Faith&Spirituality, Identity, Motherhood, Writing Sample

The Better Part: A Mother’s Perspective on Slowing Down and Being Still

“Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and… Continue reading The Better Part: A Mother’s Perspective on Slowing Down and Being Still

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“The Dog Park” — An Excerpt

In honour of #WriteYourHeartOutWednesday I'm sharing another sneak peek of my debut novel, "Straddling the Void." The dog park scene is written from the perspective of the female lead and Kyle's love interest, Charlie. Sharing the scene is her former friend, the menacing loose-canon, "Butch." Leave a comment, I'd love to know what you think!… Continue reading “The Dog Park” — An Excerpt

Faith&Spirituality, Short Story, Writing Sample

“Be At Peace” A Short Story

Jodie pulled my blue lifejacket from the back of the minivan and handed it to me. “Do you have the map?” she asked, a hint of panic edging into her voice. “Don’t worry, I’ve been planning this trip for over a hundred years.” The sarcastic exaggeration might have been much, but it was ridiculous to think we could get lost canoeing around the shores of… Continue reading “Be At Peace” A Short Story

Fiction, Writing Sample

Introducing Roxanne – A Novel Excerpt

The following is an excerpt from my current novel (in progress): Straddling the Void. Scanning the bar for familiar faces, I was both disappointed and relieved by the sea of strangers crowding the pool tables and dance floor. Without being delayed by ceremonious salutes and mingling, I picked my way through the labyrinth of bodies,… Continue reading Introducing Roxanne – A Novel Excerpt

Fiction, Poetry, Writing Sample

Wednesday Writing Goodies

It's Write Your Heart Out Wednesday, the day I take a break from my novel WIP (work-in-progress), the day I also encourage YOU to write, write, WRITE your HEART out ❤ This Wednesday's contribution, an original poem, "Losing Me," was somewhat of a creative stretch on my part since poetry is by no means my… Continue reading Wednesday Writing Goodies

Short Story, Writing Sample

Exciting News!!!

This morning, I was most pleasantly surprised by an email announcing that my short story, "Hidden, I Hide," has made it to the TOP 50 of the "Wingless Dreamer Literary Contest" 2019!!! My deepest thanks to my followers, mentors and fellow writers for your encouragent and inspiration. Thank you, most especially to writer Ruchi Acharya… Continue reading Exciting News!!!

Writing Sample, Writing Tools

Novel Outline Cheat Sheet AND Novel Excerpt

For some reason, I can read every plot structure and outlining book and article, listen to a hoard of audiobooks, YouTube videos and classes, yet somehow outlining remains a challenge for me. My inner novelist has a natural grasp of plot structure and I've been able to "pants" (write a novel without plotting, by the… Continue reading Novel Outline Cheat Sheet AND Novel Excerpt

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Book Blurb REVEAL and Instagram GIVEAWAY

After much request, here is the tentative book blurb (synopsis) of my current work in progress, "Straddling the Void" (formerly titled "Blind"), a contemporary adult fiction novel: Ambitious and proud, Kyle Lemay, is walking the path to success but when circumstances change and he is fired from a prominent job opportunity, the stress and frustration… Continue reading Book Blurb REVEAL and Instagram GIVEAWAY

Faith&Spirituality, Fiction, Short Story, Writing Sample

“Safe” A Short Story

CONTENT WARNING: The content of this short story, although not explicit, deals with mature subject matter. Her knitted sweater caught on a branch. With shaking hands, she tore herself free, stumbling forward. Night creatures croaked and screeched, raising the hair on the back of her exposed neck. The sound of crisp leaves under heavy feet… Continue reading “Safe” A Short Story

Fiction, Identity, Short Story, Writing Sample

Ainslinn: Poetic Prose

I am blind.             No colours or forms, no vivid landscapes, no unique faces or visible features for my memory to cling to. Instead, I immerse myself in the descriptions of brilliant flowers blooming across large expanses –wild, untouched and in abundance— of crystal-clear waters that sparkle with life, and of the soul-piercing blue of… Continue reading Ainslinn: Poetic Prose