A Good Place to Start

A Good Place to Start

The old covered bridge, built in 1833, was becoming dilapidated in this 1910 photo Years ago when I was trying to take my writing “hobby” (personally, I never thought of it as that) to the next level, I began to write a number of articles for the local...
My Review of Ringing the Changes, by Mazo de la Roche

My Review of Ringing the Changes, by Mazo de la Roche

I recently wrote a review of the new edition of Canadian writer Mazo de la Roche’s autobiography for the publisher, Dundurn Press. They ran it on their blog earlier this month. I first started reading de la Roche’s Jalna series after taking The Whiteoaks...
Kissing Cousins?

Kissing Cousins?

Could Molly Brant Be Related to Pauline Johnson? Emily Pauline Johnson 1861-1913 During the Q & A session at a recent presentation on Molly Brant: Mohawk Loyalist and Diplomat, someone in the audience asked if Molly Brant was related to the native poet, Pauline...
Q & A for Molly Brant

Q & A for Molly Brant

Earlier this year I was asked to reply to a few questions about my new book, Molly Brant: Mohawk Loyalist and Diplomat. Here are those questions and my answers. What is your book about? MollyBrant: Mohawk Loyalist and Diplomat is the story of a Native girl, born in...
An early Summer

An early Summer

The month of June is almost over. We’ve been living at our cottage for the past four weeks while renovations are taking place at home. I feel a little out of touch; the calendars in the house are still turned to May. With no internet connection at the lake,...
The Scariest Person in My Childhood

The Scariest Person in My Childhood

Who was it? That was the question the writing prompt asked, suggesting I write one page. I didn’t have to think about it for long. The scariest person I can remember was actually two persons. Taken at our house along the Richelieu. Myself, my younger sister, and...