Welcome to my website!

Here you can learn about and order my books, articles and stories; read or subscribe to my blog; and check out my workshops and writing tips.

My full bio is here.

Many thanks for your interest in my work! Please feel free to get in touch.

The Blog: “A Journey Through Words”

THE PAST IS NEVER FAR AWAY

  On a stretch of the Old Muskoka Road just north of Utterson, a few pieces of corduroy have … [Read More...]

WHY YOU SHOULD RAKE UP THE PAST AND WRITE ABOUT IT

My husband has been reading Flyboys by James Bradley, and told me about American General William … [Read More...]

NATURE OR NURTURE? TAKING THE LONG VIEW

Old photos of ancestors sometimes show fascinating physical resemblances: your deep-set eyes show up … [Read More...]

WRITING IT SO THEY READ IT: How I’m Bringing Family History to Generation Y

I set myself a bit of a challenge lately when I decided to create a family history specifically for … [Read More...]

The Workshops

Learn how to turn genealogical facts and data into captivating family history or memoir. Join me in Ottawa or in Perth, and in the meantime, read up on some of my Tips for Writing a Family History.

The Articles and Stories

My latest magazine articles and short stories can be found in this list.

Your Book Club and Me

I'm always happy to make appearances at book clubs and other organizations, in person or electronically. It's fun, friendly, and free - just drop me a line!