10 Facts About Shell Shock and World War I

“Shell shock” was the term used to describe initially inexplicable symptoms in soldiers in World War I. Although similar reactions to war have been recorded throughout history, World War I was the first industrialized war, i.e., instead of men carving arrow heads…

Book Launch in Waterloo! Between Worlds 5: Hide and Seek

I’m holding my first book launch in Waterloo! It’ll take place on Monday, November 25th, in Waterloo, for Between Worlds 5: Hide and Seek. Join me for a relaxing evening, including a tea and hot chocolate bar and yummy treats, and some…

“Between Worlds,” a Book Series for Teens, Gets a New Look

The redesigned book covers for "Between Worlds," a teen book series by Lori Wolf-Heffner

Starting later this month, you’ll see a new look to my book series for teens, Between Worlds. My graphics designer made some changes to her business, so it no longer made sense for the two of us to work together. I’m unveiling…

Kylie Thompson: When Collaboration Brings Opportunity

Choreography Kylie Thompson balancing on the side of one foot, her arms spread out, as though she's going to fall into a deep lunge to the side.

A good portion of my dance training involved dance exams. In the case of tap, I even had to memorize step definitions. “Tap: strike the floor with the ball of the foot, releasing it immediately.” Or, “Shuffle: a combination of a brush…

Between Worlds 4: What Friends Do

Cover for "Between Worlds 4: What Friends Do" by Canadian author Lori Wolf-Heffner

It’s officially out! Between Worlds 4: What Friends Do can be ordered starting today. In this instalment to my young adult series, Elisabeth and Juliana are forced to make difficult decisions that come with strong, social ramifications. But events like these are…

How to Understand Contemporary Dance Shows

Last year, I watched Yvonne Ng once dance a duet with Robert Glumbek at The Registry Theatre in Kitchener, Ontario. It was called “Stone Velvet,” and is a well-known piece within the contemporary dance world. I loved it. To me, the dance…

How Essentrics® Fits with My Writing Business

by Christine Peets, Captions Communications  Your first question might be, “What is Essentrics®?” The answer: a fitness program designed to re-balance the body through simultaneous stretching and strengthening all of the muscles and rebalancing the joints. Now, your second question: “How does…

“Between Worlds” Now Available as Large Print Books

Sophie Morgan, a supporting character in Between Worlds, is twelve and has juvenile macular degeneration. Aside from attempting to improve accessibility for my readers in general, it also seemed appropriate to offer the novels as large print books because of Sophie. However,…

Katharina Wolf: The Inspiration Behind Elisabeth Schuhmacher

Cover image for Lori Wolf-Heffner's "The Move" from the "Between Worlds" series

As a writer, I have my fingers typing away at many different projects, which keeps my creativity flowing. Today’s topic is my young adult series, Between Worlds, and the historical protagonist, Elisabeth. Elisabeth’s story is historical fiction, which means her timeline is…