Friday Five – things I love about summer

  1. The beach.
  2. The beach.
  3. The beach.
  4. The beach.
  5. The beach.

Seriously, if you lived here, you’d list that five times too. Here are some photos to prove my point.

Photo by John Porier
Photo by John Porier
by Victor Anthony
by Victor Anthony

Other writers have decided to join me posting their lists of five on Fridays. Check out Alexa Barry’s Friday Five. If you are doing your own Friday Five, feel free to leave a link in the comments.

Friday 5 – Quotes I Love

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Heed the small still voice that so seldom leads us wrong and never into folly. – Mm. du Dessard

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. – Barry LePatner

Silence is more musical than any song. – Christina Rosseth

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art, like sex, is too important to leave to the professionals. – Eric Booth The Everyday Work of Art

Other writers have decided to join me posting their lists of five on Fridays. Check out Alexa Barry’s Friday Five. If you are doing your own Friday Five, feel free to leave a link in the comments.

Friday Five – Things I love about spring…

  1. Daffodil 2014 Daffodils, of course (yes, I know they’re gone for the year already, but they always say spring to me!
  2. Uncovering my lounge chair and reading in the weak, but warm sunshine.
  3. There are quite a few people in my life with spring birthdays which leads to cake.
  4. Asparagus.
  5. The farmer’s market begins!

Other writers have decided to join me posting their lists of five on Fridays. Check out Alexa Barry’s Friday Five. If you are doing your own Friday Five, feel free to leave a link in the comments.

 

News Flash

happy-new-year-2011-clip-artI’m excited to report that I’ve been invited back (or my alter-ego has) to Vancouver Public Library‘s Kids Bookcamp in August. I’ll be one of the workshop leaders for teens this time. I went a few years ago and it was great fun. One of the best parts is that I get to spend a week with the wonderful and lovely Eileen Cook.

In other news…I’ve sold a new Middle Grade novel to Second Story Press. Read all about it here.

What’s your news this week?

Welcome To My New Website

Speed of Life jkt Hi ResHi Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by. I’m very excited to be launching my new site and I hope you’ll come back to check out the fun I plan to have here. I’ll be starting out each week with a writing prompt, just to get the juices flowing. You can participate either by playing at home alone, or leaving a short story in the comments. There will be more info on that next Monday.

And on Wednesdays, it’ll be time for the news. I’ll include anything exciting happening with my new book, Speed of Life, but also news about my other friends and their books and appearances.

I’m planning to wrap up the week with a Friday Five post. Each week, I’ll share five things…you know, important stuff, like my five favourite Friday snacks, or five reads you don’t want to miss. Sometimes I’ll be asking five questions of other authors, too so you can learn all their secrets!

That’s it for now, but thank you for being part of my website launch. I’m glad you’re here!