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No Escape – Approaching the Finish Line

It's been awhile since I've given my little blog some love and attention, but the radio silence is for a good reason, I swear! I am THIS close to finishing No Escape (Book Two in the Book of Eve's Series). The current plan is to send it off for a final copy edit towards the middle of the month. So, ...

Adapt and Overcome

From the age of 12 to 18, my sisters and I were involved with a Canadian youth program called, Air Cadets. It's a non-profit organization that promotes citizenship, leadership, effective speaking, volunteer opportunities and so much more. I loved it, not only for the sense of belonging it gave me but ...

Casa Loma – Places as Characters

Lately, I've been really interested in checking out local historical sites for inspiration (if you couldn't tell from my latest posts). Since I hadn't been to Casa Loma in years, I figured I was overdue for another visit. I brought my Dad along with me, mostly for the company, but also because he ...

It’s Time

Oh boy. I've been waiting with bated breath to make this announcement. Now that the moment is here, I'm finding it difficult to find the words. So let's rip this bandaid right off: I quit my job so that I can dedicate more time to writing. There is a plan that comes with this announcement (as ...

Every Word Counts

I've been quiet this summer for many reasons. While there were days of work, and travel, family and friends, the main reason lies with the fact that I needed time to think. Every time I tried to work on a chapter of my novel, or picked up a pen, my writing was stale. It was frustrating to say the ...

The Elgin and Winter Garden

When I found out that Toronto is host to the only two remaining Edwardian theatres in the world, I knew I had to sign up for a backstage tour. Opened in 1913, the Elgin theatre played host to some of the greatest vaudeville acts in North America. The Winter Garden theatre, built seven stories ...

A Start to Summer Update

Summer has finally arrived (at least it feels like it has in my neck of the woods)! The frustration and stress I felt during most of this year has faded away, leaving me feeling pretty darn good about the progress I've made on No Escape. Remember all that trouble I was having fleshing out a new ...