A new national literary prize in my name!

Introducing: The VMI Betsy Warland Between Genres Award. For a book published in Canada in the calendar year 2021 that is a hybrid genre, or straddles two or more genres. The winner will receive $500 at a ceremony at the Vancouver Writers’ Festival in Fall 2021,...

Replay of Write Your First (or Next!) Book writing summit

Did you hear about the Write Your First (or Next!) Book writing summit? Last week, my friend Traci Skuce wrapped up a jam-packed two-week masterclass series for writers. I was one of the featured speakers. It included everything from how to get over writer’s block to...

Deadline for Short Prose Competition extended till Feb 22.

A message from the Writer’s Union of Canada: The deadline for the Short Prose Competition has been extended! The Writers’ Union of Canada is accepting submissions until Monday, February 22, 2021.Unpublished works of fiction and nonfiction up to 2,500 words in...

More book reviews added for Lost Lagoon/lost in thought

More book reviews have recently been added to my Web site. To read these review exerpts along with links to the original, see the Books page for Lost Lagoon/lost in thought. Here is an excerpt from Geist: The miracle of Lost Lagoon / lost in thought: prose poems...

We have a Giveaway winner!

Sarah Turner is the lucky winner of our Lost Lagoon Ebook giveaway held earlier this month. Congratulations Sarah!

Call for submissions — Anthology

Don’t Tell: What Families Hide Family secrets can have power to hold shame, to breed fear of exposure, of ostracism. They can create unusual bonds and shape the direction of family members’ lives and can span generations. On reflection, some family secrets may appear...

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