Patchwork Stories Make a Life

A writing friend of mine wrote a lovely blog about how her family connections were often wrought through handcrafts full of painful yet loving stitches. Then Gwen Tuinman linked those moments to her writing. Beautiful, I thought, and wrote a comment. From that exchange between friends comes the idea for this post. How fitting to […]

I Love My Computer, But What’s It Doing to Our Personal Histories?

This week I had one of my very good friends and my favorite pre-reader for my novelsĀ  pose a question in one of her emails to me. She talked about the treasures from her rich rural Quebec past, both physical and storied, which are in danger of being lost to younger generations. She said, “first, […]

How My Workspace Fuels My Fires: 12 Points, With Pictures

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot Every morning I put my glass of water on a stone coaster imprinted with Eliot’s quote. This coaster has been a talisman for me for over eight years and each time I read it, I’m refreshed and ready to push on with my writing.