Yet another review of Blood Work!

This review comes from writer and media maven Denise Davies. Thank you for your generous words, Denise! This novel tells the story of Raig’s development of cancer and all that that entails.  How this sixteen-year-old girl comes through a near-death experience, how she finds joy and healing through art and music, how she learns through […]

Another Review of Blood Work

Blood Work: A Review by Adult Educator Leslee Larsen, December, 2019 I’m delighted to add another review of my YA novel, Blood Work, this one from adult educator Leslee Larsen, who captures the essence of the novel as a chance for what’s called transformative learning. As Leslee illustrates so well, ’Raig, the protagonist of Blood […]

Letters to Self 16

Letters to Myself 16 216 Clydesdale Road Antigonish Nova Scotia B2G 2K9 March 29th, 2012   Dearest J-B, I’ve written a book about myself, and about you. Or us, if that’s the right word to describe one identical person—gosh, what a funny idea. See what Mummy thinks. And don’t tell me you’ve stopped calling her […]

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216 Clydesdale Road, Antigonish, Nova Scotia November 5th, 2015   Dear Johnny-Boy, It was lovely to get your last letter. I remember taking those piano lessons, and not enjoying them very much. I think Mummy was disappointed I didn’t get into them the way she obviously did. It was probably because I resented all that […]

Letters to Myself 8

216 Clydesdale Road Antigonish Nova Scotia March 23rd, 2017   My dear Johnny-Boy, It’s so wonderful to have another letter from you. And just a miracle we should be “talking” to each other across almost seventy years. Does this happen to anyone else? And the dates of our letters are getting closer together. Maybe it […]

Letters to Myself 9

Ravenswood 47 Bristol Road Weston-super-Mare Somerset December 4, 1950   Dear John,   Thank you for your last letter. It was lying behind the gas fire in my bedroom. It was a bit brown and crinkly. I think this was because Mummy let me have the fire on before I went to bed last night, […]

Memory

A new blog, and another letter to myself across seventy years…   216 Clydesdale Road Antigonish Nova Scotia March 23rd, 2017   My dear Johnny-Boy, It’s so wonderful to have another letter from you. And just a miracle we should be “talking” to each other across almost seventy years. Does this happen to anyone else? […]

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216 Clydesdale Road Antigonish Nova Scotia July 3rd, 2017   Dearest Johnny-Boy, This time Dorothy found your letter on the sideboard in the hall among a pile of other letters and other stuff that I had collected from the postbox and hadn’t looked through yet. We don’t have our own postbox at our house, but […]

Letters to Myself 2

Letters to Myself (2) All letters deserve an answer, so here goes: my first letter from my present-day self to my  six-year-old self. I’m enjoying this new way of journalling – I’d be interested to hear if anyone else out there has ever written to themselves at a younger age. Johnny-Boy was the name my […]