My latest venture

People often ask how I got from Cape Breton to Alberta and when I tell them about the dog team, they think I’m joking. Starting on September 16, join me about 12:30 pm Mountain Time — on FacebookLive — for a true story to make you smile....

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Get a stuffie and cuddle up: Teacher and super woman, Katie Hughdie reads one of my books. An added bonus? Her intro is in Ojibwe! And, just so no one in my family gets jealous of anyone...

Of angels and thieves

In my life, I have had the great good fortune to meet amazing people. I’m not talking about famous people – though I’ve met a few – but regular, ordinary people going about their day. Primarily, these strangers have helped me when I’m lost or in great despair. A man...

Time for a party!

It was great to meet so many enthusiastic teachers last week at the Calgary City Teachers’ Convention, and to introduce them to my new “baby.” The best part was discussing with teachers how they might use non-obvious books to meet curricular...

From chaos comes…

I’m in the chaos part of writing right now, when anything and everything seems as if it might be relevant. I know the pattern hidden in the manuscript puzzle will emerge, so I sit –literally — in the middle. Hundreds of pages are arranged in small stacks...

Day Pass from the Gulag

Every so often, I’m granted a day pass from the Gulag.  It’s a day to act like a normal person — shower, put on nice clothes and shoes, eat Fruit Loops for breakfast, and drive to a school. It’s an exhausting day of usually four, one-hour...