Tag Archives: Writing

Puppy Love

I just did a bit of a video blog about the off-shoot from when I wanted to be a writer, to when I knew I could be a writer (two different things). I know, I’m blogging like crazy now. Video. Writing. It might be overkill. But I wanted to talk about poetry for a moment, […]

Posted in Blog | Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

When it Feels Like Work…

I don’t do a lot of writing tips stuff. But, here we go. As much as we love to write, and in this instance by “we” I mean “I” (but this goes for any writer), sometimes writing feels like work. I think this is true of any passion that we have. It’s because if we’re […]

Posted in Blog | Also tagged , , , | Comments closed

Deconstructing Alice

Really excited about this: on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at my favourite bookstore, McNally Robinson, I’ll be in conversation with the amazing writer & editor Warren Cariou, and one of my favourite journalists, Joanne Kelly, talking about The Evolution of Alice, my first novel, and how it all came to be.

Posted in Blog | Also tagged , , , , | Comments closed

Here comes 2016, there goes 2015.

New Year’s Resolution: write more blog posts. I say that a lot. So, I think it’s reasonable to endeavour to write one per month. That’s what I’m going to shoot for. The whole resolution thing is funny to me, although I do take part in it, so I don’t have enough of an issue with […]

Posted in Blog | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

A Good Year for The Evolution of Alice

Hello all, It’s been a long time since my last post. No excuse. I’ll be better at this. But now seems like a good time to do an update, because there’ve been some amazing things happening for “The Evolution of Alice.” Earlier this year, at the Manitoba Book Awards, after being nominated for four awards, […]

Posted in Blog | Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

“Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story” is here!

Well, after a lot of hard work, and not just by me but the entire team, including my man Scott B. Henderson, Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story¬†launched on June 2, 2015 at McNally Robinson Booksellers (which is the best bookstore in the world). I was honoured to have my friends, Rosanna Deerchild and Katherena […]

Posted in Blog | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Dust to Dust

Last week I attended an event called “Wine & Words,” an annual event that supports Theatre By The River. For the last three years, I’ve been asked to submit a new piece of writing as one of the event’s featured writers. The last two years I submitted excerpts from “The Evolution of Alice,” my first […]

Posted in Blog | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

A Great Night at the Manitoba Book Awards!

The last time I attended the Manitoba Book Awards, in 2013 at the West End Cultural Centre, I’d been nominated for three awards, including Best Book for Young People. It was a fantastic experience. And I learned that the cliches associated with awards ceremonies were true. It¬†was just an honour to get nominated, for example. […]

Posted in Blog | Also tagged , , | Comments closed
  • media
  • videocasts
  • workshops