Memoir, Novel

Podcast Interviews & More

In November, I had the honour of being interviewed by Erika Oley for the Surthrival Diaries Podcast, a podcast on overcoming loss and grief. Having read my blog post, “Miracles & Trauma,” I was invited to share more of my experience and testimony on Episode 6 of Season 1, “On Child Loss & Keeping Faith.”… Continue reading Podcast Interviews & More

Fiction, Novel

Coming SUMMER 2022!

After a two year hiatus from my novel writing (thanks to the interruption of a global pandemic), I’ve been easing my way back into my writing profession with HUGE projects, including the publication of my debut novel, ”FANTACY: Daughter of Fate.” This is the first instalment in my Young Adult/Teenager Fantasy Trilogy and is expected… Continue reading Coming SUMMER 2022!

Short Story, Writing Sample

“Weapons of War” A Short Story

Unsheathing my weapon, I sharpen it to a lethal point. Concealed beneath the squalor of an apocalyptic sky, I charge the front lines with calculated strokes, stripping my adversary of integrity. Years of practice have shaped my craft and refined my skill so that I hit my mark but draw no blood. “Hide that before… Continue reading “Weapons of War” A Short Story

Book Review

Lands of Ink&Paper—2020

The writer, the reader, the creative dreamer—to these three I will always belong. I have a hunger to write and create, and yet I struggle with plot development. The ideas burst forth at first in a rush, my fingers trip over themselves as they fly across the keyboard unable to write fast enough. Before long,… Continue reading Lands of Ink&Paper—2020

Book Review

Lands of Ink&Paper—March Reads and Reviews

Yay for the sun breaking through the thick winter haze, for warming my soul and gifting me sweet kisses from Christ! With warmer weather came a renewed spirit and definitely put the pep back into my step, as in my moving feet and not so much my writing. Since the thawing of spring has begun,… Continue reading Lands of Ink&Paper—March Reads and Reviews

Writing Sample

“The Dog Park” — An Excerpt

In honour of #WriteYourHeartOutWednesday I'm sharing another sneak peek of my debut novel, "Straddling the Void." The dog park scene is written from the perspective of the female lead and Kyle's love interest, Charlie. Sharing the scene is her former friend, the menacing loose-canon, "Butch." Leave a comment, I'd love to know what you think!… Continue reading “The Dog Park” — An Excerpt

Poetry

“Tristan” a Poem — (and a novel excerpt)

The poetic telling of "Tristan" is dark and tragic, written in iambic pentameter. I wonder about this man, this Tristan, and what might have happened to him before this "scene" of the poem. Poor Tristan. I hope you enjoy but, be warned, it is of a darker nature. And as a fun, free, goodie, I've… Continue reading “Tristan” a Poem — (and a novel excerpt)

Book Review

Lands of Ink&Paper—February “Reads and Reviews”

February was mostly masked by the winter blues, directly affecting my productivity for sure! As a result, I spent more time reading and reflecting instead of writing. I still managed to accumulate a humble 6,500 word count however. It was not the 20,000 I'd hoped for or the 15,000 achievment of January, but life required… Continue reading Lands of Ink&Paper—February “Reads and Reviews”

Faith&Spirituality, Short Story, Writing Sample

“Be At Peace” A Short Story

Jodie pulled my blue lifejacket from the back of the minivan and handed it to me. “Do you have the map?” she asked, a hint of panic edging into her voice. “Don’t worry, I’ve been planning this trip for over a hundred years.” The sarcastic exaggeration might have been much, but it was ridiculous to think we could get lost canoeing around the shores of… Continue reading “Be At Peace” A Short Story

Fiction, Writing Sample

Introducing Roxanne – A Novel Excerpt

The following is an excerpt from my current novel (in progress): Straddling the Void. Scanning the bar for familiar faces, I was both disappointed and relieved by the sea of strangers crowding the pool tables and dance floor. Without being delayed by ceremonious salutes and mingling, I picked my way through the labyrinth of bodies,… Continue reading Introducing Roxanne – A Novel Excerpt