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

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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

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

A Minute of Time with Deborah Froese

I'm fortunate to be surrounded by super special people. My writing group, The Anita Factor, is ten members of strong, closely knit friendships and I feel privileged to be a part of this group. I thought it might be fun to ask my fellow writers some questions, so developed a new blog theme called "A… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Deborah Froese

My Book

Summer Reading Blast – Book Signing!

  In a prior post I mentioned my writers' group The Anita Factor, well -- I re-posted a post from another member of the group, MaryLou Driedger, I cannot take credit for writing the post. 🙂 Anyway, if you are in the Winnipeg area and would like to meet the members of the Anita Factor… Continue reading Summer Reading Blast – Book Signing!

Artwork, Holidays/Special Occassions, My Book

Seeing Bea in the Roaring 20’s

I attended the Manitoba Book Awards on Saturday night, for the first time. My novel, Empty Cup, was shortlisted in the McNally Robinson Book for Young People, older category. I didn't win, but having my first novel shortlisted is a true honour. I congratulate the winner, Eva Wiseman for her book The World Outside. As… Continue reading Seeing Bea in the Roaring 20’s