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Canada (for the Interim)
Fiction & Script Writer and Editor
Interests: Film & Television, Books, Travel, Food, Challenges/Learning
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When we can’t trust or keep faith in the folks in blue, it's a very sad day. Negative posts I try to avoid, though as of late, I’ve written a few, primarily related to me. Politics and world affairs aside, however, there’s a disturbing news story that’s hard to ignore.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Creative Spider 3
Being happy or sounding cheerful and positive isn’t always easy, particularly when you perceive your days/life to be routine, stagnant, uneventful and/or dull. Confession: I’m referring to myself. Being optimistic can prove a challenge. There are times when I feel like imploding. “Enough already”, I want to shriek, and occasionally... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
. . . for Neema’s 16-member Children Choir from Uganda. This talented traveling chorus have been entertaining at various churches and venues across Canada this year. The children, ranging between 8 and 16 years of age, have stunningly beautiful, compelling smiles. Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra stated: he who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Alliteration—ain’t it grand? What’s also grand is that you can delete posts at any time. Never done that before. Always believed that a blog—at least this one—serves a “diary”. It demonstrates development over time, reveals thoughts and musings, and perhaps (hopefully) even enlightens. Recently, I posted about Mom. It was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Not inspired this week, I kept the orbs wide open and the ears readily perked in the hopes of discovering something to post about. Nothing seemed the least bit worth sharing. Yeah, they located the lost services dog at Pearson Airport. That was ni-ice. It’s National Ice-Cream Day today. That’s... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
There are days when it seems like nothing good ever happens: politicians are grousing, people are passing the buck, road rage is all the rage, and various levels of insanity prevail. Then, you hear a lovely little story—a heartwarming 90-second piece on the news—about someone who’s doing wonderful things. And... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Recently, the Today show featured a fantastic news piece on “Best Friends Animal Society”. (There are a few, in fact, but this one featured the “BFAS” in Soho, New York.) The plan, to paraphrase the site, is to spread the word about the shelter and its efforts to lead the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Every now and then, there’s a song that sticks like Gorilla Glue®. We hear it eating breakfast, walking to work, cleaning, in our sleep and dreams. “Human” by Ragn’n’ Bone Man (Rory Charles Graham) has wrapped itself the old gray matter of late. It reminds me that, yes, I am... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
I must confess, now that I have a Wordpress blog—which, laughingly, I am still attempting to iron out—I’m not so keen on this one. It’s probably because: a) I like the fact I can so easily manipulate my WP blog compared to than this one (never mind the amazing and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
(from CBS News) Who doesn’t like a heartwarming news story? Gratefully, there have been many of late. One that sticks out, however, is the one about 11-year-old Preston Sharp. Upon visiting his grandfather’s grave in a Redding cemetery, Preston noticed that not every veteran had a flag. Not only did... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Joyce Meyer, for those not in the know, is a Christian author, speaker, and motivator. She’s been described as charismatic, among other things, and this she is, among other things. Her “Daily Devotional” posts/messages are inspirational and provide much [beneficial] food for thought. “The Log in My Eye”, posted May... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Hailing from Stratford Ontario, Teddy Payne has a number followers and not just on Facebook. People adore him. How can they not? This British gent is quite the character (stated only in the most positive way, my friend). In addition to being funny, bright, and totally charming, he’s a walking... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Here are the last details of my book tour (it’s all part of my blogging process and writing development). I netted some great reviews and wanted to share. The Connecticut Corpse Caper is the first book in the new Triple Threat Mystery series by Tyler Colins. It’s a good, solid... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
What an amazing book tour for “The Connecticut Corpse Caper” and myself. This, I owe to an amazing woman, blogger Lori Caswell (“Ecape with Dollycas into a Good Book”). What she does to coordinate these tours and promote writers is unbelievable—it’s evident she puts heart and soul into every tour.... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
One more mystery: finding info on another blogger, namely Kathy of "Cozy up with Kathy". <LOL> Nancy Drew would not be proud. What you’ll find on her fun blog are truly cozy moments—book tours and interviews, and giveaways. Kathy also goes by the name “Katreader” and there’s a list of... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
If you’ve never visited Lori Caswell’s fabulous blog, do! It’s colorful, attractive, and chocka-block full of mystery authors and books; something for everyone. Not only does this dedicated blogger provide amazing book tours (this I can attest to personally), she offers recommendations, giveaways, and “random thoughts”. I don’t know how... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
As soon as you arrive at Lori’s blog, there’s a sense of early-morning ease. Maybe it’s the steaming coffee cup perched on a book; it’s very appealing, cozy-comfy. Others have good things to say (see tab “What People are Saying about LRC”): one of the warmest, clearest loveliest book blogs... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Being a mystery writer often means digging around for info, be it for a story, a project, or something that requires explanation . . . playing detective as it were. I found it rather difficult to locate a pic of Laura or much about her save for snippets on her... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Mahathi Ramya’s blog “Fantastic Feathers”, featuring a majestic peacock, is a bit different from other writers/writing and book blogs. The tagline: “My random thoughts on books, different places I visit and anything that is exciting”. I like that, maybe because it sounds just a wee bit like my own [first]... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
“Reading and writing about the best books of all time” is the tag line on Michelle (Shelle) Perry’s blog, “I Read What you Write”. This reading addict and stay-at-home mom’s super power is reading (she’s also a pretty darn good blogger!). In addition to her love of reading, she enjoys... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Lisa Kelley’s cute and very “cozy” blog is “for and about Cozy mysteries and their wonderful authors”. There’s also a Facebook page to share thoughts about them. If you’re into cozies, there’s a lot to be found—so please visit, peruse, discover. You’ll see why “Lisa K’s Book Reviews” was voted... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Valerie Long’s very cool, attractively arranged blog is dedicated to “book blogging and other musings on life”. Easy on the eyes, easy to follow, the blog started out with the purpose of providing book reviews, with some posts about “life and the world”. Since then, Librarian and Book Blogger Valerie... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Amy’s awesome blog was created with the honorable intention of helping other authors promote their work (as an indie author, she recognized how hard it is to get our names and books out there). That’s commendable and we fellow writers thank her! She’s writing a humorous southern mystery series, which... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
I love Celtic Lady’s blog—how can an Irish bhean (hope I got that right) not have shamrocks as a backdrop? A wife, mother, and grandmother, Kathleen Kelly does not however reside on the Emerald Isle; you can find her in Wisconsin. Blogging began in 2009 when she could no longer... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
Shannon Muir’s blog, “The Pulp and Mystery Shelf”, offers author and character interviews, guest posts and spotlights. Not only does Shannon produce all this, she writes, too! Her focuses are on mystery, New Pulp and Noir, and fiction primarily “featuring contemporary women in a range of situations”, though she’ll feature... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Creative Spider 3