Tag Archives: Battle of Waterloo

The Lion’s Mound, Waterloo Battlefield

On June 18th, 1815, one of the bloodiest and most famous battles in history was fought in the fields southeast of Brussels, the present-day capital of Belgium. At the Battle of Waterloo, Lord Wellington and his allies defeated the French … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, History, Jaspa's Journey, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Jaspa’s Journey 3: Jaspa’s Waterloo

The weather authorities say that today may have been the coldest on record here in the Waterloo region of Southern Ontario, as temperatures plummeted to -26 ºC (-15 ºF)! So is this a record or isn’t it? Well, it’s all … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Geocaching, History, Jaspa's Journey, Publishing, Travel, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Art Attack!

It’s said that, ‘You can’t judge a book by its cover’. Yet most of us do just that on a regular basis. Literally. You know it’s true. It could be the best book in the world. But if the cover … Continue reading

Posted in Jaspa's Journey, Publishing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

First Draft

It’s been a very exciting week for me, because on Thursday Rich completed the first full draft of Jaspa’s Journey 3!! That’s a huge step, but there’s still a lot of work to be done before the manuscript can emerge … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, History, Jaspa's Journey, Publishing, Travel, USA, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

In the details

Part of what makes Jaspa’s Journey different from other children’s novels is the importance placed on the detail with which the background is portrayed. As such, the locations where the stories are set come close to being additional characters in … Continue reading

Posted in Jaspa's Journey, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment