Hi book friends! I'm thrilled to have my friend, talented writer, and amazing human, Lisa Wilkes, on the blog today to talk about her latest novel and marrying her passions for books and animal rescue. I hope you have a wonderful time getting to Lisa and her work! Hi, Anita! Thanks for hosting me. Way... Continue Reading →
IWD 2023 – I Read Women
Sending love and gratitude to my wonderful publisher Inanna Publications (https://www.inanna.ca/) for championing women's voices and stories for over four decades. 🎉♀️👏I fondly remember working with former Editor-in-Chief, Luciana Ricciutelli, who sadly passed away in 2020. Her approach was collaborative, respectful, insightful, and remains my best editorial experience to date.I hope you'll support this tireless... Continue Reading →
Author Chat with Kate Lansing!
Hi book friends! I'm absolutely thrilled to have my writer sister in the trenches and prolific cozy mystery author, Kate Lansing, visit the blog today! We first got to know each other way back in 2019 through the #2020debuts group and quickly bonded over our love of running, kitties, and the fantastic adaptation of His... Continue Reading →
Family Literacy Day!
Happy Family Literacy Day! As an author mom, there's almost nothing better than reading with my daughter and watching her develop a love for stories. Recently, I've spied her grabbing books from the shelf and flipping through them on her own. She's also started that wondrous imaginative play phase of toddlerhood, babbling with her stuffies... Continue Reading →
Author Chat w/ Lyn Liao Butler
Hey friends! I have another fun bookish offering today! I'm thrilled to welcome my talented pal, Lyn Liao Butler, on the blog! What can I say about Lyn? She's multi-talented, to start with. Not only a published author, but also a professional dancer, accessories designer, and enthusiastic fitness instructor. She kept me healthy with her... Continue Reading →
New Feature: Whatcha Reading? with Kendra the Bookworm
Hello hello and Happy New Year! It's been so long! I've missed you! Well, after a much-needed postnatal hiatus, I'm excited to say the blog is back! 🎉 In the coming weeks, I've lined up some fun writerly offerings, so keep your eye out for author Q&As, book reviews, cover reveals, posts about writing and... Continue Reading →
Happy Women’s Fiction Day!
Did you know? Today is Women's Fiction Day!!! A celebration of writers of Women's Fiction and their stories. There's going to be lots of activities happening throughout the day, from author chats to giveaways, so follow along and join in the fun! Check out https://www.womensfictionwriters.org for all the details! In honour of the occasion, I'm... Continue Reading →
Women’s Fiction Day Q&A with Debut Author Rebecca Taylor
Happy Women's Fiction Day, book peeps! Women’s Fiction Day was established by WFWA in 2019. It is a day to celebrate the authors, stories, readers, bookstores, and fans of the women’s fiction genre. I hope you discover some great new reads today and take the time to give a shout out to your favourite women's... Continue Reading →
Guest Post: Dreams, Pre- and Post-Pandemic by Lisa Wilkes
At the end of February, I worked a full flight from Denver to Albany. A passenger had broken both legs in a skiing accident. Without a second thought, I hoisted her over my shoulder so she could find a comfortable position in row two. I adjusted her pillows and blanket and backpack and jacket. I... Continue Reading →