Friday, April 3, 2020

Dancing With Dementia - Day 5 Tour Stops

(It's a terrible time for a book release, but with dates for set up so far in advance, there's nothing to be done but keep moving forward. I hope everyone is staying safe and staying home as much as possible. Sending good and healing vibes to everyone!!)



The lovely Mason Canyon has organized a tour for Dancing With Dementia throughout the week. I hope you'll visit a stop or two this week and point anyone who this book might help in the right direction.

Today's stops are:

Friday, April 3
Pat Garcia Book Reviews – Review
Writer’s Gambit – Top Ten List
Ellen Jacobson Author – Top Ten List & Review


You can find Dancing With Dementia here
Amazon.com           Amazon.ca.         Apple Books.         Kobo           Barnes & Noble
BookBub.
Add it to your Goodreads shelf here!

If you know anyone who is interested, I have another blog to discuss more things dementia related and YouTube Channel devoted to Quick Tips based on ideas in the book

It's been an amazing week!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to EVERYONE who has helped get the word about the book out to the world! You have shown (once again) that the online writing community is the best!

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Dancing With Dementia - Day 4 Tour Stops

(It's a terrible time for a book release, but with dates for set up so far in advance, there's nothing to be done but keep moving forward. I hope everyone is staying safe and staying home as much as possible. Sending good and healing vibes to everyone!!)



The lovely Mason Canyon has organized a tour for Dancing With Dementia throughout the week. I hope you'll visit a stop or two this week and point anyone who this book might help in the right direction.

Today's stops are:

Thursday, April 2
Sue @ Elephant's Child - Review
Lisa Haselton’s Reviews & Interviews – Q&A
Thoughts in Progress – Review


You can find Dancing With Dementia here
Amazon.com           Amazon.ca.         Apple Books.         Kobo           Barnes & Noble        BookBub

Add it to your Goodreads shelf here!

If you know anyone who is interested, I have another blog to discuss more things dementia related and YouTube Channel devoted to Quick Tips based on ideas in the book

Thanks again to all of the amazing people who have helped out!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Dancing With Dementia - Day 3 Tour Stops & IWSG




The lovely Mason Canyon has organized a tour for Dancing With Dementia throughout the week. I hope you'll visit a stop or two this week and point anyone who this book might help in the right direction.

Today's stops are:

Wednesday, April 1
Alex J. Cavanaugh – Guest Post
Spunk on A Stick – Feature
Circle of Friends – Feature
Rockin’ Book Reviews – Feature & Top Ten List
The Girdle of Melian – Guest Post
The Warrior Muse – Top Ten List


You can find Dancing With Dementia here
Amazon.com           Amazon.ca.         Apple Books.         Kobo           Barnes & Noble.         BookBub

Add it to your Goodreads shelf here!

If you know anyone who is interested, I have another blog to discuss more things dementia related and YouTube Channel devoted to Quick Tips based on ideas in the book

Thanks again to all of the amazing people who have helped out!!

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The Insecure Writer's Support Group is the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. He, his clones, minions, friends, and fellow authors make it an amazing event every month.




Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!


April 1 question - The IWSG’s focus is on our writers. Each month, from all over the globe, we are a united group sharing our insecurities, our troubles, and our pain. So, in this time when our world is in crisis with the covid-19 pandemic, our optional question this month is: how are things in your world?

It's a weird time in the world and I hope all of our IWSG members are well.

We're doing well here in Northern Ontario. We've all been self-isolating since early March, only running out for essentials. It's busier in our house as we're on childcare duty for the family members working from home. We're having lots of fun and the snow is melting!!

It's a terrible time for a book release, but with dates for preorders set up well in advance, there's nothing else to be done but do it.

Sending good vibes out into our IWSG network and hoping everyone stays safe!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Dancing With Dementia - Release Day!


(It's a terrible time for a book release, but with dates for set up so far in advance, there's nothing to be done but keep moving forward. I hope everyone is staying safe and staying home as much as possible. Sending good and healing vibes to everyone!!)

Release Day!!


The lovely Mason Canyon has organized a tour for the book throughout the week. I hope you'll visit a stop or two this week and point anyone who this book might help in the right direction.

Today's stops are

Tuesday, March 31
Joylene Nowell Butler – Guest Post & Feature
Mainewords – Guest Post
Tara Tyler Talks – Interview

You can find Dancing With Dementia here
Amazon.com           Amazon.ca.         Apple Books.         Kobo           Barnes & Noble           BookBub

Add it to your Goodreads shelf here!

If you know anyone who is interested, I have another blog to discuss more things dementia related and YouTube Channel devoted to Quick Tips based on ideas in the book

Thanks again to all of the amazing people who have helped out!!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Dancing With Dementia - Release Week!

(It's a terrible time for a book release, but with dates for set up so far in advance, there's nothing to be done but keep moving forward. I hope everyone is staying safe and staying home as much as possible. Sending good and healing vibes to everyone!!)


Dancing With Dementia will release tomorrow!! This book has been a labour of love and I'm looking forward to sharing it with the world.

Dementia is difficult. Writing about it and reliving the most difficult days of our lives is even more difficult.

So why did I do that to myself? In hopes that our stories and the lessons we've learned would help others who are in the early steps of the dance with this disease.


The lovely Mason Canyon has organized a tour for the book throughout the week. I hope you'll visit a stop or two this week and point anyone who this book might help in the right direction.




Monday, March 30
Denise Covey – Guest Post
Mystery Writing is Murder – Guest Post
Defending the Pen – Q&A Review
Constantine – Guest Post

Tuesday, March 31
Joylene Nowell Butler – Guest Post & Feature
Mainewords – Guest Post
Tara Tyler Talks – Interview

Wednesday, April 1
Alex J. Cavanaugh – Guest Post
Spunk on A Stick – Feature
Circle of Friends – Feature
Rockin’ Book Reviews – Feature & Top Ten List
The Girdle of Melian – Guest Post
The Warrior Muse – Top Ten List

Thursday, April 2
Lisa Haselton’s Reviews & Interviews – Q & A
Thoughts in Progress – Review
Sue @ Elephant's Child - Review

Friday, April 3
Pat Garcia Book Reviews – Review
Writer’s Gambit – Top Ten List
Ellen Jacobson Author – Top Ten List & Review

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You can find Dancing With Dementia here
Amazon.com           Amazon.ca.         Apple Books.         Kobo           Barnes & Noble.     BookBub
Add it to your Goodreads shelf here!

I have another blog to discuss more things dementia related and a YouTube Channel devoted to Quick Tips based on ideas in the book

Big hugs and thanks to everyone who has supported me and allowed me to get this book out into the world. There are many of you and I appreciate you all!

Friday, March 13, 2020

Shannon Lawrence, Bruised Souls & Urban Legends

My blog buddy Shannon Lawrence - AKA The Warrior Muse - has a new book out!

Fear resides in the soul.

A welcoming widow with a twisted appetite; a war-time evil lurking behind the face of a child; a father’s love gone horribly wrong; a deadly government solution; a new job with a demonic pay scale; a woman trapped in a mysterious house with no memory of who she is or how she got there. These are a mere glimpse of the terrors that lie in wait in this collection of horror short stories, sure to grip the psyche and torment the soul.  



Order the book HERE!!!



Where can you find Shannon?
website          Facebook           Twitter.             Pinterest 
Instagram      Bookbub             Goodreads       Amazon Author Page 

To join in celebrating her newest release, Shannon has asked us to post about 1 of the following
1. Your favorite urban legend
2. Your favorite old wives' tale
3. Something scary that occurred in real life and taught you an important lesson

As many of you know I am a wimp. Before I even entered school, my parents had taken me to a doctor to find out why I had such debilitating nightmares. His answer was that I had an extra-vivid imagination. Apparently I still do...

One of the urban legends that gave me nightmares for many years was about the gulley in our backyard. It extended the length of the street and then turned a corner and travelled three more streets.

Right up to the local jail.


Streets had been built over sections of the gulley and there were culverts in many sections to help with drainage.

Perfect for escaping criminals.

When we found scraps of clothing one day, an older kid in the neighbourhood told us the tale of Walter's Ghost. How the man had been jailed for slicing up kids. He'd escaped and his bones had been discovered "right there" - with "right there" being less than 100 metres from our back door.

Didn't sleep well that night. Or the next, or the next...

How about you? Any intriguing urban legends involving your neighbourhood?
Anyone else looking forward to Shannon's tales? My copy's waiting on my Kindle ... to be read in the mornings 😃


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

IWSG, Pinches, & Beta Readers

The Insecure Writer's Support Group is the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. He, his clones, minions, friends, and fellow authors make it an amazing event every month.




Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!


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March 4 question - Other than the obvious holiday traditions, have you ever included any personal or family traditions/customs in your stories?

Not yet, but I have plans for several! This one is appropriate for March and is a potential memory for an upcoming heroine.

My parents were Scottish immigrants. When they were growing up there was a bit of competitive spirit with anyone and anything Irish. They were offended if anyone in Canada guessed their accents were Irish, not Scottish.

On St. Patrick's day, we were checked over to ensure we were NOT wearing anything green or remotely Irish in nature. In our school, the tradition was that people could pinch you if you weren't wearing green.

Best friend to the rescue! I stopped at my friend's house on the way to school and she painted my fingernails green. On the way home we stopped there and took the polish off.

No pinches. No upset family members. Win win!

How about you? Any goofy family traditions in your family?

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Updated and edited

I love this writing community!!
I've taken down the Beta Readers request as I now have several volunteers. Thank you!!