Many literary and arts events scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled or postponed. In the meanwhile, I'm busy writing and painting. Looking forward to getting back to public circulation when it's safe to do so.
Stay healthy, everyone!
Breaking news... my YA novel, The Sound of a Rainbow, just won the 2020 Quarantine Edition of the Muskoka Novel Marathon! I'm over the rainbow with excitement! Many thanks to the hard working executive who came up with creative solutions to allow this 19 year traditional event to 'virtually' continue.
January 2021 I'm the featured writer in the Gutsy Great Novelist Writers Studio, sponsored by the great writer and instructor, Joan Dempsey.
December 2020 'The Christmas Angel '- published in CommuterLit, The Ekphrastic Review, The NOTL Local Paper
October 2020 'Moonlight with Tom Thompson' Published by Literary Magazine Agnes and True
October 2020 "The Sound of a Rainbow" Winner - 2020 YA Muskoka Novel Marathon
October 2019 2nd Place - Stratford Festival/Rotary Short Story Contest 'Twelve Stops to Airport'
September 2019 Winner - Best Young Adult Novel Muskoka Novel Marathon 2019 'A Chain of Broken Hearts'
July 2019 Finalist - Canadian Author's Association Poetry Contest (Niagara Branch) 'Baby' Published in The Banister and released October 26th, 2019.
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'