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NOW FREE ON AMAZON: The Day Of The Wave

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A moving, emotional romance based on real-life events. NOW FREE ON AMAZON! The Day Of The Wave follows Isla and Ben in the wake of surviving one of the world’s biggest natural disasters – the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.  Separated at sixteen with no idea of each other’s survival the two meet by chance a […]

Comedy night at the Canna Clinic…

***FREELANCE PHOTO - POSTMEDIA NETWORK USE ONLY*** VANCOUVER, BC.:JUNE 24, 2014-- Pedestrian traffic in front of Canna Clinic on Commercial Drive, in Vancouver, BC, June 24, 2014.  Canna Clinic at 2223 Commercial Drive, has a doctor from 5 to 8 p.m. every day. Locals can get certified by an in-house  naturopath, and pick up some pot.  (PHOTOS by Don MacKinnon)

Today I learnt two things. The first is that penguins have knees inside their bodies. Yes. Knees. Inside. I’m not even kidding. The second is that if you go to a comedy show in a cannabis clinic and don’t smoke/consume a thing, you will get high anyway and you will laugh like a toddler on […]

Spalding School Reunion is Imminent…

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I got a message today about a school reunion for the class of 96. My first thought was JEEEEESUS, did I really leave school 19 years ago?! My second thought was, why the hell am I the only one looking to the side in this photograph?   I remember being very envious of Denise’s glasses […]

Best things to see on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. OK, maybe not the best…

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I was just eating my sushi on a restaurant patio last night when a man seemingly dressed as a Mario Brother climbed a nearby tree and started throwing small sticks into people’s hair from above. He seemed to be enjoying himself immensely. I can’t say the same for the numerous girls we had to watch […]

Oh Canada, how I LOVE being in you…

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And I think these photos prove why! I’m so inspired the more time I spend here, which is Vancouver right now, in case you were wondering. If I could lug my MacBook up a mountain, this right here, at the top of Garibaldi, is where I’d happily scribble away the day…

Fun on the Natchez Trace – recreating scenes from a novel in real life!

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Yesterday a friend and I drove from Nashville, out past the famous Loveless Cafe (where we stopped to pick up some Peach Preserve) and onto the Natchez Trace, which is basically 444 miles of the most gorgeous greenery you’ll ever see! We took Bella the dog, and made our way to Jackson Falls. This was […]

Read and review ‘Before He Was Gone’ and get a FREE copy!

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The New Adult Book Club on Goodreads are reading Before He Was Gone to review. Sign up if you want your free copy to review! “Sometimes, you have to get lost to find yourself… When her rock star boyfriend breaks things off out of the blue, Alyssa applies to hit reality TV show Deserted and […]

RIP Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran (an excerpt featuring their great work, from Balilicious)

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How fuggin AWFUL to hear about the executions of these two men, and the others who were wiped out needlessly today in Indonesia. Don’t people go to jail in order to think about what they’ve done? And hadn’t these guys thought enough? Ugh. “The killings were carried out at 12.30am, local time, on the prison […]

Boxing Day Tsunami book trailer (The Day of the Wave)

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I made this today! One day I will give up trying to be a filmmaker (maybe), but it’s SO satisfying when it uploads and I’m all “OMG I MADE SOMETHING!!!” ‪I’ll be starting a blog tour for The Day Of The Wave on May 4th, which you can follow here. 

The Day of the Wave – Playlist

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This is probably the most fun I’ve ever had putting a playlist together for a book. There were just so many great artists who inspired me and so many songs that seemed to fit perfectly with parts of The Day of the Wave. Here are my top picks, and you can play them, as well […]