CBC Nonfiction Prize Shortlist – “The Long Driveway

We don’t even trick-or-treat on this road because there aren’t enough neighbours. Instead, we drive 20 minutes into town and go in someone else’s neighbourhood, where the houses are close enough together that we can walk. We have to leave this house to feel joy.

Starts with a C, ends with an Answer – Cancer Master Post

Updates on my cancer journey are collected here, in chronological order with most recent appearing at the bottom. Some are password protected – please contact me for the password, as a temporary measure.

Audio: Interview by Jo Jordon for Hunter’s Bay Radio – Writing and the 2018 Muskoka Novel Marathon

Listen to this fantastic interview by Jo Jordon for Studio K! This is the third time I’ve had the opportunity to be interviewed by Jo. My first interview was about my volunteer work, and the second was with Kai and it centred on our trip to Iceland. She asks wonderful questions and always seems soContinue reading “Audio: Interview by Jo Jordon for Hunter’s Bay Radio – Writing and the 2018 Muskoka Novel Marathon”

Donate to Support Literacy – and Lesbians!

This year, I am shifting gears and aim to complete a novella, which is defined as a short novel or long short story (seriously). Novellas have between 7500 and 40 000 words, which is shorter for me, but my goal is to complete the piece and edit it in time for submission. I’ve had years where I didn’t even have time to spellcheck! And the idea I have for this year, well… It’s really special. And yes, there will be lesbians!

If you donate through the link provided, I may be lucky enough to secure a spot in next year’s marathon. So not only are you support literacy, but you may help me write more stories for lesbians – of which there can never be enough!

Bio & Keynote Address

BIO Kathleen May is a writer, speaker, and activist. Having begun as a volunteer, she is a crisis counsellor at a women’s shelter. Kathleen’s keynote address on Survivor Resiliency has been well received by agencies and those with lived experience alike, and she regularly speaks for smaller groups about self-care for activists, empowerment self-defence, findingContinue reading “Bio & Keynote Address”

Video: 3 Gentle Writing Guidelines

Tips for writers of any genre, any experience, any level of “expertise”. In this video I discuss some tips that work for me, some that don’t, and my journey with all-consuming self-doubt.

I also discuss the Novel Writing Marathon that I participate in every year. If you would like to donate to support Literacy Services and help me secure a spot next year, please click this link: https://tinyurl.com/y7s87br7

Website for the artist of “Cosmic”, seen in video: http://www.joyfulpaints.com/