Sir Paul Rocks Halifax!

Spent yesterday in Halifax with friends from Amherst. Spent 2 hours mid-day on the patio at the Lord Nelson Hotel waiting for Paul and his entourage to leave for their soundcheck. The wait paid off, and I was able to get a couple of close-up photos of him videotaping the crowd out of his SUV…

Leaving Home

The full manuscript of “Hare” is in the hands of two publishers today, and they both expect to get to it in the next week or two. I’m feeling slightly the same as I did when Liam went off to university in Ontario last fall; I’ve done the best I could, and now, I can…

WFNS Mentorship Reading

Yesterday I was in Halifax for the AGM of the Writers’ Fed…quick and painless.  Everyone shared a potluck lunch, then the dreaded reading…quick and not so painless.  I enjoyed listening to Gary’s introduction – odd to hear someone speaking about you while you’re actually in the room!  Didn’t realize how nervous I was until I…

Ada Mingo Teen Writing Competition

I was in Truro for the third annual teen writing competition, named after my late Mum, and sponsored by the Colchester East Hants Regional Library.  Thanks to the women who put so much effort into this event each year, and to the students/writers who participate.  We’re hoping to get more entries next year by contacting…

School Visits

I’m involved in the Writers’ Federation Writers in the Schools (WITS) program, and it’s been a huge part of my writing life over the past two years.  I visited Bayview Community School in Mahone Bay on April 24th and Dr. John C. Wickwire School in Liverpool yesterday. Usually during school visits, I read Rainbws in…

Maxine Trottier & Susan Tooke visit KCA

Thanks to Box of Delights’ owner, and KCA Librarian, Mitzi DeWolfe, we enjoyed a visit from children’s author, Maxine Trottier, and illustrator, Susan Tooke today.  They both have books nominated for the Atlantic Book Awards tonight. We had a few technical difficulties, but the kids did get to hear (via CD) Shauntay Grant read Up…

Yeah Chocolate!

We’re having a pretty quiet Easter Sunday.  First Easter in 19 years that we haven’t had an Easter egg hunt in our house…Mailed “A Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk” off to Gary last week – it’s close to 66,000 words now, 234 pages.  It cost almost $10.00 to mail the manuscript!  I’m feeling pretty good…