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Every Single Day

Recently, I had the great honour of meeting local sports hero, Colin Fewer. He’s a runner who’s won countless road races and broken I don’t know how many records. Colin spoke with a group of us competing in a ten mile race next Sunday. At one point, someone asked Colin […]

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What is a prequel teaser?

If you’ve never heard a prequel teaser before, don’t worry. I made it up. Defiant a prequel because it takes place just before book one begins. At only four chapters long, it introduces you to the characters and the story, and it gives you an idea of what’s about to […]

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11-Year-Olds Who Rock the Rock!

  Well, well, well … move over Barbara Walters and J.K. Rowling! Today I am very proud to introduce 11-year-olds Avery Hearty and Stella Heald, both from Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. Stella recently completed work on her first novel, and in honour of Literacy Day (which is today, btw) I […]

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Tenacious or Stubborn?

In the past week, three friends (lovingly) referred to me as stubborn. I (stubbornly) disagreed, saying that I was instead, tenacious – which of course led to a debate as to whether the two words actually mean the same thing. The New Oxford American Dictionary and Merriam-Webster both list the […]

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What Authors can Learn from Movies

  [dropcap][/dropcap]For Christmas, Santa brought me and my kids the Lord of the Rings box set…twelve hours of film plus an additional fourteen hours of DVD extras. I had no intention of watching it all—I mean really, I don’t watch twenty-six hours of television in a year let alone a […]

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Prequel Novella, Coming April 2015

  Well, hello there! Long time, no see. 🙂 You’re probably wondering what happened to me. You see, since my last post I was captured by trolls and forced to live under a bridge and … no? Not buying it eh? Well actually, what happened was my computer crashed and […]

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Interview with Paul Butler (Part 1)

Award-winning Newfoundland author, Paul Butler is about to release his latest novel entitled The Good Doctor. While the book might centre around Sir Wilfred Grenfell, it isn’t a biography. In fact, what Paul has written is a rather thought-provoking twist on the generally accepted image of this iconic character from […]

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