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The Dolphins at Monkey Mia

  To swim with dolphins. That’s all 15-year-old Tamara wanted to get from her family’s four-week visit to Australia. Tam had learned about these highly intelligent sea mammals in her ninth … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · 6 Comments

Winnie-the-Pooh: The Forgotten Connection

Special thanks to CBC Radio for an interview that resurrected this little known story about the origins of Winnie-the-Pooh. Here’s a summary.    Winnie-the-Pooh was born in Canada! Well, sort of. … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · 59 Comments

‘Is That You?’

The elderly woman walked up and took the book from my hand. “Is that you?” she asked, pointing to the back cover. Her eyes sparkled with intelligent energy. “Yes, Miss,” … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 · 14 Comments

Worth Sharing

   Good news is scarce in today’s world. It’s heartwarming when stories like this one emerge from otherwise horrendous events. It was written by an American flight attendant who was aboard Delta Flight 15 on September 11, … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · 14 Comments

Sad Story, Happy Ending

  The boy was close to tears as he climbed down from the golf cart parked next to the pro shop. Bobby noticed the youngster’s distress and walked over. The … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · 6 Comments

Anatomy of a Death Threat

We’ve all seen news reports of people getting death threats. Have you wondered what it’s like? Here’s one family’s experience. The names are fictitious; the events are not.  “A man called my … Continue reading

August 8, 2016 · 6 Comments

Curling Up On Their First Date

  I’m pleased to tell you the story below has just been accepted for an anthology to be published in June. It’s a love story, a very personal one. Hope you like it. * … Continue reading

April 3, 2016 · 6 Comments

VOICES FROM THE VALLEYS: A Great Cause

Doctors Without Borders / Medécins Sans Frontières is the beneficiary of a recently published anthology of 51 short stories and poems. All proceeds from the sale of Voices From The … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · 3 Comments

It’s A Hat-Trick + 1

I’m very pleased to tell you that my short story collection and two novels have been chosen for awards in an international readers’ competition. Encounters With Life—Tales of Living, Loving … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 14 Comments

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