Secret Lives of Mothers & Daughters on Passage to Wonderland Podcast!

What an honour to be featured on the Passage to Wonderland podcast today! It was such a delight to hear Mary Ito's beautiful reading of "Secret Lives of Mothers & Daughters." I hope you can drop by and have a listen. Link below. xoxox https://passagetowonderland.buzzsprout.com/1903123/10459777 HarperCollins Canada: http://bit.ly/2rGoHcm Chapters/Indigo: http://bit.ly/34J4gtQ Amazon: https://amzn.to/2OHMx0m

Hear Us Roar Podcast

Hi book peeps! I know it's been a while and I'm sorry about that but all the baby prep has me totally preoccupied in the best way. Baby Bean could arrive any time within the next couple of weeks and I can't believe how quickly it has all flown by. Needless to say, we're excited... Continue Reading →

Writing About Mental Health

Hi book friends! October is Mental Health Awareness Month, an issue close to my heart and writing. I'm honoured that Secret Lives was included in this stunning list of books c/o BookTrib and WFWA, attempting to break the silence around mental health, combat stigma, and foster a more empathetic world. I try to approach mental... Continue Reading →

I’m Not Really Here…An Update

Hiya bookish folks! I know it's been a while since I've touched base. (Guilty face.) I've been receiving sweet little notes from friends wondering what happened to me, so I thought I would write a post to at least semi-explain. As I periodically do, I quietly slipped away and took some much needed time for... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Author Kelly Duran!

To celebrate Women’s Fiction Day 2020, as promised, here is my Q&A with my WFWA sister and Canuck friend, Kelly Duran! I hope you enjoy learning more about Kelly and her stirring debut “Can’t Take it Back”! To learn more about Women’s Fiction Day, click: https://wfwa.memberclicks.net/womens-fiction-day-2020

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Happy Monday, book folks! I took a little break from the author exchanges to keep up with the frenzy of launch month but we’re back! I’m thrilled to have fellow Canadian and 2020debut Kelly Duran on the blog today! I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Kelly this year and will never forget the day she helped me fulfill a life dream of seeing my book on the shelf at my favourite bookstore in Victoria, Munro Books, when she sent me a shelfie. A great friend and a great writer! I hope you enjoy getting to know more about Kelly and her upcoming release Can’t Take It Back this April, an audible original!

Thanks so much for taking the time, Kelly, and huge congratulations on your wonderful book! I don’t know about you, but I just want to grab a seat on that park bench and find out what…

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Author Q&A with Jen Gilroy

To celebrate Women’s Fiction Day 2020, as promised, here is my Q&A with my WFWA sister and Ottawa valley friend, Jen Gilroy! I hope you enjoy learning more about Jen and her heartwarming novels about heart, home, and happy endings! To learn more about Women’s Fiction Day, click: https://wfwa.memberclicks.net/womens-fiction-day-2020.

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Happy Monday, book friends!

How have you been doing in these self-isolation times? Are you leaning on books more than ever for escape, connection, community? I know I am!

Today I’m thrilled to have fellow Ottawa valley writer and friend Jen Gilroy on the blog. I’m a big fan of Jen’s work, so I’m excited for you to discover it too. I recently finished Jen’s latest, The Wishing Tree in Irish Falls, and it was just what I needed – a book about community, family, and second chances. (Check out my GR review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2987951769) This was the book that eased me back into reading after completely losing my focus with the stress of the pandemic.  I can’t wait for the sequel! More about it below!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit with us, Jen, and congratulations on this wonderful, heart-warming book!

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