Bella Coola

It’s been several years now since I wrote in my writer’s blog. This first blog is to set an intention, to return to the dream that has been derailed for many years now. I am taking part in this year’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and due to a change of rules, I am using it to finish the novel that I started during my first successful NaNo in 2008: Bella Coola. Writing is for me, both splendid and not … Read More

Upcoming Readings

I’m grateful for opportunities to read my work, and the courage I realize when I grasp those opportunities. I am a writer first and speaker second – although all writing is a form of speech, passed silently from one soul to another. Before a reading, I feel nervous. Upon beginning, I find the words transport me to another place, as is my intention. My sense of self, always fluid, takes on elements of the characters I create. Writing is a … Read More

Raven flew in

A friend of mine is fond of the saying: “The only permanent thing is change.” That maxim has been true of my life recently, and will be for some time to come, I am certain. Words have circulated in my head. I have planned journal entries that flow seamlessly while I am measuring the streets of the neighbourhood with my feet. Yet, when I sit down to write, the words are censored: they choke, and somehow I do not make … Read More