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On the 20th of every month, paid subscribers receive a personal not-available-anywhere-else exclusive essay from me along with monthly features like the beloved “book corner” where I chat about all the books I’ve been reading – and what I really think of them, the monthly “Good Things” feature with inspiring or funny or fierce or lovely things I am into at the moment, the occasional giveaway, links worth clicking to insightful and necessary articles (and the occasional Buzzfeed quiz), powerful women worth following, and so much more.  There may be extra bonus emails throughout the month as well with answers to user-submitted questions – so stay tuned for that. You will also be the very first ones to hear about any new books, projects, or announcements. 

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“The 20th is my favourite morning to wake up!”

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“My only complaint is that I wish it came more often.”

I know we’re all busy and so I don’t want this email to be just “one more thing” in your email inbox so instead Field Notes is more like a combo of a newsy note from a friend and a fantastic magazine stuffed with content. It’s an email to savour over an long evening read while you have a million tabs open.

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  • I know there are a lot of important things happening in the world but if you need a little rest from it all, I wrote a story about driving with my mother, my son, and Rich Mullins.

Link is in my profile.
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  • Small child: Mummy, when you leave my room at night, I can't remember what your voice sounds like.

Me: Even when you can't see me, my voice still sounds like this...." I love you." Her: That *is* your voice! The love voice! Even in the dark! 😭
  • The advance reader copies of my new book started to land in the hands of readers and my heart is one part 💗💖💞❣ and one part 🤯😱🤮. This process of working on something for years in secret and then putting it out into the world is, well, it's A Whole Thing. 
P.S. The launch team for #ReasonableMiracles is 🔥🔥🔥.
  • Our last morning in the prairies, we decided at the last minute to swim in Last Mountain Lake together and visit the cottage where I spent so many happy days with family as a kid. Listen, I have never been in colder water - and I swim in glacier water - but it was so worth it. 😱 We laughed ourselves silly. So many memories, so grateful for time with our extended family, and all of our time together just us two as she heads into her teen years. No better way to launch than with a strong connection to the people and places who love us. Now to go back to real life...
  • Mac the Moose is missing his antlers because someone dared to challenge the tallest moose claim of Moose Jaw (the audacity!) so a new set is underway to teach the upstarts a lesson but he is still looking good. Thanks for a lovely weekend Moose Jaw...onward to Weyburn!


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