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It was October. Sammy had been with us for over three months. He didn’t go for his breakfast like a starving refugee the day after the party, afraid that at any moment some one would come and steal his food. Maybe because all of the people and confusion made him feel a little spooked from…

Book Reading!

October 13, 2020 | News | No Comments


This is a pic of my new mug from Kavaccino's, a sweet little cafe in Lacombe. They are hosting a reading night for local writers sometime this month and since Jake Knight and The Tale of Vindicatum just happens to have a ghost... I will be reading excerpts from my book! How cool is that?…

Update on Publishing Process

October 12, 2020 | News | No Comments


This is the front and back cover of my upcoming book. I think the Book Designer from Miriam Laundry Books did an amazing job, eh? It's getting very exciting now! I just sent off the manuscript to her to format into the book and I feel like I've given away my baby! I can't fiddle…

Sammy Story 16: People!

October 8, 2020 | Sammy Stories | 1 Comment


Sammy meets his first visitors.This dog will never cease to amaze me. Our good friends, Tom and Deb came over for a visit. They sat at the high table on our deck with us, along with Sammy. This scared, cringing little canine who flinches at every unknown sound, actually came up to Tom and sniffed…

Final Head shot choice

October 7, 2020 | News | 1 Comment


I had such an amazing response from friends, family and fans when I asked which head shot should go on the back cover of Jake Knight and The Tale of Vindicatum. Most of you picked this one. Thanks for your input! The picture will be cropped from the bottom, but when I tried to upload…

More book stuff

October 3, 2020 | News | No Comments


Things are moving forward with the book! I am busy getting the elements I need to send to my book designer, John. He's the guy who puts all the parts together. I've written my author biography page, which will be on the last page or two, plus the Book description and the shorter author blurb…

Book update.

September 21, 2020 | News | 4 Comments


So, my trusty editor has thankfully not sent my manuscript back with more changes to make. We will be going ahead with the changes I have already done. (Whew!) Right now, she is doing a final copy-edit. That means the grammar, spelling and punctuation. You know–all the fun stuff. When it comes back to me…

Manuscript Final Edit

September 8, 2020 | News | 1 Comment

Last Tuesday, I finally decided that I had had enough of tweaking my manuscript before handing it in to Sharon for the final edit. It has been very difficult to get to work on it since we have literally been on holidays off and on since July. Don't get me wrong, I have loved spending…

Sammy Story 15: The Walk

September 8, 2020 | Sammy Stories | 1 Comment


Theo and I decided to take Sammy for a walk around the pond. According to Sammy, walks have a definite script for how they ought to be conducted. First, you show him the leash; preferably when he is in his safe basket. Notice the look on his face. It is easy to read his mind:I…