This is a new poem that I wrote after all the events and fallout of Covid had taken its toll one day last week. I realized that I had an opportunity to speak for every person who battles chronic illnesses and/or disability. The words flowed out into a raw, emotional poem. I put it all … Continue reading Collateral Damage
Photo from Unsplash After writing a number of multi-part stories for Coffee House Writers, I have decided to write true short stories again. Today my new short story has been published. I started off writing short stories of various lengths. It is a challenge to begin and end a story within the 2,000 word requirement. … Continue reading The Music Box
Arrived December 29, 2020 I am over the moon! My copies of the Coffee Writers 2 Volume Anthology arrived yesterday. It seemed surreal to hold them in my hands after a year of writing, submitting, working with numerous editors and a final proofread before it was sent to the printers. I am actually holding real … Continue reading My Copy of the Anthologies Arrived!
Personal picture taken in Cathedral Grove Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada on March 30/12 What are the ramifications of the judge's ruling?Is the battle over or just this skirmish?How will Aileen make use of her farm, since she's not a farmer? These are some of the questions that are answered, in this final instalment … Continue reading The Final Chapter of Aileen’s Journey
Today is a very exciting day! The second volume in the Coffee House Writers Anthology was released today. This is the volume of fiction: a great collection of many different genres. I have two stories featured in Volume 2 and I am thrilled to say one of them is the prologue to the novel I … Continue reading Coffee House Writers Anthology Book 2: Fiction Released Today!
The first volume of Coffee House Writers 2020 Anthology was released yesterday, Dec. 8, 2020. This Anthology features poetry and nonfiction, submitted by twenty four plus authors - all regular contributors on the CHW online publishing platform, which does resemble a magazine. This is a vibrant community of writers dedicated to the pursuit of writing … Continue reading CHW Anthology, Volume 1: NonFiction And Poetry Is Available Now!
Courtesy Coffee House Writers Available soon! Coffee House Writers is releasing two anthologies! With over one hundred pieces total, there is something for everyone in these collections. Paperbacks of both will be available internationally on the two release days as well! Volume 1: Poetry & Nonfiction releases December 8. Pre-order digital copies here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08N2Y4ZHDGoodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55877282-coffee-house-writers-2020-anthology Volume 2: … Continue reading The Countdown Begins!
Photo by Aaron Doucett on Unsplash This poem was inspired by a little visitorthat appeared outside my office window. It's my way of capturing the beauty ofnature and stories that play out every dayif you have the eyes to see them. Read more...
Photo by Eilis Garvey on Unsplash What is Taylor up to? Will Aileen lose the farm and her family heritage?As the battle lines are drawn, does she have the courage to fight?These are some of the questions that are answered, at least in part, in this new instalment of Deep Roots. Read more...
Photo by Cristina Gottardi on Unsplash Autumn colours in many huesorange and red resemble fire,while brown and gold pay their duesa vibrant dance that must inspire. Orange and red resemble fireliving leaves reflect the light,a vibrant dance that must inspireresonant songs on waves of sight.Read more...