Ok, reasons#1 and #2 explained the rush, the pleasure of writing and sharing a story. The writing for writing’s sake. Reasons #3 are more selfish : Money and Fame. Yes. I have achieved some Money and Fame lately. Back up. I am an independent – “indie” – author of the book Camp Follower One Army … More Reasons I Love Writing #3
Hometown? Not exactly. As an army brat, I don’t have a hometown. But Souris, Manitoba is where my father lives. Not exactly the tourist destination one thinks of for summer vacation when you live in Aylmer, Quebec. But when relatives live across the country, (and we military families do get sprinkled across the country), you vacation … More Road trip 2018 – Part 2
Even though I’m retired from my paying job, the work of my new life as a writer continues, even on a road trip holiday! You know (if you follow this blog) that I come from a military family. My book Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story is all about that kind of family life. So … More Road Trip 2018 : Part 1
What do “holidays” mean when you’re retired? This is my third summer of retirement, and it finally feels like I need a holiday again! The first summer off just felt like ordinary holidays – travel, rest, drink and eat in restaurants, see tourist sites. The second summer was more of the same but included my … More July – Holidays Month, Retired or Not!
Deadlines, appointments, commitments. Project plans, hours at a desk, phone calls. Invoices, emails, follow-ups. I thought I was retired! Two years now, retired from my paying career in IT. But my suspicion that life is life, people are people, at a paying job or not, is playing out. We are who we are – always … More Retired: End Year 2. Year 3 Writer Begins.
Hey, I just did my first author interview on TV! As expected, I was nervous. Not as expected, it didn’t last as long as I had prepared for in my head! Also not as expected, I didn’t hate how it turned out. Here’s the link, let me know what you think! ARISE Indie Author’s on … More Daytime Ottawa (Rogers TV Interview)
Most base brats of my time can easily relate to the stories in my book Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story, and I have appreciated the enthusiastic reviews. I would like now to share, especially with my fellow brats, the following review from a non-brat; I hope it touches you the same way it touched … More Camp Follower : Stories to Share with “Civvies”