New adventures

Welcome to our new adventure! Like many folks, we have decided to leave city life and find some land in the hopes of being more self sustainable. We are not off grid; we are not those people! I have a deep admiration for anyone who is attempting to live that way but we know our…… Continue reading New adventures

Daring to dream

Like many high school graduates, Penelope Kildare is confronted with planning for her future. Unlike most of her peers, Penelope has Down Syndrome. Sweet and stubborn, Penelope has grown up challenging stereotypes but when she applies for college, she finds opposition lies closer to home than she ever imagined. https://read.amazon.ca/kp/embed?asin=B09QZ9987H&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_VHKNDERV75HT6M7HGZY5

Ten years later

This long weekend marked ten years since I finished treatment for breast cancer. A lot has changed and I am grateful for these bonus years. I am remarried to a wonderful man and my family has grown to include stepchildren, son and daughter-in-laws and many grandchildren. I have a new career as a children’s book…… Continue reading Ten years later

Penelope, dream chaser

What do you do when the people closest to you don’t believe in your dreams? You pursue them anyway! Penelope loves flowers. When she posts about enrolling in a horticulture program, her first obstacle is the trolls who flood her website with cruel comments. But her heart is broken when she discovers that there are…… Continue reading Penelope, dream chaser

Living in peace through restoration

With everything that’s going on in our world the idea of living in peace might seem impossible. But what is impossible for man is possible with God. 2 Corinthians 13:11 says: “Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love…… Continue reading Living in peace through restoration

Penelope has arrived!

Penelope: A Companion Novel to the Forged in Flames Series Penelope has been crushing stereotypes all her life. Born with Down syndrome, Penelope has always fought for the chance to prove herself. Now she has a new dream: to go to college. Convincing her family and boyfriend is her first hurdle. Facing the college admissions…… Continue reading Penelope has arrived!

Lost: a short story

Looking out the window, Maeve sees a flower bed exploding with colour. Pink, yellow, white, bright orange. Long stemmed flowers waving in the breeze. A meandering brick path leading to the hills beyond the gate of the neat yard. Hills calling out to be climbed. A sunny blue-sky day. Sighing she let the curtain fall…… Continue reading Lost: a short story