Lori's Blog on Books, Writing, and Creativity

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Books for Teens and Adults That Celebrate New Beginnings

Lori Wolf-Heffner | January 26, 2024
I generally find writing books about new beginnings easier than those about old beginnings. What do I mean by old and new beginnings? Old beginnings are in the past: you…

Setting Books in Belmont Village Kitchener: Between Worlds and Love on Belmont

Lori Wolf-Heffner | September 8, 2023
I’ve spent most of my life in the twin cities of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Both cities have a downtown core, but Kitchener also has a little shopping gem: Belmont Village. It…

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…

What Did Elisabeth Wear? Clothing in Semlac

Lori Wolf-Heffner | May 29, 2020
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…

What to Do at Home During Covid-19 Pandemic

Lori Wolf-Heffner | March 13, 2020
I have to admit, everything shutting down because of the pandemic caused by Covid-19 has angered me. But I suppose that’s a normal reaction when a lot of important and…

A Different Way to Listen

Lori Wolf-Heffner | February 18, 2017
I’m going to introduce you to a man you have probably never heard of. His name is Joseph Schaeffer. He’s a mediator and educator. If you’ve been around long enough,…

A Letter to Refugees and Immigrants in Canada

Lori Wolf-Heffner | January 5, 2017
Dear Refugees & Immigrants, Happy New Year! And welcome to Canada. As I sat around during the holidays, missing members of my family who’ve passed away, I started to think…

The Point of Honouring Someone’s Memory

Lori Wolf-Heffner | November 2, 2016
What is the significance of honouring someone's memory?

Preparing for Parenthood Creatively

Lori Wolf-Heffner | July 22, 2014
Entering parenthood was not an easy road for me. But let me back up. I stayed in university for quite a few years, partly because it was safe. I liked…

The Introvert Who Couldn’t be Alone

Lori Wolf-Heffner | July 2, 2014
Ask any introvert, and one of the things they most likely cherish is time by themselves. I belong to that category, but I have a love/hate relationship with being alone.…

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