Finding Sophie

Finding Sophie

I first spied Sophie when she was standing alone in a snow drift on a front lawn in our neighbourhood. It was early in the morning and I was walking down the street, enjoying the winter weather. She caught my eye with her elegant stance and gentle colouring, and...

Respect and trust in the editing process

As an independent substantive and developmental editor, I have been very lucky to work with many wonderful authors whose stories are amazing, and with whom I have developed strong friendships. Being part of their journey from manuscript to published book – or from woe...

A Playwright Am I

A few weeks ago, I applied to be one of six playwrights for the new Emerging Playwrights Unit at Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE) here in Winnipeg. Today I learned I had not been successful, at least not in the way you might think. I wrote my first play – a short called...
One heck of a souvenir

One heck of a souvenir

Jenny with Philippe, Maud and Gaby (Philippe Xavier Hairdressers) on November 16, 2017. Photo: Anna Farr. After 40 years of colouring my hair and 12 years of wearing it long and straight, I decided it was time for a change. And so in 2017, I stopped colouring my hair,...