Saturday, June 23, 2018

Books, Writing and Life

Hi everyone. It's been awhile, I know. But sometimes life gets in the way and that's what's been happening with me for the past several months.

First, I had knee replacement surgery on my right knee at Christmas time and went through extensive physiotherapy and healing. It takes up to a year for the inflammation and healing to complete. I'm halfway there now and so glad it is behind me. I am able to walk without canes or walkers and can do stairs and hills, albeit at a snail's pace.

Two months ago, we moved from the east side of the Island to the south end of the Island. A move we are happy with and has us closer to family. But during this period, my dear mother passed away at the age of 96. It was a blessing and she didn't suffer, but one is never prepared for these things, even though you know it's coming. 

The past six months took me away from my public writing life and led me into a personal life of introspection and spending time with family. The muse left me and I felt tapped out. But I'm back and eager to embrace my creativity once again. My last post revealed the release of Magnolia Tree, Book 1 of The Crossing Trilogy; a series of mystery/suspense, strong female protagonists and a touch of supernatural. I'm in the process of creating Book 2, Chameleon Games and am excited to be back in the game.

My debut novel, Winter's Captive, Book 1 of the Georgia Series is on special. The E-Book is FREE until the end of today only. So if you haven't read this story of one woman's struggle to survive alone and lost in a cold, northern wilderness, now is the time to download it for free. See below.

I'd like to once again thank all my readers around the world for their continued support; especially in Canada, US, Australia, Great Britain, France, Germany, India and Poland. You guys rock.

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To the writers out there, Keep on Keeping on Writing!

Monday, February 19, 2018


Hi everyone.

I'm excited and proud to reveal that my newest book is now available online in e-book and paperback formats, or can be ordered through your bookstore, or your local library can order it in.

Magnolia Tree, The Crossing Trilogy, Book 1 is a new series of  suspense, supernatural, family secrets, murder and love.

They say you can't go home again, but that's exactly what twenty-one-year-old Sydney Grey must do to solve the mystery of her teenage mother's disappearance twenty years previous. Returning to the vacant family farm, she intends to renovate and open a home-based business. Just as things are coming together, the discovery of her mother's journals, strange happenings, lost keys, and a relationship that opens a new set of problems put Sydney in danger. Can she survive a startling discovery?

Click HERE to check it out.

Saturday, January 27, 2018


Hi everyone,

First I want to thank everyone who purchased Winter's Captive, Book 1 of The Georgia Series. It hit #1 in ebooks on Amazon, which in turn generated sales of Book 2 and Book 3. And I gained eight more reviews on Book 1 and two more reviews so far on Book 3. So appreciative.

The whole series is available again in ebook and paperback formats with my new publisher, Creativia. 

Please use this link HERE to check out all three books.

Currently, Magnolia Tree, Book 1 of The Crossing Trilogy is in edits with my publisher. I'll keep you posted as to it's availability.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018


Wishing everyone all the best in 2018. Hope you are happy, healthy, and find peace in your lives.

Just want to let you all know that Winter's Captive Ebook is available for FREE on promotion for two more days. If you haven't yet read Book 1 of The Georgia Series, here's your opportunity to download a free copy. 

Being lost in the wilderness can be a frightening experience; being lost, alone and pregnant in a vast winter wilderness could be a death sentence for city girl, Georgia Charles.

Thank-you to all of you who have already downloaded your copy and a big thank-you in advance to those of you who will. Very appreciated. It would be most helpful if you left an honest review with your thoughts of the book on Amazon and Goodreads if you use that platform.

To get your copy now, click HERE.  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

New Beginnings

Hi everyone!

Just a quick note to let you all know that I am back. After a much needed hiatus, I'm writing again, have a new publisher, and am excited to let you know that The Georgia Series will be available again in e-book and paperback format. 

I'm pleased to have signed with Creativia Publishing, an international publisher and am excited to announce that Winter's Captive, The Georgia Series, Book 1 is now available as an e-book for FREE to Kindle Unlimited subscribers! The paperback is now available as well. 

To get your FREE e-book, a great addition to any Christmas Book, download here:

All I want for Christmas is my readers to leave an honest review on to help get the word out. Thanks all. I'll be back to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

And to all the writers, keep on keeping on writing.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Summer Vacation

Hi everyone. It's been awhile so I thought I should check in and update my status. I decided to take some months off from my writing and regroup. It has been wonderful spending time with family and my beautiful grandchildren.

I have been watching our wildfire situation for weeks now here in British Columbia. Especially my former residence in Clinton in the BC Interior. They have been evacuated and the fire has been licking at the hills leading down to the valley where this quaint historical village sits. The Elephant Hill fire is the biggest of all the fires firefighters have been dealing with this summer and it just wont quit. It is comforting to know that so far everyone is safe and the town has been protected thus far.

I am starting to get itchy feet however and have started organizing my office and writing tasks. I'm ready to get back at it. Some changes have come my way in regards to my publishing status and I'm excited at the possibilities ahead.

Off to pick up the grandkids for a week of fun. We're taking them to Long Beach on the west side of the Island. I'll be back soon to start up my writing career. Cheers to you all.


Saturday, April 22, 2017


My post today is to honor Earth Day. 

A day that is celebrated annually all over the world every year to support environmental protection, this year it is a political statement supporting science and opposing the policies of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States.

A day doesn't go by that the new President doesn't create controversy over some new appointment to his administration, or a change of policy that is detrimental to the people's well-being, The disturbing aspect of anything the President does or says, is his constant practice of saying one thing but doing another.  

His changes to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is a huge testament to this behavior pattern.

President Trump replaced the head of the EPA with Scott Pruitt who was funded by oil industry lobbyists. Here is a man who is a disbeliever in climate change. A man who has tried to sue the EPA. A man who believes the EPA oversteps its boundaries. A man whose LinkedIn page describes him as an advocate against the EPA.

President Trump signed an executive order to roll back clean water regulations and to roll back regulations imposed on energy companies to protect the environment. He refused to ban a pesticide in food that is known to harm children's brains. He's allowed the use of lead ammunition on Federal lands and waters. The word 'science' was removed from the EPA's mission statement, etc. etc. etc...

And President Trump had this to say about his support of Earth Day:

"My Administration is committed to keeping our air and water clean, to preserving our forests, lakes, and open spaces, and to protecting endangered species." 

and went on to say:

"We should remember that rigorous science depends not on ideology, but on a spirit of honest inquiry and robust debate."

My heart is heavy on this Earth Day. Our global planet does not recognize borders, what happens in one country affects us all. Clearly we've learned as President Trump reaches is first 100 days, that we don't listen to what he says, but instead watch what he does. 

As a novelist whose writing is inspired by nature and whose stories always include mother nature in its tale, I was heartened by the Earth Day protests. We are all witnessing that people can make a difference. Voices can be heard. If we persist and educate, awareness will win out.

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