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 →

Author Q&A with Jennifer J. Chow!

Happy Monday, bookworms! Please tell me it isn’t snowing where you are. That’s what I woke up to in Ottawa this morning and while it’s not entirely unusual and definitely won stay on the ground long, it’s still a reminder of the long winter months ahead. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love winter, the... 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 Debut Author Ashley R. King!

Happy Monday, book peeps! I hope you had a great weekend! Life is slowly getting back to normal here in Ottawa. Our health officials have given us the green light to expand our social bubbles, so we actually got to celebrate my dearly departed brother's birthday in person and I got to hug my mom... Continue Reading →

Secret Lives on Crazy For CanLit List!

Hi Book Folks! How are you holding up? What week are we now in self-isolation? A bajillion??? What are your secret weapons for coping? Other than wine and chocolate, ha! A few things have been keeping me healthy, grounded, and sane. Weekly Zoom chats/game time with our family in Canada and the UK. Online workouts... Continue Reading →

Author Q&A with Jen Gilroy

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... Continue Reading →

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