I love music. Listen to it daily and always have it playing when I am writing. There isn’t much that I don’t listen to and even if I have preconception that I’m not going to enjoy a certain type, I will give it a chance to see if it…

   Of course, a romance writer would love the Canadian TV series “Heartland”! Heart? You get it, right? 😉         One of my writer buddies told me about this show, and how heartwarming (get it?) it is. A multi-generational, family-friendly comedy-drama, set on a horse ranch in…

  After attending the RARE Edinburgh book signing, my husband and I journeyed north of the city to the tiny town of Auchenblae. During our week visit, we met a man, John, who raises Scottish Coos (Cows). His coos are raised to be shown in competitions, and Ilsa is his…

As a novelist, I have a stunning confession: I didn’t always like to read.  It wasn’t until late middle school, when I was reading Stephen King’s IT, that I finished more pages for school than I was supposed to – and it wasn’t because I enjoyed it, either. It was…

For LGBTQIA+ people, representation in media is constantly expanding. I hesitate to use the words “forward” or “come a long way” – because there’s no such thing as “forward” and “backward” when queer, trans, and other ways of being outside the colonial “norm” have existed forever. It’s more of a…