As the rain falls and falls and falls in Vancouver, it's time to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book. As much as I love writing, I love reading other people's work just as much. 

When I'm reading a book I'm crazy about, I have a habit of repeatedly checking the photo of the author on the back cover, to gaze at the person who can put words together in such a wonderful way. Other people gasp at amazing stick-handling in hockey or an awesome angle that makes a photograph come alive; I revere the placement of words to create worlds that come alive in my mind.

Lovely rain.