About

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My heart and soul, my Velcro Dog

I am grateful to be on a sabbatical from real life where, instead of writing, I was a problem solver and organizer of all things project and process related. I am also a #Spoonie who battles daily the ravages of fibromyalgia, chronic pain, fatigue, and depression.

I have been an office manager, volunteer coordinator, life coach, therapist, project manager, process engineer, and systems trainer. My path in life has always been along the long winding path, meandering to my eventual waypoints instead of taking the direct and predictable. It’s my nature to meander. To explore the quirky and the interesting along the way. Thank you for taking a chance and meandering with me.

Where to Find Me

I can be found online on Twitter (@nr_lines), my Facebook page (nrlinesauthor), and my blog. But mostly on Twitter. You can also email me at nrlineswriter (at) gmail (dot) com.

More About Me

  • My first priority is always to tend my fragile spoons (or energy for those not versed in spoon theory). This often means saying no to many things so I can say yes to the few things that give me joy or are a necessary part of living.
  • I live in clutter and I embrace the chaos.
  • Books keep me sane.
  • Twitter is my doorway to life outside my self.
  • My husband is my rock and my voice of reason.
  • Writing is my life blood.
  • Velcro Dog is my heart and soul.
  • I am an unabashed fangirl
  • I am Canadian. I have always been Canadian. I will always be Canadian.
  • Velcro Dog runs the world and I gladly let him.
  • I write romance stories. They have happy endings, but the journey can be brutal.
  • I am an oldest child, an over achiever, and highly opinionated.
  • I’m also willing to listen and will do my best to hear you instead of talking over you.
  • I believe that love is love and we have no right to judge or place rules on a person’s right to their own identity, religion, gender, sexuality, race, or ethnicity.
  • I am a tea connoisseur  and a whisky snob. I have no regrets.
  • I once went an entire month without tea. It wasn’t pretty.
  • Dogs are better than cats. Mostly because I’m allergic to cats. And because Velcro Dog looks at me with unconditional love and I can do no wrong in his eyes.

Things I love

  • All things Star Trek
  • Castle seasons 1 – 5
  • Star Wars (though I like to pretend movies I, II, and III are not canon)
  • Rescue dogs
  • Firefly and Serenity – in all their problematic glory
  • Sherlock
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Romance novels of all shapes and size and sub-genres
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • The Marvel movie universe
  • Parks and Recreation
  • The Office
  • CSI – the original series
  • Chuck
  • Psych
  • Supernatural
  • Wildflowers
  • Dragonflies
  • Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series – books and STARZ series
  • Orchids
  • Tea – especially loose leaf teas
  • Whisky – gimme all the top shelf whisky, please!
  • X-Files
  • John Oliver
  • Ever After
  • Leverage
  • The Librarians
  • Gluten free pasteries
  • Dark chocolate
  • Stirfry
  • Sashimi and sushi
  • Modern Family
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Knitting with fine yarn
  • Kristine Wyllys – her books are magic and give me life
  • Farrah Rochon – she is my inspiration and her stories are the purest light
  • Roxanne St. Claire – an extraordinary woman who gives so much to her fans
  • Erica Monroe – she is a warrior and a champion and her words fill my soul
  • Blackish
  • Underground
  • History – we cannot figure out where we are going until we know where we’ve been
  • Psychology and the social sciences
  • Science!
  • Writing – the art of bleeding my truth into words
  • Garlic scapes
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • The Pacific Northwest
  • Xan West – Their writing challenges my perceptions and expands my world
  • Cookbooks
  • Sparkling wine
  • Clue – the movie, sometimes the game
  • The ocean
  • Travel

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