What It Meant to Work in a Waterloo Region Rubber Factory

This article is part of the series The Trials and Jubilations of Working in the Rubber Industry: Rubber Worker Storiesand is supported by the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund. Do you dream of lifting 450 lbs. every five minutes? Would you enjoy an…

Zoom Reading from Between Worlds 8: A Father’s Journey

Book cover for Between Worlds 8: A Father's Journey, by Lori Wolf-Heffner

Two teens, a century apart, struggle to learn what love and fathers are really all about. That does it, Juliana vows. It’s Operation How to Train Your Father, full speed ahead. After years of making do with texts and phone calls while…

Facebook Launch for Between Worlds 8: A Father’s Journey

Book cover for Between Worlds 8: A Father's Journey, by Lori Wolf-Heffner

Two teens, a century apart, struggle to learn what love and fathers are really all about. That does it, Juliana vows. It’s Operation How to Train Your Father, full speed ahead. After years of making do with texts and phone calls while…

Meet the Author! Lori Wolf-Heffner

Head shot of Canadian author Lori Wolf-Heffner

Lori Wolf-Heffner joins the Frauengruppe to speak with us about her series of books. Her newest book, Between Worlds 8: A Father’s Journey, will be available today! Join us in a delightful afternoon as we meet with Lori and have cake and…

World Mental Health Day and Me

Profile of a head with a tree trunk in the neck and leaves for the brain. World Mental Health Day.

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 it sound like a meme: “An affirmation a day keeps the shrink…

What Do You Call Books Free from Explicit Content?

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

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 sounds like. In this blog post, I’ll explain what clean books are…

Writing about Anger While Keeping the Story Uplifting & Real

A pile of old suitcases wtih a pair of pink high-tops at the top. The cover for Between Worlds 1: The Move by Lori Wolf-Heffner

Have you ever read a story or watched a movie only to be disappointed in the ending because the protagonist won too easily? Don’t get me wrong: sometimes I enjoy a little cheese in my entertainment, especially at Christmastime, but I can…

What Did Elisabeth Wear? Clothing in Semlac

A young teenage girl wearing a white blouse and dark skirt and standing in front of a small tree. The photo is from the 1910s

Clothing in Semlac is perhaps the hardest detail to keep track of in Between Worlds. I have photos, but they don’t match the exact years that Between Worlds takes place in. Fashion in between the wars did begin to modernize, but to what extent I…

Book Discussion for Between Worlds 1: The Move

Two girls looking pensive, from two different times. "Between Worlds 1: The Move" by Lori Wolf-Heffner.

What excited you about Between Worlds 1: The Move? What didn’t you like? What do you want to know about it? I’m holding two book discussions today about the first book in the Between Worlds series. Readers of any age are welcome, and we’ll be…