Greetings writers!

What a time we’re living in! We hope that you and your families and loved ones are safe, healthy and finding time to be creative as we trudge through these challenging days of staying home.

Gertrude’s Writing Room – the space – must remain closed in compliance with health and safety regulations delegated by municipal, provincial and federal governments.

All workshops and classes have been put on hold.

If you are interested in one-to-one editorial, mentoring or creative guidance sessions with Vanessa Shields, please email her at This could be the perfect time for you to invigorate your writing life! We are here to help you bloom!

Thank you for your patience. Keep reading. Keep writing. Keep loving. Keep spreading good news.