my name is
Shawna Lemay.

I’m a writer who lives in Edmonton, Canada. My most recent novel is titled, Rumi and the Red Handbag. I've also published several books of poetry and a book of essays titled Calm Things. For many years I've written a blog with the same name. I've wanted to try a different blogging format and a different mode of blogging, for some time. So, you'll be seeing affiliate links and a donation button and I'll be trying new things and experimenting. 

What I really hope is that this blog inspires you to create some beauty of your own, and to take some time to contemplate those moments of ordinary, everyday beauty. 

Feel free to leave a comment or follow me on social media.

Read more about me on my author site, and please consider buying a book (or two). 


Lovers find secret places
inside this violent world
where they make transactions
with beauty

- Rumi