February 9, 2019

The Halifax Explosion

During WW1, tens of thousands of troops from Canada, the British Empire, and America passed through  the busy port of Halifax. Millions of tonnes of supplies […]
February 11, 2019

Canada in WW2

Nobody wanted to leap back into war. World War One had resulted in an enormous loss of life and a huge debt and, at first, Canadian […]
February 12, 2019

Women in WW2

In “Come From Away” (set on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada during WW2), Grace Baker’s three brothers head overseas with the Army, the Navy, […]
February 28, 2019

How I Write Historical Fiction

To me, Historical Fiction is all about bringing the past back to life. The genre exists in books, movies, television, or theatre, offering many fascinating ways […]
May 16, 2019

Sheep Camp Avalanche

When I first wrote about the Sheep Camp Avalanche of 1898, I saw it both from Liza’s perspective and Ben’s, but for continuity’s sake I kept […]
May 16, 2019

Father William Judge

One of the many iconic figures in Dawson City was Father William Judge, the “Saint of Dawson City”. Judge was a fairly prominent secondary character in […]
May 16, 2019

Coal Mining

I wanted to include a little insight into both being inside a coal mine and the personality of Turtle Mountain itself. I really have never experienced […]
September 26, 2019

The Girl They Left Behind

Some readers lately have said, “I love Historical fiction, but there are too many WW2 novels out right now.” Others have said, “I can’t get enough […]
September 30, 2019

The German Midwife

My #1 favourite book of 2019. From the opening pages, I was swept into an entirely real, horrific world, filled with stunning, yet subtly included – […]