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November is the cruelest month

November 16th, 2019 · No Comments

Never mind that stuff about April. Not true. November is the worst. It’s grey, it’s cold, and, for heaven’s sake, it actually snowed this week. I’m supposed to be doing Nanowrimo and after and successful start it too went all to hell. I’m going to vaguebook this one (as they say) but it’s shitty and […]

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Nanowrimo again

November 2nd, 2019 · No Comments

October is done and it’s National Novel Writing Month again.  Not that I’m planning to write a novel in November – heaven’s forbid!  But 10,000 words is a do-able goal and I try to use this time to force myself to override my pesky internal editor and get shit done.  If I make my goal […]

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Get yourself a Hallowe’en present

October 23rd, 2019 · No Comments

A Terrible Beauty is on sale for a short time for just $2.99 (ebook edition) at Amazon.com and Kobo (US sites only). Treat yourself for Hallowe’en this year.

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Process, process, process. Or what to think about when you can’t write.

October 5th, 2019 · No Comments

I have many writing avoidance behaviours, honed over the long years of my block and my continuing struggles to keep up any level of productivity. One of my favourites is finding out about other people’s process, in the hopes that somewhere there is a magic bullet that will fix mine. So far, I haven’t found […]

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What I read at the cottage, 2019 edition

September 18th, 2019 · No Comments

This year, I managed to read 16 books during our annual two weeks in Haliburton.  The seven physical books are shown above and the additional nine ebooks, sadly, exist only in the ether. Topics ranged from a biography of Gertrude Bell (Desert Queen), a book about birds (The Thing with Feathers), a romance novel chosen […]

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Books on sale! Books on sale!

August 11th, 2019 · No Comments

Because books on sale is always good news.  CZP is having a sale on ebook only editions this month, which means that my first three novels are available via Amazon for $2.99 each (links at the CZP site linked above). And there are two incredible short stories from the brilliant, award-winning Gemma Files plus books by […]

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Travel excuses

July 21st, 2019 · No Comments

Well, not excuses not to travel. Or to travel. Just excuses to explain lack of progress in writing, no blog posts, too much good food and wine, too little exercise (except for the 20,000 steps a day trip to Alberta, which I’m fairly sure did not offset the aforementioned good food and wine). In the […]

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How I spend my Tuesday Evenings

May 29th, 2019 · No Comments

Since I retired (mostly) last year, I’ve been trying to find something charitable or community-related to do. This has been hampered by a number of things: the fact that I’m not good at all that much, the fact that the potentially useful things I’m ok at are not things I want to spend my time doing […]

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I did it again

May 13th, 2019 · No Comments

Saturday night was my second flamenco dance show. This time around, I was part of six dance numbers, did silent acting in a vignette about emigrating to Canada, and performed a somewhat sardonic monologue about Spartan women.  I was happy that I hit my marks, only screwed up once, and that so many of my […]

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Get your Bad Fairy Fix with Storybundle

April 26th, 2019 · No Comments

Like the fey, especially amoral, untrustworthy, dangerous ones?  Then you definitely need this new Storybundle offering.  Why? It includes my own Cold Hillside It was curated by the amazing Sandra Kasturi: award-winning writer, editor, publisher (and my good friend) It includes such luminaries as Gemma Files, Jane Yolen, Lisa Goldstein and Nancy Springer It’s a […]

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