Hi book peeps! I have another special treat for you today! I'm thrilled to have Rebecca Taylor on the blog talking about her latest release, as well as her take on traditional and self-publishing. There's so much honesty and invaluable insights here, I really appreciate Rebecca for being so candid. We first met as #2020debuts... 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 →
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
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 →
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 →
Anita Kushwaha and Barbara Conrey In Conversation
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, book peeps! After this trying year, I've been reflecting on the things I'm grateful for in 2020. A few things come to mind. Above all, the continued good health of my family (touch wood). The wonderful gift of our daughter who will make her grand entrance in March. And, while launching a... Continue Reading →