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How thankful should you be?

On this Canadian thanksgiving weekend it’s only natural, and even expected, to reflect upon the things we are thankful for. Last night, I spent the evening with the McCarthy side of the family to celebrate and eat too much. It … Continue reading

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A Bittersweet Autumn Day

Yesterday, we took advantage of the chance to recreate some memories of times when the kids were younger. We took the day off and headed to a farm for some old-fashioned apple and pumpkin picking. It’s something we hadn’t done … Continue reading

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PLA – A Writer’s Condition

I’m sure I’m not the first author to suffer from PLA (Post-Launch Anxiety), but I’ve been experiencing this ailment  since the release of my first published novel.   I’ve never actually heard of such a condition, but I’m convinced it must exist and the … Continue reading

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Launch day

I am still on cloud nine after my book launch for Betrayal. After a bit of a stress-filled week, worrying about the books arriving on time, anxiety about the food preparation and the myriad other small details which I was … Continue reading

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How do I end it all?

I have discovered the biggest challenge I have as a writer is how to end a story. I always admire other authors who can end a novel perfectly, sliding in to home base gracefully with a rousing cheer from the … Continue reading

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Meaningful Thoughts

I had a dilemma. I didn’t have any ideas for my monthly blog. Sure, there’s a lot going on in my life at the moment, but it isn’t anything which is all that interesting to anyone other than myself and … Continue reading

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For a cause

Coming up on June 13th, I will be participating for the 8th consecutive year in the Relay for Life fundraising activity for cancer research. I know there are many good causes out there and we are all constantly being solicited for one charity or … Continue reading

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Excerpt from ‘Betrayal’

My novel, Betrayal, published by Second Wind Publishing, will be launched on June 1st. To give you a bit of a preview, I have chosen an excerpt from the book to post to my blog. I hope you enjoy it. … Continue reading

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Sisterhood

  I am the youngest child of three, a sister to two brothers. Growing up, I observed my friends who had sisters and I thought I was really missing out on something. I remember going to my mother and asking … Continue reading

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The First-Ever

I’m a newbie.  This is my first-ever blog. But, since this seems to be a period of many first-evers for me, I think I’m probably up for it. After all, I had my first-ever phone conversation with a book publisher … Continue reading

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