Fall Wish List 2013

Summer has left much too quickly; anyone else find Labour Day a sad holiday? One nice thing about transitioning into fall are the fall fashions that are always warm and cute. This year, we haven't been paying too much attention to what is available in stores, as we've been super busy getting our book completed (for a refresher on our book, click here) and everything that goes with that, but a few pieces have caught our eye, and we've listed them here. 1. Daynah Quilted Shoulder Dress … [Read more...]

The Book Fairy Haven

Last week, we were featured on the Book Fairy Haven's blog. Tammy, who runs the blog, asked us to write about what makes for a compelling romance in YA fiction. We came up with Top 5 ingredients we find essential for a strong romance in YA fiction. To read the post, click here. … [Read more...]

Remembering Gary Shusett

Sadly, this past week on August 9th, 2013, Gary Shusett passed away after an illness. He was a lovely person, with a sweet and gruff disposition, and to those with Hollywood dreams, he was an important beacon of light. We met Gary a few years ago at his school, the Sherwood Oaks Experimental College, which he ran with the help of Christine Owens in its later years. Gary was a source of delight to us. He was enthralled with movies. At the Director's Guild Awards that we attended with him as … [Read more...]

Our Writing Process

We’ve both written apart before writing together, and the writing process as a single author is somewhat different, not to mention that it also varies depending upon the particular form for the story. For a novel, for this novel in particular, part of the challenge and part of the fun was developing a new writing process that worked for us, part inspiration, part necessity, especially since neither one of us had written a novel before as our focus had been mainly on screenplays and plays. … [Read more...]

Our New Book

It’s here! Stargazing from Nowhere, our YA novel, is finally available in paperback, with the ebook to follow next week. It is part Romantic-Comedy, part Teen Romance. When we first began writing scripts together, a YA novel was not on the horizon at all until we finished one of our scripts, an early version of the novel. While we loved the script format and knew it would make a wonderful romantic comedy, we also began to feel that the story would really suit a younger protagonist than … [Read more...]

Exciting News

We're busy with some final details for our new novel, so that's taking up a lot of our time. We will back here soon. … [Read more...]

Ryan Joelson

We got a chance to attend a Fashion show last week during Toronto Fashion Week 2013 and loved Toronto-based designer, Ryan Joelson's 2013 Spring collection. His collection was fresh, exciting and luxurious. What was especially unique was his wonderful ability to make tulle look punk-rock, yet still feminine. Here are a few pictures from the runway. … [Read more...]

Breaking Rules

There are many women who are naturally rebellious and constant rule-breakers, there are also those who break them occasionally, and then there are those who never break them at all. Breaking rules can be fun, and at times, completely necessary. It's important to know when to follow your instincts and to do what's best for you when you're not hurting anyone else, even if that does mean ruffling a few feathers when breaking other people's rules. Was there ever a time when you broke the rules … [Read more...]

Just Because…

For this week's Just Because series, we've focused on some pieces of jewellery that we love. We've sometimes been afraid of piling on too much jewellery and having a cluttered and confused look, so we both often opt for wearing pieces that are simple but pretty nonetheless. Have a great weekend!     … [Read more...]

Apple Maple Quinoa Porridge

There are only so many times a person can have toast and eggs for breakfast. Many people often lack the time and the energy it takes to come up with new ideas for a healthy and quick breakfast, so I wanted to share with you what I've recently found to be an amazing breakfast food that is so good for you, tastes good and is really quick to make. I came across Joy McCarthy's recipe from Joyous Health, and have been experimenting with a few of her recipes and have not been disappointed with any … [Read more...]