Here’s what my readers are saying about After Paris: “I just wanted to let you know that I’ve just finished “After Paris” and I absolutely loved it. You write beautifully it has to be said. I thought Lisbeth’s character was very well crafted, so strong yet so vulnerable and self- doubting at times. The embodiment […]
April is the month in which we remember the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This battle, which first saw Canada fight as the cohesive Canadian Expeditionary Force (4 Divisions) rather than as various units attached to the British Expeditionary Force, ran between April 9 and 12, and will ‘celebrate’ its 100th anniversary next year (1917). Although […]
Sunday, November 15: 1 pm-3 pm As part of this month’s on-going celebration of authors, please join me for a reading and discussion of my debut novel Family Business, recently shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. I will be joined by recording artist and one of Canada’s best loved Irish Tenors; Jimmy Carton, who will perform […]
Join me at the Peterborough Chapters on June 26, 4 pm – 8 pm for some chat and to pick up your personalized copy of Family Business. Books make great gifts too! http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/storelocator/storeDetails/930/
I’m absolutely thrilled to share with you the exciting news that my book has been short-listed for the new Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. Here is an excerpt from the Kobo Press Release: “Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Shortlist Announced The 15 best new Canadian books have been selected from three categories: Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction (Mystery), […]
This week we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands. It’s a double celebration for me as a first generation Dutch-Canadian. First of all I celebrate my roots which has given me the tenacious and determined attitude which exemplify the Dutch people. I celebrate, what some people may call stubbornness, because I […]
I consider myself a rather solitary person. I enjoy my own company, and that of my dogs. It was interesting to me to realize then, how many communities in which I am in fact a participant. I recently read Michael Crummey’s novel Sweetland – a wonderful book set in Newfoundland – and it made me think […]
Thanks to Markus Schwabe at the CBC North morning show for the opportunity to come in and speak about my novel Family Business. If you missed the interview, you can listen to it at their website: http://www.cbc.ca/morningnorth/ (scroll down to find the November 10 segment).