Born and raised in Toronto, Jane escaped to the family farm near Port Perry, Ontario at the earliest opportunity where she lives with her husband, daughter and an assortment of cats, dogs, chickens and horses.
When did you first start writing?
Like a lot of people, I wrote a lot in school. Especially university. I started writing fiction later on when I was looking for a new interest and found out I really liked it.
Mitchell Parker has acquired the greatest anniversary present in history, to unveil at the quiet but lavish evening he and Eileen had planned at their favourite hotel. However, the occasion isn't going as planned and he finds himself observing a table across the dining room. As he watches a young couple Mitchell Parker realizes he has another gift to offer in celebration.
Oliver is a kitten who wants Santa to bring him a pony for Christmas. Oliver’s mother thinks he should ask Santa to find him a good home instead. Midnight is a cantankerous old barn cat who is suffering from loneliness due to the fact that Arlo the barn cat is hanging around at Dr. Phelps’ house instead of home where he belongs. Midnight is considering moving in with the chickens.
All she wants is to spend the day with her beloved husband. Instead she's going to spend it at the office, another day sacrificed to the toxic reign of The Bastard.
A tongue-in-cheek short story examining the ruinous effects of work-life imbalance.
Includes an excerpt from my novel Nothing Ventured.
Molly Malone is obsessed with putting herself on the map by building a prestigious housing development. All she needs to get started is a very large wad of cash. Romance is about the last thing she would ever pencil into her overflowing diary until she encounters the breathtakingly handsome Paul Farnsworth, front man for a group of investors who might back Molly’s project.
I enjoyed this little anthology. It's a very personal expression of affection for horses along with a detailed and technical explanation of engagement as well as an essay on the importance of warming up a horse before work and cooling it out again after.
I particularly liked the poems because of their humour and overall sentiment toward horses.