Twas the week before Christmas & a dark and storm night

Twas the week before Christmas & a dark and storm night

Well, okay, it was the week before the week before Christmas. But honestly, it was a dark and stormy night. As in, hurricane force winds. I was holed up in my cabin on a small island trying to finish my novel. Rain and wind whipped around me, making me wonder when a...
Calling all young Canadian writers & poets

Calling all young Canadian writers & poets

Calling young Canadian writers and poets! Announcing the Book Week 2015 WRITING CONTEST for Kids & TeensDo you love to write? Young writers from across Canada are invited to submit their stories and/or poems to the *Book Week 2015 Writing Contest for Kids &...
Beautiful whitewater kayaking

Beautiful whitewater kayaking

In twenty-five years of whitewater kayaking, I’ve seen and paddled many rivers, and enjoyed many films of whitewater kayaking. But this series takes my breath away. It’s what I can only call “beautiful...
First snow

First snow

The only thing more fun than the season’s first snow, is having a kitten who has never seen it before. First she ventured out and stopped dead in her tracks. Then she gingerly ventured onward to stick her face in a plant pot that normally has water. She emerged with a...
Wake’s Edge: The Story Behind It

Wake’s Edge: The Story Behind It

[The eighth in my stories-behind-writing-the-books, which I offer intermittently here on my blog.] Since the Take It to the Xtreme series got launched, 15-year-old best friends Jake and Peter have survived whitewater rapids, an avalanche, a forest fire, movie...