Sunday, July 28, 2013

What's in a name?

There’s been a lot of chatter this week about naming the royal baby. That's prompted me to share a little story my husband told me. Back in 1939, King George and Queen Elizabeth visited Canada by rail. The train went through Orillia, Ontario, where my hubby lived, and being a fanatic train lover, as well as being curious to see the royals, Jack was there. As was customary, the King and Queen came out onto the back of the last rail car to greet the assembled people. When the train stopped, it was oddly quiet, as opposed to the usual cheers. After a few moments of uncomfortable silence, a farmer called out from the back "Hiya King!". King George smiled and said "Hi yourself." Jack never forgot that.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Thank You, Digital Book Review

A shout out to Anthony Wessell, of Digital Book Reviews for featuring one of my most popular books today.

I won't bore you with the recap of Full Circle - you can read that on the E-Books page. I mainly wanted to say 'thanks' to Anthony for supporting independent authors. His site is great for authors and readers alike.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Beautiful British Columbia

Just back from a quick trip to Vancouver Island. Gorgeous sunny weather to highlight the (as usual) outstanding scenery. Spent a couple of nights in Sidney, and the first night Mount Baker was clearly visible in all its ice-cream-sundae splendour.
   Coming back on the ferry, I was struck by how often I include this spectacular area in my books. In Fallen Angel, Laura goes to a rehab on Vancouver Island by ferry, and in the same book, Bradley, the male love interest, travels from the island to the Okanagan Valley by ferry. In Fixing Freddie, Freddie takes Samantha over to Pender Island for lunch and a shopping trip. In Promise Me, there are several scenes on the beaches of the island, and in my latest, Loving From Afar, there's a scene where Cole leaves the island when his father gets sick, and the final scene of the book, on a beach.
   I suppose it would be fair to say I love the Island, and I'm proud to do so. Here are a couple of pictures I took on the way back.