harry-sandhu-148249-unsplash Why does Canada celebrate July 1st as our annual day of national pride, instead of July 4th? This goes back to the formation of our country on July 1st, 1867 when the British North American Act under Prime Minister John A. MacDonald made the federation of four provinces “the Dominion of Canada”. The year [...]
Today is National Polar Bear Day and what better way to celebrate than with a few Fun Facts from the heroine of my book NORTHERN DECEPTION. Northern Deception takes place in Churchill, Manitoba which is aptly called the “Polar Bear Capital of the World." Canada has more to offer than ice, snow and polar bears, [...]
The idea for Northern Deception came in stages. I was entering a contest looking for books about Canadian heroes, to be set in Canada or set outside Canada but the main criteria was that the hero had to be a Canadian. So, I was mulling over ideas for a Canadian hero and I knew most people would think of making their hero a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer because they’re a Canadian icon—the red-coated Mountie on a horse. And I’d been joking with my husband that people think of Canadians as either Mounties or lumberjacks in red plaid shirts.
Northern Deception (Heroes of the Tundra #1) by Laurie Wood AMAZON LINK Reunions can be deadly. After a savage attack in university, Kira Summers fled to the safety of northern Canada and her work as a polar bear scientist. But when her whistleblower brother dies in a mysterious car crash, she must return home to [...]
Last year my husband was the Executive Assistant to a Brigadier-General in our Royal Canadian Air Force – the equivalent to a one-star General in your American Air Force – and we were excited to be attending the Annual Air Force Commander’s Gala with our two adult children who both have Down Syndrome. They love [...]
Last weekend we took our family to see the movie “Christopher Robin." This live action remake of the Winnie-the-Pooh story is Disney’s latest addition to their canon of classic childhood tales we all grew up on. And like most children, ours were eager to see Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga and Roo, and Piglet on the [...]
Coming in December, Northern Deception by Laurie Wood, a Christian romantic suspense! Reunions can be deadly. After a savage attack in university, Kira Summers fled to the safety of northern Canada and her work as a polar bear scientist. But when her whistleblower brother dies in a mysterious car crash, she must return home to bury him and pack his [...]