I have a really cool problem. I’ve got something that might distract me from writing each day for NaNoWriMo 2018—the Nothing Without Us anthology. It’s a project I’m co-editing with my BFF and sensitivity editor Talia C. Johnson. NWU, as we nicknamed it, is going to be a collection of short stories for and by authors who identify … More To NaNo or not to NaNo? That is the question.
I was 32. My favourite auntie had been only two years older when she died of breast cancer decades earlier. And here I was in my early thirties, just months after finding out I couldn’t have children, and now in the Ottawa Women’s Breast Health Clinic. I’d discovered a mass in my left breast weeks before and we … More Why I write in the comedy genre
This book is delightful. The characters are relatable in their humor (and struggles), and the world-building is done in a subtle way that isn’t glaringly jarring or overly pointed… you just get swept up and carried along. And the visuals are great. Definitely worth a read for fans of almost any genre. You won’t be … More Reader feedback on Life in the ‘Cosm: Oct 6, 2016
Yes, it’s me, the newbie, all excited to be past 70 000 words now. I find that I am learning a few things this time around with writing a novel: Have fun. After each chapter, have it read aloud. Keep having fun. When I was in my 20s, I was so serious about wanting to … More 17 Chapters, 73 000 words, and counting!