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March 28, 2018

In the spring of 2016, I was cruising around Duotrope, that fabulous online repository of literary publishing information, when I found a "newbie" listing for Chroma Magazine. Headquartered in the UK, they were in the start-up phase for an online and print, multi-media...

September 8, 2017

This was such an exciting honor! There I am, 4th photo from right on the bottom. My entry: "The Plunge." It's the first chapter of my memoir, (also titled The Plunge) which is currently in progress. Thank you, CBC Books! If you get a chance to read the 5 finalist'...

August 6, 2017

New writers want to tell their stories. All their stories and all at once. Those were the seeds I planted in what was to be my first memoir called Infallible. They sprouted and grew some interest. One of the chapters found publication. But in the end, the only thing to...

March 13, 2017

There are many stories in the editing world of friendships between editor and writer. Perhaps the most well known are chronicled in Editor of Genius. Max Perkins had intensely intimate connections to some of the greatest writers of the early 20th century, as also explo...

September 9, 2016

Several months ago I was introduced to a woman with both a busy life and a realistic view of her writing abilities. She's simply not going to make the time to learn the craft so she can adequately write the memoir that needs to be written. There are many passionate int...

August 15, 2016

Now that I have three clients and a great testimonial, I'm happy to announce the editing page of this website. 

Editing is a skill I've been honing longer than I've been writing. After a couple of decades in interior design, I became that scary senior project manag...

March 26, 2016

 

Yesterday marked 2 months since I sent out my memoir to the agents I mentioned in my last posting. Two months is a long time to wait. With one of them, the suspense was over a couple of weeks ago. Their response was more generous in it’s appraisal and details than I i...

January 25, 2016

Earlier this month, I emailed both agents who requested my work and told them they'd have it today. Trained to meet deadlines early in life, this now motivates my writing. 

 

The graphic bio was created to show a possible cover and also hide the lack of content. Tha...

October 25, 2015

I'd heard the Surrey International Writers' Conference was fun but I had no real idea what I was getting into until I read the schedule and wondered how I could be in three places at the same time. 

 

This photo is Steven Galloway, Chair of the Creative Writing...

September 19, 2015

The audio recording of one of my stories is posted at the top my Non-fiction Stories page. It's been read in public to appreciative audiences but has not yet been submitted for publication. It's called Ace.

 

Vancouver's public library in the downtown core is one re...

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