News – 2009

  • December 14: A haiku I submitted to a Time of Singing contest won an Editor’s Choice award and will appear in the next edition of TOS.
  • November: A poem I submitted to Good Times magazine was published in the November issue.
  • November 1-30: I took the NaNoWriMo challenge and wrote 50,401 words of fiction in November (very raw first draft). I even completed the task six days before the deadline!

NaNoWriMo Winner Goodie

  • September 2009:


  • testimony September /09 issue contains an article I wrote about our church’s Downtown Eastside volunteers.
  • Story Mates published my puzzle, “A Lesson to Learn” in their September 20/09 issue.
  • Partners published “Slowest Mammal on Earth” (a piece about sloths) in their October 11/09 issue.
  • Prairie Messenger accepted a poem for publication sometime in the future.
  • Pockets accepted a piece I wrote for their January 2010 issue.
  • September 14, 2009: David Matthew Spooner, our second grandson, arrived at 9: a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz. Welcome baby David!
  • June 19, 2009: I will be presenting a workshop on writing short pieces for children at the 2009 Write! Canada Conference in Guelph, Ontario, June 18-20.
  • April 14, 2009: I’ll be one of the featured readers at the 2009 Blue Moon Poetry Readings. These poetry readings (usually running monthly from April through early fall) are sponsored by the MSA Poets Potpourri Society and happen in the Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, B.C. – 6:30 p.m.
  • April 8: Signed up for a Twitter account. It’s all Michael Hyatt’s fault! My feed is in the sidebar with a link to sign up as a follower.
  • April 1-30: I’m celebrating National Poetry Month by writing a poem a day. That’s right – ONE POEM A DAY! Poetic Asides provides us weird and wonderful poets the prompts and the comment space to strut our stuff. I’m also posting my daily poem on my writerly blog Line upon line.
  • March 2, 2009: My contributor’s copy of Sabbath Action Blast arrived. This book has 101 ideas for ways to celebrate the Sabbath or Sunday (I contributed three). Some activities from the book are also online here.
  • January 14, 2009: A poem I entered in The Ontario Poetry Society competition “Open Heart For Poetry Competition” was one of 19 to place in over 260 entries. My winning poem, “To Mother” will be included in a chapbook of winning poems.

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Sabbath Action Blast: 101 Ways to Celebrate God's Special Day

Sabbath Action Blast: 101 Ways to Celebrate God’s Special Day


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