What I’m Doing Now

A stone I held while pitching the novel I'm working on right now.

Theresa Moleski from Whispering Stones gave me this “wishing stone” to hold while I pitched my book.

I’m about halfway through the final draft of an urban fantasy novel about an addicted, traumatised Pomeranian shapeshifter from North Vancouver who has to save her fellow shifters from a cannibal who wants to use their blood as the secret ingredient in an expensive beauty cream.

I know. It’s weird. And I’m head-over-heels in love with it. That’s why I’ll be slowing down on this blog for a month or so while I finish and submit my manuscript to publishers and agents.

I’m writing from a ski chalet in Fernie, British Columbia. In the afternoons, I’m still taking creative coaching clients.

What I’m reading:

The Art of Asking, by Amanda Palmer
Amanda PAlmer

Part autobiography, part manifesto, part instructional guide for creatives who want to make a living, Amanda Palmer’s book is beautifully written, thought-provoking, and hilarious.

A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin


I began reading Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series at the suggestion of Holly Lisle, one of my writing mentors. I intended to stop after A Game of Thrones … and couldn’t. Many thousands of pages later, Martin still has me hostage.

The Ramayana: A New Retelling of Valmiki’s Ancient Epic, by Linda Egenes and Kumuda Reddy


As a frequent traveller, I love eBooks. I’m reading the above volumes in electronic format. The problem with eBooks, though, is that you can’t take them into the bath with you (or, at least, you probably shouldn’t), and that’s one of my favourite places to read. I’ve got a paperback edition of my friend Linda‘s gorgeous book, and it uplifts and inspires me as my computer-tightened muscles loosen at the end of each day.




PS: I got the idea for this page from my friend and accountability partner Niki Shmikis, Neophyte Philosopher. She got it from Derek Sivers.

This page was last updated on Oct. 23rd, 2017.