A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Gabriele Goldstone, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Gabriele Goldstone

I have asked friend, fellow Anita Factor writing group member, and historical fiction author, Gabriele Goldstone, two questions: Do you have a set writing schedule? What is it? I write in the mornings. First I journal...this is my exploring time. Anything is possible. Some of my novel ideas started as journal writing. I give myself up… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Gabriele Goldstone

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A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier, 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 was your favourite book as a teen? As a teen I loved to read Archie Comics; I couldn’t get enough of them. My favourite book for teens (as I was an adult) was "Are You There God? It’s Me,… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Larry Verstraete, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Larry Verstraete

I took a break from blogging, but am working back into my pre-summer routine, and I have Anita Factor members who answered questions for me back in the Spring that I didn't get posted. So, time to catch up! I asked fellow Anita Factor writing group member, Larry Verstraete, the following question: Of all the… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Larry Verstraete

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 Gabriele Goldstone, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Gabriele Goldstone

I have asked friend, fellow Anita Factor writng group member, and historical fiction author, Gabriele Goldstone, two questions: You recently said these beautiful words -- “I love my life since retirement.” What’s the best part? Best part about retirement? Two things…time and energy. When I was working, time was measured, chopped up into little pieces,… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Gabriele Goldstone

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 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

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with Gabriele Goldstone, Conversation Fun, The Anita Factor, writer life

A Minute of Time with Gabriele Goldstone

Gabriele (Gabe) and I have been friends for about six years now. She was a fellow founding member of the Anita Factor writing group. Gabe's commitment to a writing schedule and consistency is something I have long admired. At each Anita Factor meeting, we have time to read from our own writing for critique and… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Gabriele Goldstone

A Minute of Time Series, A Minute of Time with MaryLou Driedger, Conversation Fun, The Anita Factor

A Minute of Time with MaryLou Driedger

Today, I'm introducing you to my friend, MaryLou Driedger. MaryLou is one of the most fascinating women I have ever met and I truly admire her spirit. She has strength in the face of adversity that inspires me, especially with regard to views and rights of women. MaryLou is a member of The Anita Factor… Continue reading A Minute of Time with MaryLou Driedger