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‘Breaking Clean’ by Judy Blunt

A friend loaned me the book, Breaking Clean, by Judy Blunt. He thought I’d enjoy it as it’s set in north-eastern Montana where my family has lived for generations. I’m only a few chapters in, but the book resonates with me. There are stories about the hard life of generations, the wind that never stops, the […]

Ghost Roads is Available

Lisa is proud to announce the release of Ghost Roads. Lisa has been working on Ghost Roads for several years now.  Most recently she has gone through several edits and cover art revisions.  Ghost Roads is a prequel to The Memory Keeper, which was published October 2011. “Five years after the suspicious death of her […]

Markers of Age

What are the little realities in life that make you suddenly pause and think ‘how can this be?’ (with a slightly panicked tone of voice)? What little clues rear up and bite you in the rear when you’re not looking, that make you whip around in shock, thinking, rather hysterically, ‘hey now!’? Let’s list them, […]

Remembering War

The anniversary of the end of the Vietnam war today. I remember that ending. Sadly, I saw this anniversary mentioned in few places in the internet world/news. NPR had a story about visiting the memorial wall, which I have also seen. But other than that the internet seems to be full of the usual celebrity […]

A Home For Lace

Back in the 1980s I took a class for bobbin lace because it was a dying art and I thought it should be preserved. Unfortunately there weren’t enough people to keep the Lacemaker shop open and it closed before I moved much beyond the raw beginner stage. And then between moves and life changes, the […]

The Art of Storytelling

Not too long ago I edited a children’s story called Tallulah’s Flying Adventure, written by Gloria Two-Feathers. I was impressed enough that I asked if I could interview her. I have no doubt that this story will be published and will be the beginning of great things for this author. She says below that she […]

Emily Carr’s Forest

A snowy afternoon and moments ago I wrote the last sentence in the first draft of book three. I will need to start revising soon, and I want to do so with Emily Carr’s words before me. A friend recently loaned me her complete works. It seems she is famous, especially in Canada, for not […]