What’s up?

Despite the many snowstorms we had this winter, time seems to be flying. And so is my book—- minus moi, that is.  Here’s a photo that came to me from my Facebook friend Kitty Zinck on a recent trip she made to Jamaica. She assured me that she and my book had an “awesome time.” Nothing like rubbing it in, Kitty. But I’ll forgive you since you found room in your suitcase for Cammie and Aunt Millie. 😉

"Flying " to Jamacia.

“Flying ” to Jamaica.

Also, you can read my short story, “The Old Queen Rains that has been published in the winter issue of Understorey Magazine. While you’re there you might want to check out the rest of the magazine. It features the work of women from across Nova Scotia, and I think that’s a truly great thing.

Tomorrow is the first day of March. Just typing that out makes me want to say “What?”   Yet, there are hints of spring around us and a noticeable difference in our daylight hours. I’m excited for spring. I’m sure you all are, too. Spring always fills me with a sense of hopefulness. I immediately want to start new projects and plant things in the ground. March will also see the official release of “Flying With a Broken Wing” in the US. I can hardly wait!

So here’s to spring— new life, new hope, and warmer weather!


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  1. I know…where did January and February go? It doesn’t feel the school year is passing quickly. March Break begins next Thursday for my kids. Before we know it, it will be April.

    I just read “The Old Queen Rains”. An interesting story.


    • Hmmm..The word “interesting” is always interesting to me.
      Wow! I can’t believe March break is happening that quickly. Remember back when we used to have Easter Break instead?


  2. I love that your book is having a good time in Jamaica! I too eagerly await spring. Here on the west coast the tulips, daffodils and crocuses are starting to poke their heads out. It was springlike today but we had a very wintry week up to now. Felt like I was on the other coast.


    • My book constantly amazes me..All that travel without a passport even. 😉

      Nice to hear that you’re seeing signs of spring. I’m afraid we’re a long ways away from that here.


  3. David

     /  March 1, 2014

    The book is such a world traveler these days. There’ll be some tales to tell when the book “returns home”. 🙂

    The “Queen Rains”, interesting story with lots of tension in the air. I, for sure, wouldn’t want to be in a house like that.


    • Yes, my book will certainly have bragging rights.

      Thanks for reading, David, and for your comment. I appreciate it. 🙂

      Are you blogging these days? I’m having such a challenge keeping up with everyone and my computer seems to be as slow as cold molasses. I spend so much of my time waiting….. I look forward to the day when everyone in rural NS will have access to high speed. *sigh*


  4. Congratulations on having your short story published. Your books are well-traveled, and to nice, warm climates!


    • Thanks, Patti. I hadn’t submitted a short story in a very long time, but saw a call for submissions and knew I had something that would fit the word length. I thought I’d give it a shot! Glad I did. I am so ready for the spring weather.


  5. Nice story – it’s a real talent to be able to tell a full-circle story in so few words! Sadly, this first week of March isn’t feeling like spring much – except for the sunshine!


    • I’m so anxious for spring to arrive that I’m starting to feel grumpy about it. At least we have sun today. Thanks for reading my story!


  6. Laura, your writing holds me till I get to the end. Your story, your style and use of words is … breath-catching. Yes, now I can breathe at the end of the story.
    Thank you so much for sharing it.



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