what comes around…

This seems only fitting for my 100th post at Incidental Pieces…One of the added features I came up with for TheBirthHouse.com before the launch of the book was The Hysteria Quiz. I thought it would be fun to have a little tongue-in-the-cheeky poke at how doctors diagnosed women with this condition at the turn of the century. I based the questions on various causes and symptoms listed in sources of the time (reading too many novels, taking too many bike rides, writing cramps, weariness, ticklishness, etc.)and my dear husband Ian (and web geek in residence) set to writing the code

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WOTS – Halifax

Today I went to Halifax’s Word on the Street. It was a fab day for all in the new spacious, dry, and hurricane-free digs at Pier 23! I kicked off my time there with a bit of reading and then a lively Q&A session led by one of my favourite on-the-scene writers, Sue Carter Flinn. So great to see Sue again along with so many familiar faces. Here are a few of them… Although WOTS Halifax didn’t feature Ms. Atwood’s Long Pen – or as George over at BookNinja affectionately calls it “The Frankenhand” (can’t wait to see the pics,

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