Tag Archives: contemporary fiction




Okanagan TWEENS are readers. The  THE CHILDREN’S PARADE at PEACH FEST  this summer highlighted the array of wonderful, rich stories and novels that Canadian authors have currently published. This picture of TWEENS sharing my 3 Frenchie novels in the KIDS PARADE, made me realize that there are so many Middle Grade readers (ages 9-13) who don’t even know that these titles are available in paperback or ebook format. Red Tuque Books distribute the paperbacks of the three novels in the series in Canada. Just click on: http://www.redtuquebooks.ca

Amazon Stores/Book Links

You only have to click on the country you live and you will have access to Kindle formats or paperback of Frenchie Diva (Book #3) If you want Book #1 Read the rest

Dog Friendly Travel Ideas

Dog Friendly Travel Ideas

Summer holidays are fast approaching and we all seek great ideas for traveling with our families (human kids and fur kids, alike). What you may not know is that http://www.themetrip.com/-dog-friendly.html is a site that offers Travel Tips for everyone, including FUR KIDS.  In fact, the site is so popular that Lorraine Hawley has published a book jammed pack with great ideas for the entire family: Product Details

Explore theme-style activities and adventures. “Themetrips,” are activity ideas that you can use to create your own memorable and interactive family fun while at home or on vacation.

Check out her recent Dog Friendly Post, as there is an AWESOME  SURPRISE!  Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog is recommended  (BK. #1 of the Frenchie Series)Read the rest

Buy Local for Christmas Reads

Buy Local for Christmas Reads

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If you’re looking for a X’mas special on some humorous family reads over the holiday season (Middle Grade Novels -Grade 5-8), please consider the FRENCHIE SERIES (Books 1&2) on sale locally in NANAIMO’S CHAPTERS (local author section)and at the X’mas Bazaar at the Nanoose Bay Library on Saturday, Dec.8th between 10:00 -3:00.

Parents/Grandparents are choosing this humorous Frenchie Series (Books 1 &2) as a contemporary fiction choice with characters that all can relate to:

  • Ethan, the 13 year old who is “gaga” over French Bulldogs and determined to own one of his own
  • Grandma Sis,  the quirkiest, most eccentric and devious grandma,
  • Mel, an overwhelmed, single working mom who has no interest in adding a pet
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AUTHORS IN BLOOM GIVEAWAY HOP Enter to Win a Kindle! Enter to Win a Nook!

AUTHORS IN BLOOM GIVEAWAY HOP Enter to Win a Kindle! Enter to Win a Nook!

Thanks for visiting my blog to enter the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!  What a great way to celebrate SPRING! I have included 2 simple and tasty recipes that I think are yummy for informal gatherings out on the patio.


1 pkg (125 g/4oz.) cream cheese light                                     30 ml (2 tbsp) mayonnaise

1 clove garlic                                                                                 2 ml (1/2 tsp) salt

2 ml (1/2 tsp) Tabasco sauce                                                    2 ml (1/2 tsp) horseradish

2 ml (1/2 tsp) dry basil                                                              60 ml (1/4 cup) grated mozzarella cheese

2 ml (1/2 tsp) onion powder                                                    45 ml (3 tbsp) red pepper, diced fine

1 can (170 g/6 oz.) crabmeat                                                    45 ml (3 tbsp) green pepper, diced fine

1/2 can … Read the rest

Authors in Bloom Blog Hop is Almost Here! April 9th –April 18th

Authors in Bloom Blog Hop is Almost Here! April 9th –April 18th

10 Days of Giveaways-Gardening Tips-Recipes-and more!

Plus GRAND PRIZE you’ll be digging to win!

What kind of prize are we talking about?  How about an eReader (Nook or Kindle — your choice) and $25 gift card? PLUS you’ll have the opportunity to win at 75 author sites, everything from books to swag and garden goodies!

As for me, I’ll be offering up the first two books of my Frenchie Series: Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog and Frenchie x2-Follow the Bl0g.

Easy and fun, this is THE way to welcome spring.  So what do you say?  Are you in?  Need more information?

Of course you do!  Head on over to the Authors in Bloom blog hop page for full details … Read the rest