My Books For Your Reading Pleasure

My Books For Your Reading Pleasure
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012


It is my joy to announce the arrival of a handsome new member into our family.

Welcome Kiki!

Kiki is a most well-behaved five year old who has made himself right at home.

No dog will ever replace our Dudley
but somehow we feel
that Dudley would approve Kiki's arrival into our home.

Welcome Kiki!

Just a Sliver -- a short story

Today if you venture to    you will see one of my short stories titled Just a Sliver published there.

I hope you will enjoy the read.

And if you take the time to explore the Chapter and Verse website you will see that I have had other short stories published there in the past.

Many thanks to Chapter and Verse for their continued encouragement and support. 

And, although I haven't sent any stories their way lately, you will also find some of my short stories published on-line at   

I love writing short stories.   I have stories published in Wynterblue Publishing Canada's anthologies titled Confab 2, 3, 4 and this summer nine more stories will be published in Wynterblue's Confab 5

And, of course, I still have a few copies of my anthology of short stories titled The Silent Star plus a Dozen.   To purchase your copy I am just an email away.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

I'm spending as much of this dry, hot summer as possible in my cool basement where I am currently working on what I hope is the final re-write of chapter twelve of  my third novel titled
Ellen and The Hummingtree.  
There will be 17 chapters in total and I promise you an enjoyable read.

Ellen and The Hummingtree is a story about Ellen; a woman of faith who talks to God through a yellow quartz rock as she sits on her garden bench beneath the Lilac Hummingtree.
Ellen allows us glimpses into her unique life; glimpses of her childhood years; glimpses of her journey through the joys and challenges of life as a vibrant young woman; more glimpses of Ellen as an older woman who tries to make some sense of it all, and glimpses of Ellen, the old woman, who does her best to remember everyone and everything
and who sometimes has great difficulty remembering anything.

Ellen is likeable.  Ellen is authentic. Ellen is unique.

Cover design and amazing illustrations throughout the novel are
by Susan Ruby K.
Check out her website at

And to learn more about Ellen and The Hummingtree check out my website.

The Elliot Lake launch of Ellen and The Hummingtree is planned for the fall of 2012

 in plenty of time for Christmas gift-giving.

Ellen will also be made available as a Kindle Book by Wynterblue Publishing Canada

My first two novels Sara, a Canadian Saga and Reawakening
are both currently available in paperback (email me for your copy)

and as on-line Kindle Books published by Wynterblue Publishing Canada
and available through

For those of you who enjoy reading short stories I'm happy to tell you
that I still have a very few copies of my anthology titled
The Silent Star plus a Dozen
available for sale. 
I'm just an email away.  Contact me if you want to buy a copy.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Writing-wise - an exciting week .........

This has been a very exciting week for me writing-wise.  Lots of good things happening.

First of all, I am happy to tell you that my publisher, Wynterblue Publishing Canada, informed me today that my second novel titled Reawakening is now available as an E-book through

This is my second book to be published on, the first being Sara, a Canadian Saga

For those of you who, like me, prefer the paperback novel in hand I want you to know that I do have some copies of each of these books on hand.  Just email me to place your order.

More good news is that my short story submission in the Wynterblue WynLit 24 writing competition last month titled No Stone Unturned took first place in the competition.

And even more exciting news is that nine of my short stories have been selected by Wynterblue Pubishing Canada to be included in an anthology titled Confab 5.    This anthology will be published on line soon at   I will post on this site when the book is available for your purchase.

My nine stories are titled Weaving Alice; Shattered & Beaten; The Second Self; Dying to be Popular; I Need you to Remember Me; Andrew's Achievement; Cabin Fever; Daniel's Destiny and Destiny.

These stories will be sharing the pages with several talents authors.  They will be in good company.

Special thanks to Maggie Kirton, Executive Director of Wynterblue Publishing Canada for her continuing encouragement and support to northern writers including yours truly.

Just a reminder that I do still have a few copies of my two novels, Sara, a Canadian Saga  and Reawakening plus my first anthology titled The Silent Star plus a Dozen  available in paperback format.  To purchase your copy please email me

I am continuing to work on my third novel.  Its working title has been "Ellen and The Hummingtree"Now that I am on my final re-write the new title is simply The Hummingtree.  Artist, Susan Krupp of Yuneek Pix will be doing the cover design and she has already completed the more than 16 amazing illustrations which will be found throughout the book.

Its Elliot Lake paperback launch will be taking place late fall or early winter, 2012, in plenty of time for Christmas gift giving.

The Hummingtree will also be made available  by Wynterblue Publishing Canada to readers as an E-book through

And to all of my blog readers, I'm blessed to have you as part of my books'  fan base.  Thank you for your continued support and encouragement.  :-)