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Take 2 Minutes. Watch This. Make a World of Difference.

This explains (much better than I ever have been able to!) why I have always felt so strongly about donating half the proceeds from my first two poetry collections to Unicef’s Gift of Education. I’ll keep giving a portion of the proceeds from those two books to Unicef’s Gift of Education Program, to give educations…

Taking the LEAP

American writer and poet Jamie Dedes, a former columnist and features writer, reviewed ‘Leap’ today in her Saturday Review series. I’m thrilled with her well-written, informative review (and tickled she’d put Anne Murray, k.d. lang, and Mark Vonnegut in the same sentence as my name) and wanted to share parts of it with my readers…

What Christmas Means to Me

Look what arrived in the mail yesterday–the certificate for the latest Gift of Education donation I made on behalf of readers of Where the Butterflies Go and Leap. Merry Christmas to those who celebrate, and wishes for a 2011 filled with love, laughter and good surprises for all my other readers. Thanks so much to…

A Few of my Favourite Things: Blogging

I have found a second home here in the blogosphere, with too many benefits to mention. I started my blog a little over two years ago, but I didn’t get really involved with the blogging community until my book Leap came out in February 2010. I had posted a few of the poems from my…