Surrey Tidbits

Yesterday, I posted my earthshaking thoughts on the conference that changed my life. Today, I’ll give you a few more funny things I learned this weekend. While not earthshaking, they are entertaining and added to the experience: Sharan Newman is fabulous to talk to about Bernard of Clairvaux. For art history geeks like me, this…

Surrey, how I adore you…

It has taken me two whole days of recuperation to coherently put a blog post together. All I can say is, if you’re a writer, and you have not yet been to a conference, you MUST GO. And while I heard some nightmare stories about several other cons from various folks who’d gone in either…

Let’s Make a Date Muffins….

These are from the Eat Feed Autumn Winter Cookbook by Anne Bramley. I picked mine up from the sale rack at Chapters last year. So many great ideas for cold weather here! I don’t mind our (really LONNNNG) winter in Edmonton so much any more since I get to pull this puppy out. And contained…

Bit of a Fire Up Under My Posterior…

It appears to have happened at last. Ignition! After my last book, I went through a bit of a grieving period. Happen to you? You’ve grown so attached to this character (especially if you’ve been writing in the first person), that you can’t get them out of your head. Ollie was like that for me….

Surrey is almost here!

I’m excited, terrified, and possessed with a spirit of adventure. I’ll be attending my first writers conference next week–the Surrey International Writers Conference in Surrey, BC. (www.siwc.ca) This will be the first time I’ll actually be able to rub shoulders with other writers, agents, editors, publishers…the whole gamut! Thanks to my loving spouse, who hated…

Winners!

Hey everyone! The winners of the blog hop were chosen this evening, so here they are: 1. Catherine lee  KINDLE FIRE 2. Duckysblue  SWAG BAG #1 3. Cassandra  SWAG BAG #2 I’ll be choosing a winner for this blog tomorrow after I recuperate from today’s Thanksgiving dinner. Congratulations to the winners!