Writing

I’m thrilled to tell you that I have published six books so far. They’re all available as Kindle eBooks and in paperback, as well.  I hope you’ll check them out!

I have also just finished writing a new textbook on river ice.  Please click here for more info on that!

Thanks for reading!

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Who Says You Can’t Herd Cats? 

Kindle eBook available on Amazon for only $1.99!  Also available as a full colour paperback.

If you’re a cat lover, if you’ve ever brought home a stray or opened your door to a wee ball of fur on a cold winter’s day, or if you just like a good belly laugh – then this book is for you! In these 22 short stories, you’ll meet the complete cornucopia of crazy cats who have adopted us and made the “Hicks Cat Ranch” their home over the past 20 years. Get to know Mrs. Hall (the music critic), Karl the Joker (he loves to scare Chihuahuas), Boris the Gladiator (try getting HIM to the vet!), Miss Winifred Harbottle (a dainty little thing – but oh, you do NOT want to meet her outdoors!), and Buddy the Little Whittler (ya – we used to have nice furniture…) and all the rest of our furry feline friends. There are flying cats, jumping cats, bouncy cats, balls of cats, scaredy-cats, and scary cats… when you’ve lived with this many cats – you’ve pretty much seen it all! Laugh along with us as you read about their antics on the “Hicks Cat Ranch”. (Includes more than 70 candid, cute, colour cat photos!).

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Defining Moments KindleDefining Moments

Scientist Ellie Ward has discovered a window to the past. In fact, she discovered it at her childhood home when she was nine and she’s been using it to extract herself from bad situations ever since. Each time it’s returned her to the ‘defining moment’ in her past – the point in time where a bad decision set her on the path to tragedy. The problem is, Ellie never knows what her defining moments were and so she never has any idea how much of her life she’s going to have to repeat to avoid her latest ordeal. When Ellie’s research takes her to a remote area of northern Canada, she faces yet another crisis when her small plane crashes in the bush. Seriously injured and stranded more than 2000 miles from her portal to the past, this time Ellie has no way to ‘rewind the clock’.

Defining Moments is available as a Kindle eBook (and in paperback, too!) from Amazon.ca , Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, and other Amazon sites.

Kindle Prime members can borrow it free from Kindle Select anytime!


A Day in the Life of a Professor

Life as a professor can be hectic and stressful – especially when you’re the only woman in a faculty of 140 men! From the classroom to the boardroom – there’s never a dull moment. This little book contains five short stories describing some of my experiences – both strange and comical – to give you a taste of life as a professor.

The Kindle eBook is available on Amazon.com for only $0.99. Kindle Prime members can borrow it for free!  (Click here for links to A Day in the Life of a Professor on other Amazon sites.)

 


Book 1 Front Cover

The Weird and Wonderful World of River Icwe

Kindle eBook available on Amazon for only $1.99!  Also available as a full colour paperback.

Have you ever looked at a river during freeze-up and marvelled at how unusual it appears? Thanks to the complex interactions between stream currents and weather conditions, rivers experience a fascinating variety of ice processes. If you’ve ever wondered how rivers freeze up – this is your opportunity to learn about frazil ice, hummocky ice, and ice jams – as well as fun ice types like pizza ice, marble ice, ice trumpets, and ice flowers. With more than 60 beautiful full color photos, this book is your essential introduction to the weird and wonderful world of river ice.


A Christmas Book for the Ukulele Beginner A_Christmas_Book_for_Cover_for_Kindle

This ukulele book is aimed at the complete beginner.  If you’re a parent looking to get your son or daughter a ukulele for Christmas – this book will provide you with essential advice on choosing a ukulele.  You can then give this book to your child as a Christmas gift along with the ukulele, so that they have playing instructions and songs to get them started.  If you’re planning to buy your own ukulele, you can read the advice provided in this book directly and, once you have your ukulele, you’ll also be able to use the instructions and music in this book to get started playing Christmas tunes right away. Whatever your approach, I am sure that this wonderful little instrument will bring many hours of joy! (Includes 19 color photos, and contains advice for buying a ukulele, details of essential accessories, instructions on how to play, a ukulele chord chart, and 9 Christmas songs.

This beautiful full color music book is available from Amazon.com for only $7.99. It’s also available as a  Kindle eBook  for only $1.99. Kindle Prime members can borrow the eBook for free!  (Click here for links to this book on other Amazon sites.)

Book2 Front CoverThis book also comes in a non-Christmas version – all the same great information – plus 10 easy tunes to get you started playing your new ukulele right away: Amazing Grace, Home on the Range, Scarborough Fair, There is a Tavern in the Town, My Grandfather’s Clock, On Top of Old Smokey, Drunken Sailor, Skye Boat Song, Will the Circle Be Unbroken,  and Just a Closer Walk with Thee.  Available as a Kindle book from Amazon.com and affiliates, and coming soon in print! 

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