I just got back from the Romancing the Capital event in Ottawa Ontario. The fantabulous Eve Langlais put together an amazing conference for both readers and authors — there were no glitches, no drama llamas, everything ran wonderfully (from what I saw, though Eve may have a different experience). Fans were […]

Romancing the Capital a total success

If you’re near Ottawa, Ontario this weekend, take a moment and look me up at the Romancing the Capital conference at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Kanata. 9 a.m. Friday morning (I’m one of the lead off events) I’m hosting a Romance Pictionary game in the Algonquin Ballroom. (I […]

I’m Romancing the Capital this weekend

Back in September, I attended the Ottawa Romance Writers’ Conference. Gizmo Guy went with me, and while I attended the lectures, he wandered around downtown Ottawa taking photos. He has a real eye for photography and interesting pictures – I posted some of them on my blog a while back […]

Gizmo Guy Gets his Own Recognition

Fall is here unfortunately. But the colors of the trees on our trip to Ottawa were gorgeous, one of the few benefits of knowing months of winter lie ahead. Mother Nature’s way of softening us up, I suppose. One way that Gizmo Guy rates a town is by the quality […]

More pics from Ottawa

While I was finishing up at the Ottawa Conference this morning, Gizmo Guy attended the 31st National Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Service on Parliament Hill. This service is held to honor the police and peace officers who have died in the line of duty each year. This year two […]

They are our heroes, we shall not forget them

I’m going to be away Friday through Monday while I’m at the Ottawa Romance Writers’ Sweet and Spicy conference. As is usual for higher priced hotels, the internet is not free. I won’t know how much access I’ll have until I’ll get there, but even so I imagine I’ll be […]

All my bags are NOT packed

It’s been a running around day. I had all sorts of errands to do around town today, both for Guitar Hero and myself. Dry cleaners, dentist, banking, groceries, etc. I went out this evening and bought myself a pretty little clutch purse so I wouldn’t have to tote anything more […]


Whew, I’ve been running around trying to get ready for the conference this weekend and panic is starting to set in. It’s not as if it’s Nationals, but it’s the first conference I’ve gone to this year, and the last since Nationals last year. Silly me, I’ve known I’d be […]

Golden Girl

On the home front, it’s been fairly quiet. Curly is bummed because their XBox 360 has broken down yet again. This is their third unit in eighteen months, and is a brand new replacement that’s less than a month old. How can a company stay in business when it creates […]

Weekend update

“What do you mean the hydro’s off?” That was the refrain around the house for 8 hours yesterday. The Powers That Be (literally as it turned out) worked on something that required hydro in the area to be cut off – well, they claimed that it was supposed to be […]

In the Dark (in the Middle of the Day)

Gizmo Guy was just reading an article to me about ‘Canada’s Least Sexy City’. I snorted and suggested the city where we live. No, he tells me. According to who ran a survey, it’s Ottawa! According to them, Ottawa is filled with lots of ‘plain Janes and dime store […]

They can’t be serious!

Wow, a whole month has flown by and tomorrow is the monthly Toronto Romance Writers meeting. Where the heck did the time go? West, is what Gizmo Guy would say. It’s been a productive month at least. I’ve written a total of 47,266 words since the last meeting (and I’m […]

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