'The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inner significance.' Aristotle
July 2019 Shortlisted (Finalist) Eden Mills Writers Festival - Literary Contest Non-FIction 'Just a Cuppa Coffee'
June 2019 WINNER - 1st Place South Simcoe Arts Festival Adult Short Story Contest 'Moonlight with Tom Thomson' was judged by Brian Henry.
WINNER - Phyllis Smallman Award for Great Writing South Simcoe Arts Festival 2019
May 2019 Shortlisted (Finalist) 2019 NOWW International Writing Contest in the Creative Non-Fictioncategory. My story, 'Just A Cuppa Coffee' was judged by author M.G. Vassanji.
September 2018 Winner - Eden Mills Writers Festival - Fringe Festival 'Fairy Castle in the West'
August 2018 Shortlisted - CAA Banister Poetry Contest
The hillside crowd gathered to hear author readings.
Eden Mills Writers Festival. Winner - Fringe Festival 'Fairy Castle in the West'
Eden Mills Writers Festival - September 9
I was the Fringe Festival winner with 'Fairy Castle in the West' at the EMWF on September 9, 2018. 'Fairy Castle' is chapter 8 in Caught Between the Walls
Check it out at www.emwf.ca
The Muskoka Novel Marathon in Huntsville July 12 - 15 72 hours to write a novel! Can I do it? Gonna try... This is a fundraiser for the Muskoka YMCA Literacy initiatives program. I need your help! Please go to www.muskokanovelmarathon.com. You can support me by clicking on Writers or Donations and pledge $ towards my efforts. This is a very worthy cause, and the winning novel will be sent to a Canadian Publisher for consideration.
The Paintings and Art Shows
'The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.' Picasso