“I Thought I Could Never Make a Living From Art”

Candice Leyland, watercolour artist and art teacher, never imagined she’d be where she is today: making a living from her art. As a writer, I can empathize. One stereotype that still exists is that of the starving artist (or writer). In this…

Giving Books as Gifts to Voracious Reader

Lori Wolf-Heffner reading one of her books. Her series Between Worlds is free from explicit content.

It can often be difficult giving books as gifts to an avid reader in your family: You have to know their favourite genres, favourite and disliked authors, and what books they’ve read and bought. Which is why trying a new author could…

Assumptions You Hold About Yourself May Affect Your Creativity

I once did a few comedy improv workshops once for troubled teens in a local high school. Most of the scenes were about sex, so I urged the students to try something else. A young man spoke up. “You know we’re teens,…