A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Christina Albig, Conversation Fun, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Christina Albig

I asked long time Anita Factor member, Christina, the following two questions: I’m aware of many of your artistic outlets: writing, reading, painting, drawing, baking, crafting, home décor... Which is your favourite and why? My favourite artistic outlet would be drawing/painting. It’s very satisfying to start with nothing and create something beautiful. Finished reading anything… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Christina Albig

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A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Melinda Friesen, Conversation Fun, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Melinda Friesen

Meet wonderful author, friend, and fellow Anita Factor member, Melinda Friesen. Melinda is one of the most deadline dedicated people that I’ve ever met. She consistently sets goals for herself and meets them which is truly inspiring. And I need to mention – she’s the plot queen! A true gift to think of plot solutions […]

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Deborah Froese, Conversation Fun, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Deborah Froese

I asked children's author, editor, fellow Anita Factor member, and friend, Deborah Froese, what book she's finished reading lately and would she recommend it? I recently completed Middlemarch, a novel set in late 19th century England. It wasn't an easy read—the English of that time almost feels like a different language—but it fascinated me. Through a cast… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Deborah Froese

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier, Conversation Fun, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier

I have asked friend, author, and fellow Anita Factory member, Pat, the following two questions: What inspires you? Watching people giving their utmost to make a difference in others’ lives. The weekend Free Press highlighted Grant Park high school students, living with cognitive and physical disabilities, preparing for their January performance, The Little Mermaid. These… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Larry Verstraete, Conversation Fun, writer life

A Minute of Time with Larry Verstraete

This time around I asked fellow Anita Factor writing group member, Larry, the following two questions: What inspired you to write your first book? I was enrolled in a correspondence writing course at the time.  For our third assignment, we were asked to write an article for a children’s magazine.  I figured lightning would be… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Larry Verstraete

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Christina Albig, Conversation Fun, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Christina Albig

Diving right in to getting to know my fellow Anitas (& Anito!) better, I asked long time Anita Factor member, Christina, the following two questions: You're a new addition to a box of crayons. What colour would you be and why? [I would be] a deep tomato red. I love the intensity and vibrancy of… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Christina Albig

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Melinda Friesen, Conversation Fun, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Melinda Friesen

Meet wonderful author, friend, and fellow Anita Factor member, Melinda Friesen. Melinda is one of the most deadline dedicated people that I've ever met. She consistently sets goals for herself and meets them which is truly inspiring. And I need to mention - she's the plot queen! A true gift to think of plot solutions… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Melinda Friesen

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Jodi Carmichael, Conversation Fun, Stories, The Anita Factor, Uncategorized, writer life

A Minute of Time with Jodi Carmichael

Award-winning author, Jodi Carmichael, is a fellow founding member of the Anita Factor writing group. She was the first of our group (with the members at the time) to be published with her middle grade novel, Spaghetti is Not a Finger Food (and other life lessons). We were all so excited for her! Jodi is… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Jodi Carmichael

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Christina Albig, Conversation Fun, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Christina Albig

Christina and I have known each other a long time. We were both members of the Vast Imaginations writing group, prior to the formation of the Anita Factor. Christina is one of the most creative people I know, not only does she have excellent story ideas, but she's creative in everything in her life -… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Christina Albig

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier

Pat is a fellow founding member of the Anita Factor writing group. Since we've met, she has retired from a teaching career, but her passion for children and learning is evident in her retired life. Pat is non-stop go - her energy is inspiring! Being one of the most positive people I know, with Pat,… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier