Reflections on a Fabulous Night

Last night, Laura Robinson, Benjamin Lefebvre and I gave a talk at the North York Central Library in Toronto, Ontario, The Canadian Home Front: L.M. Montgomery’s Reflections of War. I hadn’t been back to that branch in quite sometime and it was fun to speak at a library I had used so often when I was in High School.           The turn out was fabulous. We had over 75 people in attendance, which also means that they had to add two more rows of chairs! Sharon Andic, Senior Department Head for Children’s Books, Read More

An Interview with Benjamin Lefebvre

Benjamin Lefebvre’s resume is deeply impressive (see his bio below) and his passion for bringing all of L.M. Montgomery’s work and publications about her to the public has led to this outstanding first of three volumes, The L.M. Montgomery Reader. Volume One: A Life in Print. (Volume Two: A Critical Heritage is to be released this Spring.) This collection is not only exciting for those of us who are obsessed   interested in L.M. Montgomery and her work, but it is also a fascinating look at the construction of an author, how the media could shape someone and Read More

Method Writing in February

I’m finishing up an essay this weekend that has been quite challenging for me. I was invited to write about L.M. Montgomery from a writer’s point of view, focusing on how she used writing as therapy, specifically on Rilla of Ingleside and The Blythes are Quoted. And while I won’t go into those details here (you’ll have to read the essay for that, ha!), I stumbled upon something else that I thought would make a good blog post. We often talk as writers about getting into the body of our characters, how they move, observe Read More