Celebrating difference

My characters have taught me a lot. When I first started Embers, a character I hadn’t planned on showed up on the page. Alex was 15, a star basketball player at his high school and a favourite target of the school’s bullying trio. He also had Down syndrome. As I wrote my story, it was…… Continue reading Celebrating difference

Reimagining a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome

New parents of children born with Down syndrome are typically given a very dire outlook on their child’s future. That is, if they haven’t been counseled months earlier to have an abortion and terminate that child’s life. Some are surprised with the news at the birth of their baby, all scans having been normal throughout…… Continue reading Reimagining a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome

The call of adventure

“As he passed the signpost for the trails, he realized he couldn’t see the other boys anymore. Maybe they went home, he thought. He had a choice. Trails and adventure or go home the old boring way. The late evening sun shone low through the trees and lit up the woods with a peculiar green…… Continue reading The call of adventure

A Spark of Faith has arrived!

I am very excited and grateful to announce the arrival of book # 2 in the Forged in Flames series, A Spark of Faith! If you are in the Timmins area and would like your own copy I would love to hear from you. I look forward to hearing your comments and seeing your reviews!…… Continue reading A Spark of Faith has arrived!

A Spark of Faith Sneak Peek: Chapter One

CHAPTER ONE Alex Smiley slammed the door and ran up the stairs to his room. His mother May turned from the dining table where she was folding laundry. Shocked, she looked at the stairs where her son had just disappeared. “Alex?” she called. She moved to the base of the stairs and tried again. “Alex?…… Continue reading A Spark of Faith Sneak Peek: Chapter One

A Spark of Faith with a dash of patience!

A Spark of Faith, book 2 in the Forged in Flames series, is out in bookstores and online wherever books are sold. Unfortunately, there has been a delay in printing and I do not have physical copies to sell at the moment. To order directly from my publisher, please visit the Word Alive Press online…… Continue reading A Spark of Faith with a dash of patience!