When our oldest child was a toddler, I began reading to her at bedtime. We quickly ran out of books and I began making up stories on the spur of the moment. It wasn’t long before my husband would stop whatever he was doing and come listen too. Our daughter would ask for the same stories over and over again, but each time I told them, they were slightly different. My husband encouraged me to write the stories down.
Thus began a journey that would take me from novice to published writer. I have taken various writing courses over the years, been a member of writing groups, as well as attending workshops and conferences. I’ve been blessed to have received support and encouragement along the way.
The joy of receiving my first acceptance letter and then finally seeing my story in print with my by-line are memories that I treasure. I have gone on to have stories and articles published in children’s magazines such as Kids World, Hopscotch and On the Line.
For a period of time I was the publication assistant for the Denwood Dispatch as well as serving as their reporter/photographer. During that time I continued to freelance and had articles published in Alberta Diver and the Wainwright Star Chronicle.
For two years I wrote a bi-weekly column for the Vermilion and Area Crisis Line which appeared in both the Vermilion Standard and the Wainwright Star Chronicle.
I found that as our children matured, so too did the characters in the stories I wrote until I was writing about characters that I personally would want to read about rather than stories I thought they might like to read.
I began and am now completing work on my mystical fantasy novel.
In March of 2008, I launched my homemaking blog called Super Mom – No Cape! On it I share sewing and craft tutorials, recipes and other homemaking tips in an effort to pass on the knowledge I have learned through my years as a stay-at-home wife and mother. To date I’ve published over 690 posts and am thankful for a growing subscriber list.
With the invaluable help of our son (an accomplished professional web designer) this site has moved to a new host and been improved and updated.
I hope you will join me as I “talk story” with you once again.