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Lori's Blog on Books, Writing, and Creativity

Enjoy these articles on my books, writing in general, and the even broader topic of creativity. Although most have been written by me, I invite guests to contribute, too.

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2020: The Year of Empathy, My Book List

Lori Wolf-Heffner | December 9, 2020
I’ve been trying to figure out a way to encapsulate all of this year in a word that encompasses both the pain that many have felt but perhaps also the…

3 Ways to Help Local Businesses Without Spending Money

Lori Wolf-Heffner | December 7, 2020
Please forgive the headline: Depending on the context, it can come across as originating from a cheapskate. But my intention is good. Because of the pandemic this year, you’ve likely…

Discovering the Allure of Black Tea

Lori Wolf-Heffner | December 2, 2020
When I tried my first cup of loose-leaf black tea, my first reaction was, “Oh, it tastes like black tea.” Hardly a culinary epiphany of gastronomical proportions. I was disheartened…

Giving Books as Gifts to Voracious Reader

Lori Wolf-Heffner | November 11, 2020
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…

Coming Soon: Lori Wolf-Heffner’s Online Store

Lori Wolf-Heffner | October 24, 2020
Just a very quick heads-up: If you live in or are shipping to an address in Canada, you’ll soon be able to order signed books directly from me. I do…

Book Release! Between Worlds 7: What Will Come

Lori Wolf-Heffner | October 21, 2020
Between Worlds 7: What Will Come releases today! The last of the “second season” of the series, I’m excited to enter into the last few months of such a downer year…

World Mental Health Day and Me

Lori Wolf-Heffner | October 9, 2020
Today is World Mental Health Day, and it’s a day I’ll admit I’m always conflicted about. I sometimes worry that some of the messaging on mental health and mental illness makes…

Lisa LaTouche on Tap

Lori Wolf-Heffner | September 25, 2020
Lisa LaTouche began tap at age eight after her mother showed her a little time step. Her career has taken off since. She’s studied under Buster Brown, Gregory Hines, and Savion…

What Do You Call Books Free from Explicit Content?

Lori Wolf-Heffner | August 11, 2020
I set out to write books free from explicit content, but I didn’t know there was an actual term for that. The term is “clean books,” which isn’t what it…

A Review of Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related. A Memoir, by Jenny Heijun Wills (McClelland & Stewart, 2019)

Lori Wolf-Heffner | July 10, 2020
This book hit me in the gut. Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related by Jenny Heijun Wills is a poetic, edgy, sad, and ultimately hopeful memoir about gender, ethnicity, and skin…

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