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Review, review, where art thou?

“Writers live or die by their reviews” is an expression that’s often tossed around. It may be an exaggeration, but there are certainly a few kernels of truth in the saying. Today, with the abundance of books available online, both … Continue reading

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‘Twas the day after Xmas…

As we don our stretchiest, most comfortable and roomy clothing, some people are thinking of hitting the stores for the best bargains, while others are catching up on some sleep. At our house, everyone has left to hit the ski … Continue reading

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The Day After…

Wow, time has really flown. I see that my last blog was September 24th, when I was sending off my final draft to the publisher, and I was promising to keep everyone up to date on the progress of the … Continue reading

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Progress is being made

Things are moving quickly. It’s seems as if every day there’s a new task, or something to think about. From all I have heard, and from my own past experience, the publishing world can move like a slug. Not so, … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Not)

This week, I took a vacation from my real job so I could spend time on my writing job, and I wanted to share some of my experience. The Good: My most important assignment this week was performing a final … Continue reading

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A bit of news…

My title is the same subject line I had in my e-mail to family members and close friends last Monday evening. I wanted to let them know that I had received and accepted a publishing contract for my second novel, ‘Sins … Continue reading

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Sharing

I had an interesting experience this week. I met a man from Australia who has penned a non-fiction book and would like to have it published. When he heard I had written a novel he wanted to know how I … Continue reading

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I’m honored

  How exciting! I’ve been nominated for the (surely) very prestigious Sunshine Award. I’ve never heard of this award, but being a relative newbie in the writing world, my ignorance isn’t very surprising. I’m certain it involves a heap of … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

A little more than a decade ago, I wrote my first novel. I had no idea if I was going to be able to finish it, or if it would ever end up in print. It turned out I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Change

I woke up this morning to a fine layer of snow blanketing our cars. Throughout the day, we saw occasional flurries. Yes, we live in Quebec, but seriously…it’s the 16th of May! This led me to think about climate change, … Continue reading

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