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April 2020

What are you watching during the pandemic? Read my latest post to see what rabbit holes I’m falling down as I embrace the isolation.

July 2019

Part Four of Where We Find Books – or Where They Find Us.

I fell in love with the bookstores of Cartagena, Colombia this spring. Have a look at some of my discoveries.

September 2018

Part Three of Where We Find Books – or Where They Find Us. Take a look at my blog to see beautiful little Bequia Bookstore on one of the Grenadine islands off St .Vincent in the West Indies.

May 2018

Part Two of Where We Find Books – or Where They Find Us. Check out my latest blog post and join me in Skopje, Macedonia, for a surprising look at one of the city’s book offerings.

April 2018

Finding books while “on the road”… a new blog post about the unexpected places books have found me (Part One!) as I continue my exploration of the world.

July 2017

Is it nature or nurture that creates the love of travel? In my latest post, “Catching the Travel Bug”, I write about my own metamorphosis in evolving from home-grown prairie girl to obsessive traveller.

May 2017

New blog post, with my theme of “changing the world – one outfit at a time!” Witness my stab at writing the fashion column for my high school newspaper, Scope.

March 2017

Check out my latest blog post: “Testing the Future Waters” to witness my first attempt at writing a novel at age thirteen!

January 2017

First blog post of 2017: “The Elusive Fifteen Minutes” – a look back at the circumstances surrounding my first published story, at age ten. Funny what you uncover when you clean out a closet…

December 2016

I’ve been stumbling around with endless scenes, dialogues, and images for the novel-in-progress; none of them will sit still long enough for me to make the connections.  On the days it all gets too much – when there’s no alternative but to leave the writing and pick up a book for inspiration – I take comfort in a quote by Samuel Johnson: “The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading; in order to write, one will turn over half a library to make one book.”

October, 2016

I love short stories – to write and to read. I’ve raced through three collections recently: Archangel, by Andrea Barrett (one of her former collections is the wonderful Ship Fever); Thunderstruck, by Elizabeth McCracken, and Music for Wartime, by Rebecca Makkai. Very different themes, and all dazzling in their brilliance.