REASONS TO CELEBRATE

In these troubling, confusing, and sometimes scary times, it’s important to find reasons to celebrate. My husband (a reason to celebrate) and I walk Charley every morning that it’s not raining. Occasionally, we are delighted to spy a deer or two. When this happenes, we call that, “a very deery morning.” On these walks, I…

The Magic of Creativity

by Kathryn Jane The creative process is different for all of us. But I’ve recently realized that mine is magically the same whether I’m writing fiction, or painting a picture. When I’m writing a story be it short or a novel, it begins with a vague image of an opening scene, and the story grows…

Life Changing

Gratitude and Positivity  I’m often asked how I manage to stay positive in this crazy world. How I can ignore the horrors we’re bombarded with through social media and television. This is my story. Some years ago I worked twelve hour shifts on the receiving end of  9-1-1 calls. I spent long hours talking to…

What’s your 2019 word?

by Kathryn Jane New Year’s Resolutions? Nope, never been a thing for me. But five or six years ago I stumbled upon the idea of having a word for the year–something to focus on–and I liked it. Gratitude, Love, Kindness, Smile, and Joy were among my choices between then and now,  and I honestly don’t…

go go go STOP!

by Kathryn Jane Just when I thought I had everything under control…life happened. I got so sick with the flu that I could barely speak or make the twenty-foot trek to the bathroom alone. Did I mention I NEVER get sick? Yeah, well, I guess I can’t say that anymore. On day five, I managed…

Have you lost your mind?

by Kathryn Jane I keep asking myself this question. Why? Because I’ve been told many, many times that a writer should always stick to one genre, yet in the span of just a few months I’m releasing four books, in three different genres. Why? Because I write what I want to write. What I feel….

Spreading Love WILL Change the World

by Kathryn Jane I’m a creative. I write, paint, make things with my hands. This means I spend a great deal of time in my own head. When I’m writing, my characters occupy that empty space quite nicely, but when I’m painting and creating other things like reality tend to seep in, and whatever is…

#UpbeatAuthors

by Kathryn Jane I belong to a Facebook group called #upbeatauthors. It was the brainchild of an author who was feeling (like many of us) overwhelmed by the negativity on social media. Her idea was to have a safe place where we could go to share positive outlooks, and uplifting words. A whole bunch of us jumped…

  by Kathryn Jane I had a blog almost ready for posting, but it wasn’t a good fit for today, so instead, in the light of the tragedy in Las Vegas yesterday, I will simply share what I believe to be true. Kindness and Love are the answer to all the troubles in the world….

The Scent of Change #Globalwarming #Inspiration @jacqbiggar

It’s raining! I don’t know about you, but those of us in the northwestern part of Canada are celebrating. Every year it gets hotter and drier and the earth is aging seemingly before our eyes. It was always a dream for DH and I to move to Vancouver Island. We came here on our honeymoon…