I am part of a book called Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood. One of the contributors, Bonnie Way, asked me questions about blogging for her own blog The Kola Mom. First, tell us a bit about yourself. It took me years to finally decide to start writing again. I had taken a 30-year sabbatical after leaving university to raise nine children. I just couldn’t seem to … Continue reading Why I Write
Mommy, Mommy, When you Pray, by Kimberly Cook, is a delightful picture book, written and illustrated by a mother with an eye for colour and an ear for lyrical language. This little book will capture the hearts and minds of children as well as their parents. Images and words work together harmoniously as her colourful illustrations and words vibrate with joy. I smiled as I read every page. … Continue reading Mommy, Mommy, When You Pray?
” We have no idea what is happening or happened. Jennifer, our producer, and I have both poured over the analytics, nothing unusual – guessing you just did a great job promoting it 🙂
My only thought is this will be a great stat to show any future publisher.
I was shocked on Monday evening on May 4th, 2015 when Allison phoned to brief me on the hour long conversation scheduled for the next morning. Actually it was a blessing I had forgotten about the interview because I had no time to worry about what I would say on Tuesday, May 5. So I did not prepare at all. Although few people listened to our chat live, more than 1,636 people have listened to the podcast to date. I must admit I helped plug this episode; I plastered the link to my interview on all my blogs in the sidebars and on social media.
J.R. Tolkien was a respected scholar, professor, devout Catholic, and author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. This genius created a complex world with a history, geography and many realistic languages. Yes, Tolkien’s Middle Earth is a fantasy world but not an insipid, fluffy world for little girls. No, he wrote profound literature, filled with complex characters and plots, universal themes, and symbolism with layers of meaning. I have dug up some of his quotes from his books which have something to say to us about life.
I am part of an upcoming anthology of five other Catholic mums due to come out in about a month. All the women are great writers, each writing from a completely different perspective. Roberta Cottam is the creator and editor for this project. It started out as a project for a class but with her mother’s illness and the death of one of the contributor’s … Continue reading Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood
gram·mar ˈɡramər/noun the whole system and structure of a language or of languages in general,usually taken as consisting of syntax and morphology (including inflections) and sometimes also phonology and semantics. synonyms: syntax, sentence structure, rules of language, morphology; linguistics “the editors of this newspaper need a refresher course in grammar” a particular analysis of the system and structure of language or of a specific language. a … Continue reading Grammar Humour
I think writers should enlighten their readers by revealing odd facts about themselves. Well, here is my list of humourous, and/or thoughtful insights about the person behind my blog.In addtion, I just recorded an interview yesterday for a Catholic radio show, so that readers could hear my voice and learn more about me http://realjoy.podbean.com/e/a-seeking-heart-w-allison-gingras-feat-melanie-juneau-joyofnine9/ A Seeking Heart w/ Allison Gingras Feat Melanie Juneau of Joy of … Continue reading The Person Behind My Blog