Internet Romance Scams and How To Protect Yourself

Social Media is a scary thing today, you make your account, planning on networking with people who are interested in the same thing,  advertising a product or business, promoting yourself for a skill, connecting with old friends and relatives. There are so many reasons for signing up to one media site or another.
The problem is, there are too many people on these sites who are only on there to harm you. You need to know what is happening before you start connecting with these people and be aware!
I am a writer and joined Twitter just to talk to my piers and learn from the knowledge they have within the writing community. They are excellent  people and always willing to help a fellow writer.  We communicate on the site and it seems to be an unwritten rule that we don't DM (direct message) each other without asking or informing them. We encourage each other, lift each others spirits and give help and advice when needed.
Not everything is about writing, there are interesting question…

Fantastic, Heartfelt Book



This story carries a lot of emotion as the reader. The horror of the abduction of his daughter. The dedication and love as he fights for custody and visiting privileges. There is so much turmoil in the daughters and father's lives that was totally unnecessary.
The story is one of love between a father and daughter. No matter the struggle, the father continued to battle everything to get his child back to the life she loved. A vindictive mother, that didn't want Jessie in the first place, and abducted her just to spite the father, lies her way through the court proceedings. She causes havoc every step of the way, not taking the child into consideration.
The story is beautifully written. It gives the reader the ability to feel what is happening. It shows the court system as it was. It depicted the reality of what happened through the entire story.
The writer was a true gentleman in the way he didn't b…

So many thoughts

My mind is always full of thoughts that I want to write about. I have stories started, but as soon as I really get into the story another topic pops up. Besides writing another  Cardigan story, I kept thinking of my hamsters. Now I have to try and get all 5 hamsters into 1 story.  That should be interesting because every one of them had their own personalities.

A friend of mine decided to start writing a book. She said if I can do it, so can she. I encourage her and everyone else, if you have a story to tell. You never know, you might write a best seller

National Coming Out Day

IT'S time to celebrate the bravery of those who have come out as members of the LGBTQ community, and those who are waiting for the time that's right for them. No matter what your coming out journey is—I stand with you.

It is a wonderful thing when the stigma of being LGBTQ is no longer taboo. They have many freedoms that they can enjoy now. They can be open about who they love. I am proud of everyone who can just be who they are!

Published in a magazine

It's out! Last month I was asked to do an interview with a magazine in NW Ontario. It is available from the Manitoba border to Sudbury. I was thrilled to see my book in the October issue of  The Walleye. Here is the article.

The Adventures of Cardigan

I am a published author of The Adventures of Cardigan.  I wrote this book because I wanted to share my life growing up in the Bush Camps. My friends were animals. This book contains 5 stories of what happened. I hope you will take a look. It is available for sale at Amazon, Chapters/Indigo, Barnes and Noble.
Here are a few pages to get an idea of what the books about.

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day
I'm sure all of us know someone who has, or tried to commit suicide. I know I have seen it many times, from the time I was 2 until now. While living in the Bush Camps my Dad would take me to the bunk houses while he checked on everyone. Nothing like the shock of seeing someone hanging from the rafters. We would go berry picking and find men with their heads under the exhaust of their cars, blackened and maggots on them.
My son had to go through that while in school. Friends he had known since JK were hanging themselves. It had become like an epidemic there were so many. It leaves scars on everyone they knew. It never goes away.
Why would anyone even consider it? Depression is a main reason. No one listens or shrugs off what a person is saying. A feeling of hopelessness.
There are clues but people have to be willing to see them. A little kindness will go a long way; say hello and talk to them. Let them know you care and are willing to listen. GET HE…