Pay It Forward Friday is my way of thanking authors who have done something that has helped me either personally or professionally in some way in the past years. Some I’ve only met online, some at conferences, and some have become long-term friends. Others may not even know what they did, or […]

Pay It Forward Friday – Molly O’Keefe

Remember that post from the other day about being busier than a one-armed paperhanger? Life hasn’t let up.  I went to yesterday’s Toronto Romance Writers’ monthly meeting with Alexia Reid and Kendal Ashby who also writes as Kendal Corbitt. (That made three people with seven names all crammed into one […]

Contest season starts!

Today’s guest, Amy Ruttan, is the very first TRW member I met way back in January 2007. Since then we’ve discovered we have more than just a love of writing in common. Back in 1978 we lived in the same town — for about a month. You see Amy was […]

Amy Ruttan is Bringing Up Baby

For the first time ever, Toronto Romance Writers is giving away a fantastic prize of books from our published authors. Lots and lots of books. Participating authors include: * Kelley Armstrong * Kate Bridges * Deborah Cooke * Claire Delacroix * Brenda Harlen * Margaret Moore * Molly O’Keefe * […]

Toronto Writers Giveaway!

Note to self: do not drink a Hazelnut Coffee, and two diet Pepsi’s after 3 p.m. unless you’re willing to be wired until 5 a.m. Seriously! I’m exhausted – thanks to all that caffeine. I drove into Toronto yesterday for the monthly Toronto Romance Writers’ meeting – first one I’ve […]

Busy weekend

… of mice and men often go astray. All right, I admit it, I paraphrased the quote. Robert Burns actually wrote: The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft a-gley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain For promis’d joy. But who the heck says ‘gang aft […]

Best Laid Plans …

It’s been a rough week. My mother has sunk back into the depths of denial and has decided she wants to bring my father home from the hospital despite everyone’s advice. So I spent a day at the hospital trying to convince her – with the help of a mental […]

Commercial Fiction rules!

(Apologies to Michelle Rowen for perverting her title.) Anyway, here’s my latest feathered visitor. This big fella settled in our backyard this afternoon, scaring off all the small birds he was hoping to feast on. If anyone knows exactly what type of hawk he is, let me know. I know […]

Bitten and Smitten by Birds

Pop on over to Christine d’Abo’s blog for a picture taken at the annual TRW Christmas Society. You’ll be able to put faces to names you see regularly on this blog – Christine, Wylie Kinson, Amy Ruttan, Savannah Chase, and Bonnie Staring. (Ignore the figure on the far right of […]

In the Company of genius …

I went to TRW’s monthly meeting which was an all day affair today since they’d brought in Margie Lawson to teach her Empowering Character Emotions Master Class. Wow, talk about inspiring! I learned about Anaphora – a device I’ve been using but never knew what it was called. I learned […]

Twice lucky!

You know that story that starts “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times?” Well, for me, not much has been going on this week and yet I’m exhausted by everything that’s gone on this week. I survived a long weekend with everyone home – always […]

Random Thoughts

I attended my first meeting at the Toronto Romance Writers today – and Oh, my! What a difference from my regular Writers’ Guild. Positive! Happy! Bubbly! People actually came up and talked to me. And even more surprising listened! And encouraged! So much better, so much more encouraging than the […]

TRW – Local RWA Chapter Meeting