Post-Thanksgiving and this small town gal is getting ready to work on a few amazing new projects. The spring and summer were kept busy marketing the published short stories of 2018 in various anthologies and online media. Find a list of my current works under Published Works or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can direct... Continue Reading →
Announcing launch of The County Wave by Cressy Lakeside Books – Anthology of short stories by local PEC writers.
Prince Edward County - May 16, 2018 Announcing the launch of The County Wave, a new offering by Cressy Lakeside Books that includes my short story, "Out By The Creek." Launched on May 14, 2018 at Old Town Hall in Picton, this gorgeous anthology was presented to a roomful of people along with author readings from;... Continue Reading →
Who Knew I Would Write Romance?
When ID Press Publishing invited me to submit for their second anthology, Allucinor, and told me it was a romance theme - I panicked. My writing tends to be of the darker side of fiction slanting towards horror or supernatural themes. Romance? In truth, it was a genre I avoid writing about. I'm happier writing... Continue Reading →
Rains of summer
"What's it like living in Prince Edward County?" That is the question friends and family keep asking. "Wet." That is my standard answer. Vastly different from last summer when I would have said, "Hot and yes, we have another fire ban this week because everything is so dry. No fire pit s'mores this year." When... Continue Reading →
Floods of Spring
Our first spring in the country and we were looking forward to seeing the garden start to bloom, grasses turn green and of course, getting the boat out for the year. We were so excited. We got our dock down and started cleaning up our bayside fire pit. Then it rained. And rained. And rained.... Continue Reading →
Fall is busy here in the county, picking the last of the apple harvest, pumpkin patches open up, raking leaves over and over. Homeowners scramble to put away the last of the summer furniture worried snow may hit at any time. Pools are closed and last-minute lawn work is done all in preparation for the... Continue Reading →
The Apple Trail
Sunshine filled days that turn into cool night signifies one thing in this part of Ontario, fall. Along with the nuanced change of the leaves to faded colours of their summer glory, apple season starts. At first it's the Macintosh and early apples, but then the fun begins. Paula Red, HoneyCrisp and Royal Gala being... Continue Reading →
Get Up With The Sun
The weekend before school ended, (Labour Day weekend here in Canada), was party weekend at our new house on the bay. Neighbours from our old suburban neighbourhood came to play and thus we ended up hosting two families. There was pool time followed by BBQ with warm September sunshine. It was dreamlike as we all... Continue Reading →
The Golden Age of Summer
Summer has flown by in The County. We are now two months into county living and with so much to do, visitors flocking to the dazzling shoreline of the Bay of Quinte and our new home, I shoved the remaining boxes into corners and gave into being a tour guide. One wonderful thing about country... Continue Reading →