May 18, 2014

A Chinese Home Garden

In a an earlier time, Chinese women lived behind high walls of family compounds that both protected and restricted. The garden might be the only bit of natural beauty they could enjoy. Gardens, therefore, have the potential to play an important role in the novel I'm writing.
May 14, 2014

Interview: Therese Walsh

There’s wisdom, humour and enchantment in Walsh’s writing. I loved her novel The Moon Sisters. And Therese agreed to be interviewed!
April 12, 2014

FAQs from Book Clubs

There are always people at book clubs who are curious about the process of writing and getting published. Here are the most popular questions so far.
April 5, 2014

Interview: Renee Rosen

Renee Rosen's novel Dollface was an Editor's Choice in February's Historical Novels Review. I also reviewd Dollface in last week's blog and it's a delight to share some of Renee's experiences and advice this week.
April 2, 2014


Book review and analysis of writing technique. Rosen has devised a conflict for Vera that keeps us turning the pages. One man is dependable and devoted to her, the other is impulsive but she can’t turn off her physical attraction to him. It can’t go on like this.
March 15, 2014

Three Souls is a BC Book Prizes Finalist

I came home from San Francisco to learn that Three Souls has been nominated for the BC Book Prizes.