Daphne Gordon at the gates of Trinity Bellwoods.

Hi! I’m Daphne

I am a writer and editor with one foot in journalism and the other in fiction.

I grew up in the small town of Stratford, Ont., and I now live in the big city of Toronto with my husband Terry and my son Arlo.

We love to walk and bike around our neighbourhood, Queen West, where we read, play hockey, eat ice cream and visit with friends.

I am nuts for books. They keep me sane, provide comfort, and form the moral centre for my life. I read at least one book a week, and I write reviews of those books on my blog.

Considering hiring me as a writer or editor?  Find out more about my work experience on LinkedIn, and read samples of my writing and editing on my portfolio page.


Terms of Use

This policy is valid from March 20, 2018.

The reading of all information on daphnegordon.com is of your own free will. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you should cease use of this website immediately. If you do, however, want to read some awesome book reviews, sit back and stay awhile.

I reserve the right to change any of my terms and conditions at any time.

Though I work hard to provide accurate, up-to-date information, I make no representations or warranties of any kind (expressed or implied) about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of any information, products, services or related graphics on daphnegordon.com.

I aim to provide you with accurate information at the time of publishing, but some information will become less accurate as time passes. Should you find any inaccurate information, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will correct mistakes immediately.

Copyright Policy

Unless otherwise noted, I, Daphne Gordon, am the legal copyright holder of all written, multimedia and graphic material on this website and it may not be used, reprinted, modified or published without my written consent. A link to daphnegordon.com must appear in all copies of my content, including in articles, press releases and book covers.

I usually close comments on my blog because I prefer to converse with readers on social media. But in cases where I do allow comments, I am not responsible for inaccurate or offensive comments by others on my blog.

Hold Harmless

All the information provided on daphnegordon.com is for general information and entertainment purposes only and is the expressed opinion of myself, Daphne Gordon.

You are taking all the provided information at your own risk.

Under no circumstances will I be liable for any loss or damage or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.

I cannot be held responsible for any offense taken due to translation, interpretation or mistakes in grammar and/or punctuation of my website’s content.

Access to the site may be temporarily or permanently suspended and without notice at my own discretion, due to possible updates or technical issues beyond my control. I will try to get my website back online as soon as possible.

Privacy Statement

Any personal and/or contact information provided to me will be kept private. You will not be spammed in any way, and I will not sell or disclose your information to any other companies.

Reserve Rights

I, Daphne Gordon, reserve the right to change the focus of my blog, as I might very well do in the future, to shut it down, sell it, or change the terms of use at my own discretion.

I also reserve the rights to edit or delete any comments submitted to daphnegordon.com without notice when comments are spammy, profane, nonsensical or could be deemed offensive.

Review policies

I try to provide honest reviews.

I choose the books I review based on my own interests.

I do not accept free books from publishers, authors or bookstores. I do this so that I can maintain authenticity and avoid being influenced by marketing. I reserve the right to change this policy in the future, but for now, I pay for all books I review out of my pocket, or I borrow them from the library or friends.

I am involved in a literary community, and therefore, I sometimes read and review books by people I know. When I have a relationship with an author, I disclose that relationship explicitly in my review.

Advertising and sponsorship

I do not at this time have advertisers on my website.

I link to Chapters.Indigo.ca as a service to my Canadian readers. I am not an affiliate.

It’s best to shop for books from an independent bookstore near you, but if you are immobile, or if you’re a new parent, or if you live in a remote area, and you must shop online, I recommend Chapters.Indigo.ca. It’s beautiful, fast, and above all, Canadian. 

I sometimes publish social media posts that link to Resonance, an online clothing boutique owned by my sister, Jo Gordon. I do not receive direct payment for these posts, but I do receive discounted goods from Resonance.

I do this because I sincerely believe that moms who like books will love the clothes at Resonance.

Letters to the Editor

Any letters, e-mails, blog comments, responses on social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Instagram, Medium, and Twitter, or questions written directly to me may be shared with my blogging audience unless specifically requested otherwise. Parts of these letters or emails, questions or any other feedback may be used in newsletters, blog posts, articles or future books.

I adore hearing from readers, and I especially welcome your family-oriented reading recommendations at daphne@daphnegordon.com.


Thank you so much for visiting my website.


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