Category: Writing

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new features on the site

Welcome to the new Chocolatour site! It has the same URL as the old Chocolatour.net site but everything you find here is new or newly polished. That includes six years of blog posts that...

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

The blogging community is a dynamic and tight-knit one. I belong to several different groups for bloggers–some focus on the business of blogging, and others are groups of bloggers who actively support the efforts...

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another accolade for Chocolatour

Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate, volume I, has been declared a Finalist in the 2014 Awards sponsored by the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA.) The 2014 NATJA Awards for excellence...

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setting goals for 2015

  Right now, I’m sitting at Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa in Osoyoos, BC, enjoying 4 weeks of rest and rejuvenation. I learned long ago to listen to my body, and it’s been telling me...

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Can you write a book?

I was surprised when I heard Shelagh Rogers, the host of CBC’s “The Next Chapter” literary program, tell an author she was interviewing that she “could never write a book.” A person who spends...

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augmenting the author’s income stream

I’ve been a freelance writer since 1993. Although freelancing is challenging, and you have to weather the storms of either too much work at once or the dry spells when you have virtually nothing...

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the messy baker — book review

I met Charmian Christie a number of years ago in Toronto at a PWAC conference. I immediately liked her warmth, sense of humour, and smile. And over the past few years, I’ve loved receiving...

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award winning author

Wow. Seeing those three words in a note of congrats that I rec’d from a colleague made me realize I had actually achieved something wonderful. I am now an award winning author. My latest...

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Chocolatour wins bronze medal!

I’m thrilled to announce that “Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate”  has been awarded a Bronze Medal in the 2014 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards!         I plan to go...