Category Archives: Literacy

Paying Attention to Advice About Writing

Over 30 years, I have written six novels and a memoir. My earliest attempts began when I was attending university. When I look back at these initiations into the world of writing, I see the immature and awkward fumblings of … Continue reading

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Word on the Street

Last Sunday, I attended Word on the Street which moved its location from Queen’s Park to the Harbourfront. The day was gloriously sunny and the lake provided an exotic backdrop so there was excitement bubbling in the air. For the … Continue reading

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Like Pollution, Part 2

I sit at restaurants alone a lot. I enjoy the time to eat a good meal that I didn’t have to prepare, to ruminate about what’s going on in my life, and to be entertained by the antics and conversation … Continue reading

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Word on the Street 2014

For the second year in a row, I rented a booth at Toronto’s Word on the Street festival in order to sell my children’s fantasy novel, More Precious Than Rubies: The Return of the Norse Gods. The morning started unpromisingly … Continue reading

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Garage Sale

    Last weekend, I helped my parents organize a garage sale. I asked if I could include some of my items to be sold and they said yes. One of the items was my children’s fantasy novel, More Precious … Continue reading

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The Predominance of iPhones

Funny how one cannot escape social media these days. I am immersed in using the powers of them right now so maybe it is unwise for me to complain about people being obsessed with iPhones. I have never texted; probably … Continue reading

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Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

Here in Toronto, the Toronto Public Library has launched its #KeepTorontoReading campaign which starts every April and encourages people to read one book in particular. The book chosen this year is Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 which was written in 1953, … Continue reading

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