Notes & Observations

August 5, 2018

In 2006 I had just left a job I despised and was nervously starting a job at what had, until that point, been my happy place. The Island is a small place and we only have three bookstores for the entire thing and I had just scored a permanent job at the biggest one. I was so excited to share my love of reading and get involved with other readers.

Fast forward 12 years, and I dread going into my favourite bookstore because it's no longer a happy place. I held...

November 13, 2017

Almost two years ago I discovered Pronoun in my search for a stable, user friendly aid to publishing. Since then I've had great success with their system and enjoyed publishing my first book. Sadly, my time with Pronoun is coming to an end. MacMillan, a major publishing house, has decided to close the doors on Pronoun and it's 

With the demise of Pronoun, I will lose my ebooks off all their current platforms, and with them, many of my reviews. Thankfully I'v...

September 14, 2017

I am a very slow writer. I work full time, have an energetic puppy, family I love to be with and friends I love to see. Procrastination might very well be my middle name.

And yet, I love writing.

This week, fate got together with mother nature and gave me a strangely uneventful vacation. I rarely take vacation and had been planning this week off for most of the year. A friend from Florida was supposed to come up so I could show him the Island and we planned o...

April 7, 2017

     It’s April again and I’ve finally come full circle. Back in April 2015 I sat down with an idea in mind. I wanted to finish something. I admit I can be a bit of a procrastinator, putting off less than desirable tasks until I absolutely must do them, so this was a serious endeavor.

     I was going to finish writing a novel.

     My original goal was 50,000 words. I had only ever written short stories and fan fictions so sitting down to...

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