Need a stocking stuffer or holiday gift? Read my new eBook, a collection of interviews of local creatives who fight adversity . . . .

Getting Past It: Five Creatives Face Adversity . . . I’m happy to update you that today, my new eBook of this name has become available online!
Saskatoon designer and artist Kat Bens and Toronto based designer Oliver Sutherns have collaborated with me to produce an electronic collection of interviews with five Creatives who have battled adversity in their lives.

One interviewee faced nearly certain death from a heart attack brought on indirectly from faulty cancer treatment. Yet he moved on with painting, doing business and travelling . . . .

Another responded to the trauma of losing jobs by teaching herself HTML and volunteering “tens of thousands of hours” on a far-reaching anti-domestic abuse network for women . . . .
And more . . .

The phrase “Getting Past It” refers to the losses, traumas and other challenges that these people have “gotten past,” as well as any assumption we often make that life ends (i.e. we get “past it”) at age 40 or 60 or 100.

The issue is not whether these creative people dealt with adversity, but how, and the extraordinary achievements they’ve made, along the way. The stories are compelling and may inspire others in our community to facing adversity in similarly quiet, unsung lives.

The collection makes a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer!

The eBook, the first in a series to come in the future, is now available for purchase on the home page of my website at

I hope to hear from you and Happy Holidays 2015 to all of my readers!

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