Tag: The Power of Harmony

ANNE MURRAY AND ME!

Like a lot of girls growing up in 1960s Nova Scotia, I idolized Anne Murray and admired her effortless, pure singing voice. The idea that a young woman who grew up just down the highway from me could become an international singing sensation boggled my mind. I’ve always liked to sing and I could sing…

Bye-Bye, Breath Grabber!

Jenn, the ten-year-old protagonist in my novel, THE POWER OF HARMONY, is terrified of water, not-so-affectionately known as “The Breath Grabber.” That was me for my entire life. (Note I said “was,” as in past-tense) While I was in Lunenburg this fall, I finally overcame my lifelong fear of water, with the help of an…

Feeling grateful.

May has been a busy month for me. I was a judge in the Truro Library’s 8th annual teen writing competition, named after my late mum, Ada Mingo – pictured here in her bookstore, The Book Nook. It’s hard to believe she’s been gone for 8 years already, but it’s a lovely occasion to remember…

Woozles, SLJ, WOTS, ALL and PJ (in a world full of acronyms)

BOOK GIVE-AWAY (ENTER TODAY!) http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/66630-the-power-of-harmony       The nicest people seem to hang out at book stores! Woozles had this wonderful window display for anti-bullying/pink day a couple of weeks ago – I was happy to see Harmony as part of that display. The Woozles women were also working hard at Word on the…

The Power of Harmony – the trailer

Whenever I get frustrated trying to find the right words to tell a story, or when the story stubbornly refuses to move ahead (like today!), I’m thankful I didn’t decide to take up film instead of writing.  This two-minute video took me MUCH more time than it should have, but I hope it captures the…