey for the family. I hadn’t planned on having a turkey or even having it today, but my eldest son had other ideas. (Don’t even begin to ask on that one, unless you want to hear […]

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!



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No, not THAT type of bedtime memory, sheesh, your mind is almost as bad as mine. Which I fully agree resides in the gutter. I’m talking about one of my (and Gizmo Guy’s) favorite memories of when Guitar Hero was little and Gizmo Guy would read him a bedtime story. […]

Bedtime Memories


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I’m brain dead today. Comes from being up over 22 hours yesterday. I had another one of those nights between Friday and Saturday where I woke up at 2 a.m. and couldn’t get back to sleep. I ended up rolling out of bed at 4:30. Trouble was I’d invited myself […]

Exhausted after Passion


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I admit it. I’ve been stressing out over everything lately. I’ve been sending panicked emails to Sue and Dani, Marley and Amy. Hopefully some of my stress will die down now that Private Property’s released. At least until I get my first review. (Don’t forget to visit me over at […]

Mom’s Song (and a contest)