Monday, October 20, 2014

Word Northumberland
Like Word On The Street only in Cobourg Library on Saturday, Oct. 25

Monday, June 16, 2014

Spirit of the Hills - SOH writers interviewed:

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Partners In Health: Haiti/Zanmi Lasante

Your purchase of every new book sold on Amazon Books helps me raise money for relief.
In my novel, Leaving Paradise, Tijean Williams who is of Haitian descent, wants to become a deep sea diver. Frustrated by the lack of support for his ambitions, he runs away.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Independent Bookstores

BookCity, Toronto
Book Lore, Orangeville
Books & Co., Picton
Furby House, Port Hope
Kent Bookstore, Lindsay
Novel Idea, Kingston
The Avid Reader, Cobourg
Undercover Books, Haliburton

Sunday, October 12, 2008

excerpt: page 16 "Why is Haiti so poor?"

page 17 They grew half the coffee back in the eighteenth century. "Can you imagine how rich they were?" Jean-Louis says.


  1. Throughout the novel Susan muses on 'paradise'. What and where is it?

  2. On the Turks & Caicos people call themselves 'belongers'. What does it mean to belong for them and for others?

  3. Characters of varying ages in the novel leave home. Why do they feel compelled to do this and what do they gain by it?

  4. How do different characters in the novel gain and keep wealth, money and security?

  5. Describe the use of parallel structure as it frames the novel.

  6. How would you describe Tijean's learning problems?

  7. Give examples of different types of intelligence as exhibited in some characters both in the novel and referred to in the story.

  8. How important is family in the novel?

  9. Describe the relationships Susan has with the major men in her life.

  10. How different are the relationships Susan has with other women?

  11. Do you agree that the oceans are a new frontier?

  12. How does memory serve Susan?

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Writers & Friends

On Nov. 13, 2011, Writers & Friends will host its literary gala. This event is a fund raiser for Horizons of Friendship. Visit:

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Turks & Caicos

For information about the Turks & Caicos Islands go to: