Rain

Living on Vancouver Island or the ‘Wet Coast’ as I do, it’s no surprise that rain features in my stories.  People who read my upcoming books are going to notice a common thread – a lot of bad weather.  A critique group partner once said, shivering, “Gawd, can you write rain.  I feel like I’m… Continue reading Rain

Creative, tough, tenacious – Freya Stark

Freya Stark

Zest for life I might never have learned about Freya but for a book sale where I stumbled on her autobiography, Traveller’s Prelude 1893-1927.  It’s an astonishing document of her experiences up to her mid thirties. Freya Stark had a fascinating life. She was an explorer and wrote more than two dozen travel books about… Continue reading Creative, tough, tenacious – Freya Stark

Amnesia etc.

Amnesia is a favourite story trope in books, movies and TV.  It has stood the test of time – there were even silent movies about memory loss! The theme has stayed popular. I don’t know whether everyone does this, but whenever I read or see a story about memory loss, I wonder how I would… Continue reading Amnesia etc.