Love and Avarice

Roger and Claire Cohen face danger and peril amidst the sudden appearance of an ominous illness that ravages their community. (Sound familiar?) They struggle to maintain a crumbling marriage while trying to decipher the riddle of this threat and solve the...

What a surprise!

I just received a response to a message I sent eight years ago! In my novel The Medal, I created the character of Sam who is a composite of three Canadian soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan. Before the book was published, I wrote to each of their parents to...

Metro’s Goldwyn Mayor

Allan Lamport, mayor of Toronto from 1951-1954 was dubbed ‘Metro’s Goldwyn Mayor’. Like Sam Goldwyn, he had a knack for saying things in innovative and memorable ways.  Here are some examples: I get up at five in the morning no matter what time of day it is. You’ve...

Champion of the World – Not!

Taking a break from editing my novel, Finding Home, to participate in a Rummikub tournament. The competition was stiff. I triumphed in the first two games. Sadly, my husband managed to come from behind to become Champion of the World. Maybe I should stick to editing!...

Adjectives

Native speakers of a language usually use adjectives in the correct order, but what if you are trying to explain the rule to a non-native speaker. It turns out that adjectives in English must be in this order: opinion-size-shape-colour-origin-material-purpose Noun....