Sales of Camp Follower are picking up. (Like the Ottawa River ice breakup – nothing seems to be going on and then it all starts happening at once!) The book is now widely available in my region and starting to spread out of it. Libraries are ordering it. It’s been entered in contests. There’s a … More Human Nature, Or, Why Buy Ebooks
Who goes to high school reunions? My high school reunions take place every 5 years, in Petawawa, Ontario. Our high school building is gone now, replaced by a military community store. They kept a little memorial corner about the school, which I cuddled into, in the picture here. It’s somewhat shocking, the first visit back … More High School Reunions
In honour of the Humboldt Broncos today, I write these words. Words cannot help those who grieve today, but they are all I have to offer. Words cannot change what is, but they are all I have to offer. If grief is to make us more human, then I am more human today. Thank you … More #HockeyisFamily
I saw the press release about April being the month of the military child. How times have changed (for the better) since I grew up on army bases in the 1960s and 70s, throughout Canada and Germany! And then I became an Air Force wife and mother, with their own unique military spouse challenges! So … More April, Month of the Military Child
In 1970 I moved to Saskatchewan. Here’s an excerpt from “Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story” by Michele Sabad: ” After the elevators and over the railroad tracks, you still had a few more kilometers down that gritty unpaved road, with farm fields to either side, past the low ditches, to get to the … More Camp Follower Excerpt : Yorkton
I love all the seasons. But there’s a special thrill walking through Gatineau park and seeing the streams melting in the heat of the high Spring sunlight. A warming of the blood. No matter what your age, spring fever is a real feeling. Soft winter whites and greys will soon become the emerald greens and … More Come on Spring!
Marketing is not my favourite activity. But as a self-published author, there are chores to be done. Readers don’t just wake up one morning and decide to find and buy and read my book – I must make it available for them to find! Most days those marketing chores are tedious : emails, follow-up emails, … More Reasons I Love Writing #2