The box containing the 2021 Short Story Advent Calendar

In praise of dreamy design

When I heard that Natalie Olsen, designer of the sumptuous Short Story Advent Calendar, would design my book, I danced a jig of joy. Olsen’s dreamy creations make book lovers swoon.

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Portrait of the author Thomas Hardy

To cry, to laugh

Long, long ago (1986), in a kingdom far, far away (Wolfville, NS), I wrote my Honours BA thesis on Thomas Hardy.

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Photo of the main character and her two best friends from the movie The Miseducation of Cameron Post.

When art gets its hooks in you

The other night, at the suggestion of my brother-in-law in Ottawa, perhaps the best recommender of music, books, and movies that I know, I watched the 2018 film The Miseducation of Cameron Post.

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