Saturday, August 3, 2013

Growing Daylilies

New Kindle Book

First book is finally finished and on Amazon.
Other books are in the works.
Growing Daylilies a Personal Experience: Revised and Updated Edition 2015 ( Books)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Proofing books on iPad. Just posted on the Artwork and Photography blog about previewing your Kindle edition book in progress on your iPad. I'm slowly converting my site to eBooks.

 Kindle Edition Part II

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Still Reading

About Dogs

Since adopting Molly from a local SPCA, I've been reading a lot about dogs.
Molly is a very energetic Border Collie that was abused for the first 4 months of her life.
In the first weeks she was extremely nervous about just everything.
At first I wasn't quite sure how to handle her.

A friend loaned me her copy of
Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog . . . and Your Life by Cesar Millan
and this started my journey in reeducating myself about handling dogs.

Next I read The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs by Patricia McConnell Phd. This book made me realize how little I understood my dogs. I first read about clicker training for dogs in the first book. So I did a bit of research and found a great book;
 Reaching the Animal Mind: Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All Animals
This book is a good start but I needed more.

 Next came: The Power of Positive Dog Training Great help but I needed something else before I continued.

 Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out: Training Crazy Dogs from Over the Top to Under Control
This book helped specifically to calm her down when she lost controls of her emotions. Then I could go back to the previous book which I reread when needed.

Now I could never return to the old methods. But don't take my word for it, check out Use Your Clicker blog. This blog inspired me to give it a try. You will love the videos of Nana

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Vera I | Knowledge Network

British Series

In an earlier post, I wrote how disappointed I was that we don't have more British programming here in Quebec. Well, it turns out I was looking at the wrong channels. BC Knowledge Network does show more interesting programming. I had the pleasure of watching the first episode of Vera: Hidden Depths last Saturday. The main character, DCI Vera Stanhope was created by Ann Cleeves. I've already read the books and watching actress Brenda Blethyn play Vera adds to the experience. I will now check the programming on this network more often.

  Vera I | Knowledge Network

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Authors on Twitter

Social Networking

There are many ways of discovering new authors.
It would be wrong to limit myself to recommendations only from online bookstores.
To reach a wider audience, savvy authors use social networks, like Twitter.
I plan to do the same when my book is out.