In which I meet with a family whose ten-year-old daughter. Audrey, adores sock monkeys. She read The Secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea and loved it.
In Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog, Augusta makes her beloved Gooseberry Jam to sell at the town’s market. This version is based on a recipe for “Gooseberry Jam” from the old (1965 edition) Fanny Farmer Cookbook. When we first made this, we didn’t have the “red currant juice” it called for, so I… Read More
Writers enjoy including food in our books. We’re often hungry while we’re writing! The opportunity to describe food so well that the reader can taste it is one of the fun parts of writing! This month, I’ll be sharing recipes from my books and other cookbooks I love. In Tango: The Tale of an Island… Read More
Has reading Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog encouraged your family to consider a trip to Prince Edward Island? The PEI Tourism Board encourages visitors to submit photos to their site. This photo by Trevor Mount was taken with a drone camera! Have a look at the other photos on this site, too. I… Read More
Fishing is an industry on Prince Edward Island, the setting of Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog. Many people earn their living this way. In Chapter 4, Pastor MacDougal performs The Blessing of the Boats at the beginning of the lobster season on May 4th. In honor of that day, here is a poem… Read More
I’ve shared that one of my favorite places to visit is Prince Edward Island, so much that I wrote an entire book set there! Here’s a slideshow of some of the photos I’ve taken over the years. Is there a place that has a lot of meaning for you? Good memories? Beautiful vistas? Tourist attractions… Read More
Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog is set on Prince Edward Island, a locale I’ve visited many times, encouraged by reading L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables books. Here are some beautiful photos of Prince Edward Island from Victoria magazine.
In Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog, Tango learns to be brave. Even though they’re quite small compared to some dogs, Yorkshire terriers are loyal and smart. Yorkshire Terrier Saves Owner From a Bear A different bear story: Yorkie Fights Off Bear Spunky Yorkshire Terrier Saves Her Owner’s Life Yorkie Doodle Dandy: A Canine… Read More
Tango, my beloved dog who passed on last year, the model for one of the main characters in Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog, was a Yorkshire Terrier. Do you know much about this breed? Do you realize that it has been a popular pet since Victorian times, first being recognized by the American… Read More
Tango is traveling by boat on the ocean with his person, Marcellina, and her boyfriend Diego when Tango is washed overboard! In the months that follow, his fondest wish is to find his way home to Marcellina. He does everything within his power to make that wish come true. He has a lot of help… Read More