Hi, and welcome to my space. I’m here most days, sharing one of my photos and a few simple words.

I’m a writer, photographer, gardener, and somewhat-fanatical grandma making the most of this season of lifeI thought I’d have things figured out by now, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay.

I live in British Columbia, Canada with my husband and our two doted-upon Yorkshire Terriers but I’ll always be a Saskatchewan prairie girl.

I dabble with words. My work has been included in a couple of anthologies, and in assorted online and in-print publications. I’ve written two memoirs. The first, Two Hearts: An Adoptee’s Journey Through Grief to Gratitude, is about my messy quest to find family. The second, The Presence of Absence: A Story About Busyness, Brokenness, and Being Beloved, is a spiritual memoir about—well, the subtitle really says it all.

I think a lot about grace and love and faith, and do my best to wrap my mind around it all (hence, the new book). And the sweetness . . . ah, the sweetness. Tapping out words helps sort things out.

I take photos. I like getting up close and personal with flowers and nature. I like to think that my images direct the eye first to the Creator, and then to the created. That’s the goal, anyway. My garden is my happy place—it feeds my body and soul to dig in the dirt. There is so much to learn in a garden. Plus, you get vegetables. I’m at my best early in the morning. Waking around 4 a.m. gives me a good chunk of solitary time for prayer, reflection, reading, and writing before I have to do life.

Questions, comments, or just want to say hi? I’d love to hear from you.

Linda Hoye


  1. Linda, I was quite taken with your Slice of Life annual books based on your blog posts. I’ve been thinking of perhaps using KDP, formerly CreateSpace, for my memoir. After my three year battle with chronic pain and facing a major surgery because of it, I’m not up to going any other route to publish. However, I’d like to have copies for family and friends who want to read it. How difficult do you find the new process to be? If you’d rather email me directly, feel free (salice78@comcast.net).

    1. Sherrey, I’m sending you an email.

  2. Hello Linda! I’m so encouraged to “find” you today! And to find nearness of age, interests, faith. I’ve felt for a time now as a long-time diary/journalist, the desire to write family stories of my heart into some form my children, etc. would hopefully gain from reading. I feel almost a calling to do this, and now you’ve provided by example and pdf. steps toward that goal. So many thanks for sharing your delightfully entitled, “Slice of life” as the gentleness and beauty of your writing and pictures are such a balm. To mention also, if you’ve not happened upon her already, I find a blog by Susan Branch (susanbranch.com) with her writing and artistry, to bring enjoyable moments . Every blessing!!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a few words here, Ann. It’s always a gift to encounter kindreds, isn’t it? I am not familiar with Susan Branch—thank you for bringing her work to my attention. I’m popping over to take a peek now. Wishing you a pleasant afternoon.

  3. Hi Linda. I came across your name on the “Love in the Time of Corona” community. I left you a little introductory comment there. I live in BC as well. I’m in the Fraser Valley. I’m a retired healthcare chaplain and now devoting some of my time to my writing, including poetry etc. My name is Alan. I can relate to your writing/photography/grandparent roles. If you are anything like me, we are in an exciting stage of life. God bless. I hope our paths cross again. I have a blog as well. I call it, Scarred Joy. I hope you don’t find me too forward by telling you where my blog is. I’m on WordPress at, https://scarredjoy.ca/. Take care for now. 🙂

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