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Toy selection has turned into some kind of toy war. #catsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #yycauthors
I'm battling issues with this current novel so I've returned to other creative pursuits to let my characters speak to me. #zentangle #doodle #notanartist #shouldbewriting #writersblock #yycauthors #authorsofinstagram Let the creativity flow.
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No. Seriously. I’m helping right? #catsofinstagram #homeworkhelp #authorsofinstagram #yycauthors
These are the critters of LuLu and Boo, and introducing Banjo, the scruffy cat on the left. He’s the star of my next book LuLu and Boo Meet Banjo, coming soon! And the beautiful girl in the back is my sweet Finnigan who posed so perfectly with her friends. #catcrazy #childrensbooks #kidsbooks #readingtokids #catlove #childrensliterature #kidlit #cats_of_instagram #catstory #childrensgifts #catlovers #booksforkids #bookworm #canadianauthor #yycauthors #picturebook #storytelling #kindergartenreading #albertaauthor
Book signing at Chapters Red Deer with Brenda Sinclair. I think they saw me coming. #perfect #yycauthors #bookstagram #womenofstampede
My army of duck minions. I shall gift them to the grandbabies for the pool next summer. Minions acquired at my sister's retirement party. Great food. Fabulous speeches. It was a lovely afternoon. #coffee #tea #familytime #retirementparty #ducksofinstagram #rubberducky #yycauthors #yegauthors #authorsofinstagram
A wonderful collection of stories by my friend and author Pae Veo. @veopae
Writing does not = glamourous. Writer's bun - check. Jasmine tea - check. Favourite comfy pants & worn out shirt -check. Time to edit some articles & books. Come on Muse, bring it!! #yyc #yycauthors #positive #yycteacher #yycsmallbusiness #spiritjunkie   #badass #bodyconfidence #yycinfluencer #selflove #yycpsychologist #reiki #soulprenuer #wellpreneur #speaker  #yycgirls #loveyourbody #souljourney #ladyboss #yoga #bodyimage #networkmarketing #selfworth #confident #intuition #mom #selflovecoach #holistichealing #sacredselfcare
Late night #snack . Toaster strudel and #scotch #yolo #saturday #authorsofinstagram #yycauthors
Modelled by @terrabullaink Look what came in the mail just as I was sitting down to a good book! #ilovemygeekgear #readyourownbook #theshadowsoftheaeons #gloriousatrocities #barbaricnobles #indiegogocampaign #yycauthors #illustration #supportlocal 🗣🗣Thanks @best_geek_pics !! Check out link in our bio‼️ ---------
Reward for days of hard work. Good work gets a movie. #bingewatching #harrypotter #movies #waswriting #backtowork #yycauthors Now, back to the first three chapters and synopsis of book 2. #coyotecreekromance
Grab Your Passport to The Arts 😀 Come + checkout this exciting + diverse combination of local artists, authors + musicians. Sunday September 9th, 10am-4pm, Naested Studio + Garden 1124 -15th St NW #Calgary #yycevents #yycart #yycmusic #yycauthors #yycartist #yycmusicians #calgaryevents #yycarts #explorecalgary #yyclife #thingstodoyyc #shareyyc #yycfun #yycartistgroup #supportlocalyyc #tourismcalgary #loveyyc #yycbuzz #yycnow #dailyhiveyyc #calgaryism #yyccommunity #shopyyc #yycshopping #yycfamily #explorealberta
Look what came in the mail just as I was sitting down to a good book! #ilovemygeekgear #readyourownbook #theshadowsoftheaeons #gloriousatrocities #barbaricnobles #indiegogocampaign #yycauthors #illustration #supportlocal 🗣🗣Thanks @best_geek_pics !! Check out link in our bio‼️
Rocking the babysitting gig. Playing house. I'm the baby and was sent to bed to sleep. #yycauthors #babysitting #grandkids #notwriting #sneakinginanap
I wanted to share this at the same time as I launched my new website, but I just couldn’t wait! In the winter of 2017 I entered my book, Harmless, into the Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest. This competition is one of the largest and most popular award contests in the world, receiving thousands of entries from dozens of countries. I just received notice today that my book placed fourth in the category of Young Adult-Thriller! I’m still processing the fact that out of thousands of authors they noticed my work. I won’t be able to attend the awards ceremony in Miami, but I couldn’t be more honored to have been selected. Part of the prize package includes advertisements in www.PublishersWeekly.com , listing on www.bookawards.com , press releases, my book at the event, and much more. Here’s a link to the contest winners page. Just click on the Harmless book cover for more details! http://bit.ly/2CfTAsO. #yycauthors #yyc #yalit #thriller #readersfavorite #awardwinner
I had the amazing opportunity to do hair for a photo shoot today! My beautiful client @haamyue is going to be featured in Toronto magazine @quillandquire and I was fortunate enough to be asked to do her hair. Thank you @heathersaitz for allowing me to join on set and @caseyleehairandmakeup for your stunning makeup. Can’t wait to see it all come together! #lovewhatyoudo #yycauthors #yycstylist #yycphotographer #aveda #avedastylist #avedacanada #redbloomsalon #heathersaitz #larissalai #quillandquire
A silver challiss filled with the blood of my enemies! #notreally #wineoclock #amwriting #evillaugh #yycauthors #authorsofinstagram #plotting
#Repost @cpcwrites (@get_repost ) ・・・ I don't want to alarm you, but we're dangerously close to selling out the initial print run of ENIGMA FRONT: ONWARD here. If you want to get a copy for just $15 (that's cheaper than Amazon) let me know! Alternatively let me know and I can get you in touch with Chris. This anthology has my first ever published work. You're gonna want that. #yycauthors #firsttimepublishedauthor #yyc #shortstories
After an eternity of smoke filled air. Blue skies and fluffy clouds are heaven. #writing #plotting #forestfires #cleanair #yycauthors #authorsofinstagram #writerslife
HOMEMADE PAKORAS. . These pakoras are super easy to make. In fact, I definitely have a running theme for all the recipes I post; EASY! I love creating and cooking, but I don’t want to spend hours upon hours each day doing it. Every recipe I post (including this one), takes around 30-45 min to prepare from start to finish. That means you have no excuse to not eat healthy and start to fall in love with cooking. for the pakoras, follow the recipe below: . Preheat oven to 500 F and line a baking tray with parchment or a silat mat. Combine: 2 cups chickpea flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp garam masala, 1 tsp cumin. In a separate bowl, combine 1 c shredded potato, 1 c shredded carrot, 1/2 c frozen peas. Mix 1 1/4 c of water to chickpea flour mixture to create a batter. Mix veggies into the batter until they are evenly dispersed. Spoon mixture in the shape of pakoras using the drop method onto the baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes and remove from oven. Spray avocado oil on each to make it look crispier and place back in the oven for another 8 minutes. Remove once golden brown on top and serve warm. . That’s it, that’s all. Super easy peezy lemon squeezy! They are great as an appetizer or as a snack. Your guests will absolutely eat these bad boys up. Let me know what you think if you try making them. Have a great weekend, peeps! . . . . #homemade #influencer #vegan #veganfood #veganrecipes #plantbased #photooftheday #vegetables #pakoras #indianfood #wholefoods #cleaneating #nutrition #nutritionist #nourishingfood #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger #letfoodbethymedicine #food #foodie #iger #instagram #yycinfluencer #instagood #yycauthors #goodeats
Banquet fun. @shelleykassian @mjanecolette @authorjennahoward @guygavrielkay #wwcyyc2018 Through the Ages. #yyc #yycauthors #authorsofinstagram Good food. Great people and fabulous conversation
WHO DO YOU SAY YOU ARE? . What we say about ourselves will determine how successful we’ll be in any area we strive for success in. Negative thoughts and words have a dramatic impact on our brain. One single negative word can increase activity in our amygdala (the part of our brain linked to fear) and increase a stress response. The longer we stay in stress, the more damage is done on our brain and our body. Words have the power to alter gene expression both positively and negatively so it’s of the upmost importance that you watch what you say. If you want to be successful but you aren’t finding success, think about the things you say about yourself or about life. Are you constantly complaining, comparing yourself to others, being critical or resentful? It’s not life that’s got you down, it’s what you say about life. Focus on the person and the outcomes you long for. Instead of saying, “I’m not...”, say, “I’m the kind of person who...”. I’m the kind of person who works out and eats healthy. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t give up. I’m the kind of person who is kind, gentle, forgiving. Who do you want to be? Change what you say about yourself today and see what happens. Your brain and your body will thank you. . . . . #psychology #brainfood #foodforthought #successquotes #entrepreneur #motivation #saturday #weekendwisdom #ladyboss #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger #brainpower #wordsmatter #successfulwomen #entrepreneur #yyc #yycliving #yycauthors #yycinfluencer #influencer #instastyle #instagood #instagram #iger #writer #author
Meet Moji Taiwo, #Author , ‘I Give because I’m Blessed I’m Blessed because I Give’. This book chronicles her 40 year journey as a first generation immigrant to Canada. Her book will inspire, motivate and empower you. For more please see JacanaBooks.com. #yycbooks #yycauthors #yycwomen #blessed 🙏🏽 #jacanabooks
OMG so many new readers for this upcoming show!!! Let's start with 2: Madeleine Star Child and Minnie DeLight! *********** Get your tickets fast for this fundraiser celebrating local authors! Remember that all extra funds raised will go to a LGBTQ+ youth charity! https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3538925********* #calgarynightlife #calgarypride #calgaryevent #calgarysummer #calgaryevents #calgary #yycevent #yyc #yycnow #yycevents #yycshows #yycbusiness #yyclife #nakedgirlsreadingcalgary #nakedgirlsreading #localauthors #yyclocal #yycauthors #calgaryauthor
Totally forgot to post my book signing at the Dalhousie Chapters last week. A bit of a slow day with it being so sunny, but I got to share my message with the people that were supposed to hear it. So thankful that one of my biggest dreams came to life. I’ve already started writing (and am half way done) 📖 number ✌️ . Get ready for another upcoming bestseller! . . . . #writer #wholefoods #writersofinstagram #author #authorsofinstagram #yyc #yycauthors #yycinfluencer #influencer #foodie #healthyeating #nutrition #healthyeating #dreamscometrue #entrepreneur #ladyboss #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger #letfoodbethymedicine #instagram #iger #instagood #foodrehab
EATING A LOW CARB DIET CAN ACTUALLY MAKE YOU GAIN WEIGHT. . I am always amazed when people tell me that in order to lose weight, you have to cut out carbs. I could go off on a rant every time I hear that statement but sometimes I think, “what’s the use”? Carbs are not making you gain weight unless you’re eating refined, processed, sugar laden food. It’s so much more about the quality of food that determines your health. What I have found working in the health and fitness industry for the past 8 years is that it’s the low carb eaters who actually gain more weight! Why? Two reasons; . 1) When we cut out one class of food for an extended period of time, the body doesn’t respond well. We activate a stress response when we become restrictive which can cause us to hold onto weight through various hormonal changes. . 2) When we become restrictive or dogmatic with food, we stop tuning into what our body actually needs on any given day. We rob our body of important nutrients and we usually end up bingeing on the thing we’re so desperately avoiding. . It’s the people who maintain balance in their diet who find the most success long term, not the ones who chronically diet. If you are a person who is constantly restricting your food intake and find yourself fearful of food, yet end up bingeing on what you’re avoiding-it’s time to start paying attention to what your body really needs, not what some diet is telling you. . . . . #nourishingfood #influencer #foodie #healthyeating #nutrition #successful #healthyfood #healthyfats #carbsarenottheenemy #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger #letfoodbethymedicine #stopdieting #foodrehab #iger #instagram #instagood #eat #entrepreneur #yyc #yycliving #yycauthors #writer #wholefoods #weightloss
Is it the # longweekend yet? Waiting for the #grandkids #camping #yycauthors . #authorsofinstagram #timetorest . edits begin soon.
Opening talk for my book (coming soon)
Does anyone have a spell to finish publishing a book? Just a wave of the wand and a correctly pronounced incantation to have all the preparations, edits, templates, graphics, ISBNs, reviews, everything done all at once? I knew I wanted to self publish and I know at the end of the road I am going to be so happy with my finished professional project but right now feel like a fish out of water. Anybody with me? Any advice other than to breathe and drink a glass or two of wine a night? 😉 • Thanking all of the amazing self published authors out there who post awesome info and guidance on Instagram, blogs and YouTube. You all are helping this first timer’s journey in more ways than you know! • #selfpublishing #thestruggleisreal #indieauthors #canadianauthor #yycauthors #bookstagram #harrypotterandthecursedchild #harrypotterwand #hogsmeade #harrypotterfan #deathlyhallows #currentlyreading #selfpublishingjourney #fishoutofwater #totallyworthit
How cool is this?! Beaked hazel nuts. Tons of them. #foraging #vacation #myland #yellowheadcounty #authorsofinstagram #yycauthors Not the pincherries I was looking for. #winning #wilderness
LIFE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A STRUGGLE. . How many of you are someone or know someone who’s a major drama queen/king? It seems like their life is always chaotic, something is always wrong and the sky is perpetually falling. If life is calm, they will find some way to bring anxiety and doubt into it. They crave the drama-it’s their normal. It may sound crazy, but more people than we realise do this. They are literally addicted to chaos because chaos has become their normal. This happens for a variety or reasons but we see this almost often as a result of upbringing and environment. If we grew up around dysfunction, dysfunction becomes our “norm”. If we’ve been living in a chaotic environment for long enough, a calm environment will seem off, boring, like somethings not right. This causes an extreme amount of anxiety and makes our life terrible. In order to get out of that cycle though, you have to recognise you’re in it in the first place. Do you create drama, live in perpetual stress, always believe something is wrong with life or within your relationships even when there’s not? If this is you, I urge you to look deeper into your life and ask yourself why you’re never content and why you create an environment of stress where it doesn’t need to be. When you change this self-sabotaging nature and let go of fear and control, you will create and environment where change can happen. Have a great Friday, peeps! . . . . #iger #instagram #instagood #influencer #instadaily #ladyboss #yycliving #yycinfluencer #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger #success #inspiration #motivation #getoveryourself #letgo #healthymindset #healthyliving #food #faith #fitness #yycauthors #author #authorsofinstagram #writer #writersofinstagram #weekendwisdom #friday
My newest read from a friend of mine - and freshly baked cornmeal biscuits. I feel like they go together, since the book is set in the past, after Newfoundland joined Canada.
Today I was updated by my editor that she is half way through my book. It’s interesting how excitement and panic can take hold at the exact same moment. To try and ride the excitement train I thought I would post a book aesthetic based on my protagonist. Enjoy! • For my family based followers there was a lack of outing photos taken this weekend because my little guy crashed his bike hardcore Saturday morning and we have been lying low ever since. He’s fine just scrapes (face and legs) but it will be a struggle to get him back on the bike. Wish us luck! • Hope everyone had an amazing weekend that did not involve searching for first aid supplies. • #bookstagram #bookaesthetic #protagonist #youngadultbooks #youngadultromance #romancebooks #authorsofinstagram #alwayswriting #momfirst #momfail #firstaidrequired #completelyincompletebook #writinglife #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #yycauthors #indiepublishing #selfpublishing #lazyweekend #youngadultfiction
PLANT BASED MEXICAN SALAD. . Ok, so this recipe was supposed to be lettuce wraps but it turned into a ginormous salad bowl of deliciousness. The ‘meat’ of the dish (pardon the pun), is underneath all of the cashew sour cream that’s drizzled on top. It’s a black bean and quinoa mix that is literally 1 c of uncooked quinoa, 1 can of black beans rinsed and drained, 1 cup water and 2 tins of tomatoes all boiled until the quinoa is cooked and has soaked up all the moisture. Of course I added Mexican spices; chili powder, garlic powder, cumin and oregano. The rest is up to you in what kind of veggies you want to add in. The cashew sour cream recipe is from @ohsheglows and is super easy peezy to make. All in all it was a win! Happy Sunday peeps! . . . #plantbased #yycliving #yycinfluencer #writer #food #faith #foodie #fitness #sundayeats #vegan #veganfood #vegetables #veganrecipes #homemade #iger #instagram #instagood #instafood #mexicanfood #yum #summer #summereats #author #authorsofinstagram #weightloss #yycauthors #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger #entrepreneur
One more book signing today @chaptersindigo Crossiron at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. After several public appearances, I’m looking forward to writing again. #booksigning #booksigningevent #booksignings #yyc #yycnow #yycevents #yycauthors #crossironmills #crossironmillsmall #authorslife #authorsofinstagram
What #technology books are you reading these days? Don’t miss Jim A. Gibson’s book, Tip of the Spear: Our Species and Technology At A Crossroads. #yyc #yycauthors #canadianauthor #sundayread
Come see me at Indigo Signal Hill. I’ll be here until 2:00 pm with @katieohwrites and @alyslinn #booksigning #authorslife #yycevents #yycauthors #local #supportlocals
Four of my novels at Chapters Shawnessy have a special sticker on them. But one is breaking the sticker rules. Don’t tell the staff!#signedbytheauthor #romance #contemporaryromance #historicalromance #authorslife #yycauthors #calgaryauthor #authorsofinstagram
Kelly Sutherland supported a local author, will you? Booksigning at @chaptersindigo today. #chaptersshawnessy #yyc #yycauthors #yycevents #calgary #calgarystampede #womenofstampede
Rocking the radio interview with Nicole Roy. @suncountry997 Talking about #wos #womenofstampede #romancenovels #highriveralberta #yycauthors
Ever feel like a lost pineapple when you’re trying to write your novel? 🍍 You aren’t alone my friends! ❤️ One of the first steps you take when starting a novel is the outline. At least that’s what we are taught. 📖 Outlines work well for some people, and not others. If you’re an outline person then I’ve got some techniques you probably haven’t heard of! 👇🏼 http://cljepsen.com/2018/06/outline-your-novel I can help you decide what is the best fit for you. ☺️
Celebrating the successful launch of #wos . #womenofstampede #yycauthors . Thanks to my darling daughter for this gift. #flowers #wine #relaxing
Oh oh! My long awaited hard cover arrived today, complete with dust jacket! #canadadayweekend #celebration #presents #yycauthors #yyc #newbooks #wos #womenofstampede #cowgirlup #calgarystampede #albertagirl
Celebratory bonfire. Finished writing my next book. Released my Women of Stampede. #authorsofinstagram #yycauthors #yellowheadcounty #victory #celebration #beer #hubby #firewood
We came across this beautiful article about a local children’s author @stephaniehrehirchuk here in #yyc on the belocal.org please read her inspiring story below.👇🏻 To purchase her beautiful books the link will be in our bio! Stephanie Hrehirchuk is a children’s author who “accidentally fell into” the profession two years ago. A passionate yogi and mother, Stephanie had originally set out to write a manuscript on yoga practice and parenthood – but she wasn’t making the progress she’d hoped for. “There was a point where I needed to get past my self-doubt around putting this book in the world,” she says. “I thought that taking a children’s story that I’d already written and publishing it myself would give me the tools, knowledge and confidence to later publish this manuscript.” That children’s story – Anna and the Earth Angel – quickly snowballed into Stephanie self-publishing two more (Anna and the Tree Fort, and Anna and the Food Forest), each one based in Calgary and with the aim to provide kids in Grade 3-4 with the tools for creative problem solving and environmental stewardship. “All of my Anna stories are based on my life and adventures here in Tuscany and 12 Mile Coulee. The coulee has been my sanctuary for 12 years, and I wanted to connect others with the nature that they drive by every day. How alive, and yet sensitive, it is.” Stephanie has recently partnered with TreeEra to plant a tree for every print copy of an Anna book sold. TreeEra works to offset carbon emissions by planting trees in deforested regions of Alberta, British Columbia, and the United States. “The publishing industry is very hard on our forests,” Stephanie says. “I needed to find a way to be an author without contributing to that damage.” For books purchased locally (not through a third-party seller like Amazon), Stephanie gets them printed on recycled paper. In addition, Stephanie donates 10% of the profits from her Ayurveda-inspired nutrition guide Nourish to Fuel for School – an organization that brings nutritious breakfasts to elementary schools in need. “I want to plant a million trees and feed a million kids in my lifetime,” she says.
When the day is young and you're camping and writing and it's going well... Three o'clock is #beeroclock . #yycauthors #yellowheadcounty #authorsofinstagram #amwriting . 5k words today. This book is #goinglong . #deadlines . #beer #victory #katieohforthewin #outdoors #sunshine #albertagirl #canadiangirl #outdoorlife
I’m really proud to be part of the #womenofstampede romance series. Loosely based on #thecalgarystampede #yyc #yycauthors #romance #westernromance #romancefestival #romancefest #sweetandsultry
Judy Goodine made me this gorgeous feather quill. If you look closely, you’ll see a baby blue chuckwagon. I just LOVE it! #featherquill #tabledecoration #romancefestival #romancefest #yycauthors #yycevents #authorslife #authorsofinstagram
You never know who is going to stop by at a #romancefestival Meet @neilenock #yyc #yycauthors
I’m participating in Calgary’s first romance novel festival. So excited to be at Eau Claire. #yyc #yycauthors #romance #romancenovel #love #authorslife #authorsofinstagram
So excited to be a part of the Sultry and Sweet Summer Reads! If you’re in the area, stop by on June 24 from noon to four and say hello! #sultrysummeryyc #yycevents #yycfestivals #yycauthors #thingstodoincalgary
Great crowd for @adamdreece and his #KH launch! The King’s Horse is awesome! #steampunk #fairytale #kingshorse #yycevents #yycauthors
Took a walk downtown yesterday and had to appreciate the view. You can really take inspiration from anywhere! Beautiful city. #yycliving #yycauthors #peacebridgecalgary #yycdowntown
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