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
Raphaël’s Story: Submissions!
In the writing world, November is known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The goal is to write an average of 1667 words per day with the goal of 50,000 words written towards a novel. This year I’d decided to participate for the first time. My current project is a Contemporary Adult Novel called, “Straddling… Continue reading Raphaël’s Story: Submissions!
Novel Idea Generation—Tips & Tricks
Where do writers get their ideas? That’s a good question, one that varies from writer to writer. I’ve had ideas spring up from dreams, conversations, from reading novels, and all manner of sources. But how can you generate ideas when the well is dry? I was asking myself this today and decided to research the… Continue reading Novel Idea Generation—Tips & Tricks
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!
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
I'm still here! I'm still writing! I've just been somewhat quiet lately. My fiction WIP is at a stand still due to unresolved plot holes but I've been writing Christian articles and Physical Wellness pieces to keep my writing muscles toned, despite my novel's sad lack of progress. In any case I wanted to check… Continue reading Where’s Waldo?
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
“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
“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)
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”