A Little Perspective

As I go through the blogs of yore I find stories that I'm glad I wrote. They dial me into the moment like a tuner on a radio, giving me clarity to memories I thought I left behind. Below is one of those memories. What was going on On Saturday Dave and I were in... Continue Reading →

Easy is Empty

Nothing good is easy.Shonda Rhimes, Year of Yes Reminder #1: the mountains Canada Day 2016, I wanted to get to the Ink Pots at Johnston Canyon. Despite my super relaxed photo below, it was a ton of work. I was sweaty, hot and tired. Why did I do it? Because it seems these journeys are... Continue Reading →

Yay Dave!

David Gane brings so many things to the table that I do not. David and I had a collaborative blog a while back. It was the Counios and Gane blog. Then Dave streamlined our website and we created a newsletter and have a Shopify store for our books here. Somewhere in there, the blog was... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday to Blogging

It's been one year since I began officially blogging on my own. Serendipity In a separate post I will be talking about how Dave managed to get all my old posts back into my sticky little digital fingers and it seems so fitting that it is on the anniversary of this WordPress blog. It's been... Continue Reading →

Getting to Know the Author

My students were cutting up old magazines for an art project. I was day dreaming about the other job in the lull of the quiet work. I found a loose page in a magazine where James Corden answered the following questions. Made me think about my answers. And, well, here they are: Best Pinch Me... Continue Reading →

A Conversation with a YA Reader

I recently got a notification on Pinterest that someone wanted to send me a message. I didn't make any connections to the name so out of curiosity I accepted. It turns out it was my cousin's daughter in Greece. She's in Grade 10. Below is the conversation we had about the Shepherd and Wolfe series... Continue Reading →

Books I Loved in 2020

The Book Fairies is an organization started by Hollywood actress Emma Watson. A few years ago she launched an international project that would see more than 1000 books left in public spaces for people to enjoy. The Book Fairies started in London, England with the Books on the Underground project but has now spread around... Continue Reading →

Harvest Time

The Fruits of Our Labour The bounty of the harvest is happening right now. Farmers are almost done combining their fields, and my gardening friends and family have gathered the last of  their vegetables from the land. I’ve been gifted many fresh veggies, and it’s one of my favourite things about autumn. I’m grateful for... Continue Reading →

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