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Song, Dance & The End of the World

I had fun this week at the launch of Sarah L. Johnson’s first novel, the apocalyptic Infractus, released by Calgary’s Coffin Hop Press. My name was drawn for one of the door prizes. Winners had to come up to the front of the auditorium and lead the audience in a sing-a-long, with lyrics posted on [...]

An Evening with William Deverell

On Wednesday April 18th I’ll be participating in this exciting event. The evening will feature a one-on-one conversation between award winning Canadian author William Deverell and Crime Writers of Canada Prairie Director, David Poulsen (Cullen and Cobb Mysteries). William Deverell, a successful trial lawyer and creator of the acclaimed CBC series Street Legal, will also [...]

What is a Novel Chapter?

Today on my publisher’s website I blog about what constitutes a novel chapter.

Winter Getaway

Today on the BWL Author BlogSpot I write about my winter getaway to Ottawa and the world’s coldest capital cities. Can you guess which city is #1?

Novel Titles

My post today on my publisher’s website is about how I came up with the titles for my mystery novels.

New Year’s Resolution

What is January without a discussion of New Year’s Resolutions? Here’s mine for 2018.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! The holiday season was a cold one in Calgary, good for staying inside. I’ll be getting out soon to some writing events, starting with the January 11th launch of Loft 112′s Print(ed) Word Project. My short story “When a Warm Wind Blows off the Mountains” is privileged to be included in this [...]

My apologies, South America

After my long holiday to Ontario and South America this fall, it was hard to meet the deadline for my regular Books We Love Author Blog Post. Girl from Ipanema Bar and Restaurant, Rio de Janeiro Today I blog about my embarrassing knowledge of South American writers.

Names

On today’s Books We Love Author Blog I discuss my process for naming story characters.

My Story With Illustrations

Today I guest post on the BWL Insider Blog about how my short story “When a Warm Wind Blows Over the Mountains” was turned into a book-as-art.  Here’s Sylvia’s description of how she decided to incorporate the words into her work: I contemplated for many hours on how to include the written words in my [...]

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