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My memoir on KaleidoSoul’s Top Ten List for 2023 nonfiction books

I’m honoured and flattered that Anne Marie Bennett, creator of Massachusetts-based online company KaleidoSoul, has included my memoir No Letter in Your Pocket in her list of Top Ten Nonfiction Books for 2023. I’m in great company, along with Michelle Obama’s The Light We Carry and titles like The Soul of Place by Linda Lappin…

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Read editor’s interview with me in Persephone’s Daughters

It was a delight to discuss my memoir, the #MeToo Movement, toxic masculinity, forgiveness, and more with Meggie Royer, editor of the feminist publication Persephone’s Daughters. Meggie asked me if I felt comfortable using the term “toxic masculinity” and I said yes. Since then, I’ve learned that it can alienate some men. To me, it…

Author reading at Seaside Centre Book Fair Aug. 19
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Author reading at Seaside Centre Book Fair Aug. 19

I’ll be reading brief excerpts from my memoir No Letter in Your Pocket at noon on Aug. 19 at the Seaside Art, Photography and Book Fair in Sechelt, BC. This new free event, held Aug. 18-20 at the Seaside Centre, will feature visual arts, workshops, readings and live music by local creatives. Check it out…

Short readings at 2nd Annual Art & Words Festival
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Short readings at 2nd Annual Art & Words Festival

I’m pleased to be appearing again at the Annual Art & Words Festival. I’ll be sharing the poem I wrote inspired by local photographer Karen Morgenstern. Her image appears on this year’s festival T-shirts and I love it. Come out and hear dozens of writers read and discuss their collaborative team work with a local…

Interview highlights two books on separate parental secrets
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Interview highlights two books on separate parental secrets

Bill Arnott, author of B.C.’s best-selling Gone Viking trilogy, has just gone live with his Summer Showcase interview series. This month, he’s featuring me and my memoir No Letter in Your Pocket, and Roxanne Davies, author of The Blue Riviera: A Daughter’s Investigation. Roxanne delves into the mysterious death of her mother while exploring her…

Author grateful for Coast Reporter coverage and book launch presence
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Author grateful for Coast Reporter coverage and book launch presence

Many thanks to Michael Gurney, Coast Reporter arts and culture writer, for introducing me at the April 15 launch of my memoir No Letter in Your Pocket. He provided insightful Q&A questions and I appreciated his understanding and sensitivity. About 50 people attended the event, held at Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt, expressing gratitude and…

Memoir book launch April 15 in Sechelt, BC
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Memoir book launch April 15 in Sechelt, BC

I look forward to introducing my memoir No Letter in Your Pocket to my local Sunshine Coast, BC community on Saturday, April 15. My informal book launch (not the official one in Toronto on May 28) will be held at 7 pm at the Sunshine Coast Cultural Centre in Sechelt. I’ll discuss the book, its…

Writing as a Transformational Tool: my podcast chat with host Nelia Hutt
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Writing as a Transformational Tool: my podcast chat with host Nelia Hutt

I enjoyed my recent chat with Nelia Hutt, host of the Apple podcast Giving Starts With You, based in Barrie, Ont. Under the topic Writing As a Transformational Tool, I discussed how I help others find their voice when writing about traumatic events. I shared my experiences writing the incest memoir No Letter in Your…

Featured guest on podcast How to Survive Society
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Featured guest on podcast How to Survive Society

  Listen to the podcast here.   I enjoyed my chat with Abby Ayoola, host of the Toronto podcast How to Survive Society. We discussed my incest memoir No Letter in Your Pocket and my work coaching authors of trauma memoirs. We talked about how to stay resilient, and find the courage to share your…

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Webinar “Trauma and truth-telling in memoir” offered Nov. 16

I’m delighted to be offering the webinar “Trauma and truth-telling in memoir: the risks and rewards of revealing secrets” on Nov. 16 from 2:00 to 3:15 PST. I’m doing it through the U.S. foundation and magazine Creative Nonfiction. I’ll be drawing on first-hand experiences from writing my memoir No Letter in Your Pocket and will include…

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Pre-sales available for my 2023 memoir No Letter in Your Pocket

Pre-sales have already started for my incest memoir No Letter in Your Pocket, which will be published in May 2023 by Guernica Editions of Toronto. See sales links below. Price: $25 CDN OVERVIEW: Incest denial and sexual assaults disrupt a young woman’s solo spiritual quest and her two romantic adventures in India in 1990-91. Two…

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Short private FBCW webinar Sept. 11 on Writing About Family

I’ll be offering a short webinar on Sunday, Sept. 11 for the creative nonfiction group of the Federation of BC Writers (FBCW). From 10:30 to 11:00 am, I’ll be sharing tips about revealing family secrets and will provide first-hand anecdotes regarding the challenges of writing my incest memoir No Letter in Your Pocket. A short…