September 2021

Get to know an author: Barry Finlay

The series on independent authors continues with this fellow Ottawa author. I met him some years ago at a book fair in Ottawa, and now we are both members of the Ottawa Independent Writers group. Born and raised in Manitoba, he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal for his fundraising efforts to help […]

Why I write

This is a question that writers get a lot, right up there with “Where do you get your ideas from?”  Both questions have the same answer: I write because I think of new stories all the time. The ideas just come to me. What’s going on in the world around me sparks many stories, but […]

Thanks for your support

Together, we crushed it!  Through August, I joined thousands of cyclists across Canada in the Great Cycle Challenge Canada. We biked to raise money for the Hospital for Sick Children’s campaign for research into improved treatments and cures for children’s cancers.  I originally planned to cycle 200 km, and raise $500. Well, I was getting close to […]

Sunday sample: Activist

Enjoy this excerpt for the long weekend, from Torn Roots Hawaiian Storm Mystery #1 Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Rowan paused her tirade to let the members behind her take up a chant. “Maui shores for Maui! We don’t want offshore cash. Maui shores for Maui! We don’t need offshore land grabbers.” A good crowd had gathered. […]