Every once in a while, we experience one of those special, unforgettable days when the sun comes up on a whole new ‘thing’ for us. Something that breaks down our walls, opens new spaces for us in the world, shows us what’s inside of us that’s bigger than we ever realized. Everyone has a few […]


          In her fifteenth year, Kathryn Bond’s life was thrown off course by a violent crime. Headed for Olympic glory, she instead began a long journey toward healing, her dreams having turned to dust. One day she sat down to write a romance novel and began a career that would make […]

THE LIFE OF AN AUTHOR: More To It Than You Might Think

In the winter of 2013 I began to write. Being home most of the time, I needed an outlet, preferably creative. I remembered a few years back when, as a practicing psychic, I had put my shingle out on one of the idyllic islands off the coast of B.C.  I offered holographic, past life readings […]


FROM CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT, Kathryn at her therapist’s office: Kathryn told her, calmly and in a very detached voice, about Eric leaving. She told Heidi everything she knew about his assignment, which wasn’t much, but was more than she’d told anyone else. Heidi went silent after Kath stopped talking for a minute or two. She looked […]


Click here to see: My Books on Amazon To see My Books on Solstice Publishing website   A woman’s journey to healing from violent crime through the love of a good man   Three short stories of love and passion: Love, Food and Heaven/The Love Potion/First Love: Born of Fire   Pagan Flames and The Boy Scout: […]

O BEAUTIFUL EM DASH (to be sung to the tune Olympia and with gusto)

FB often has posts about writers and what strange people we can be, how differently our brains are from more sensible folk. It’s true, I’ve noticed, that writing about paranormal fantasy romance, fairy love stories, wizards and shapeshifting, ( not to mention hot sex) tends to go along with other odd behaviors. When I started […]


TEEN LOVE – FIRST LOVE! Remember the song? Young love, first love… Nothing like it. We all remember the first person who every plucked our heart strings, stole our heart, ravaged our hearts, whatever it was like. I recall a pair of amazing blue-green eyes fringed with dark lashes.  We lived a long way apart…I […]


Just finished the  almost-final edit of my latest novel, The Boy Scout. As I completed the last read of this very challenging book, a book about human trafficking, a book that made me cry and laugh many times through the process, and left me in a wallow of tears last night as I finished the […]

DON’T YOU KNOW…THAT I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH YOU…who can resist these words?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8DYhhSDNRc Here’s one of my life’s favourite songs…forgot about this song for years and years. Last night as I was putting away the clean laundry, the words “Don’t You Know” flashed into my brain and I started to sing this wonderful song. My poor dog had to listen to it for about three hours before […]


My new short story, “Love, Food and Heaven”, by Vanayssa Somers, is out on Amazon! Where can true romantic love take us? For this mystery woman, lost in dreamy memories of her first romantic love affair, it took her to far, unimagined pavilions of self-development and self-love. Leaving her country home as a naïve young […]