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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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Interview with Author Kate Robbins (Part 2)

  In this interview, Kate tells us what Promised to the Highlander is all about, and introduces us to the hero, Fergus MacKay. Be sure to check out our blooper reel at 5:11. 🙂 Interview with Kate Robbins, part one. The third and final part of this interview will be […]

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Coming Soon … Videos!

A few months ago, when I was beginning to wonder if I’d ever finish my novel, a wise friend listened to my frustrations with patience and understanding and told me to relax and enjoy the writing process. That friend is Lesleyanne Ryan, author of the award-winning Braco. When I asked […]

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Dreaming Up and Writing Down

Now that I’ve finished my magnum opus, many people have asked me what I’ll do next. The short answer is “write book two.” In fact, I’ve already started plotting it. But what happens to book one? As I write, Crossing the Rubicon is safely in the hands of my beta […]

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Blog Hop: Writing Process—#thisishowwedo

My good friend and historical romance author, Kate Robbins tagged me in a blog hop last week. So now it’s my turn to answer a few questions – this time about my writing process. What am I working on? Funny you should ask … in fact, I just finished the […]

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Rare Footage of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

YouTube is kind of like the Klondike River of the late 19th century. Lots of noise about it and plenty of people flocking there hoping to make it rich. For the most part though, what you find is fool’s gold (or maybe just fools). But for all the silly videos […]

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Lobsters, Life & Literature

Last week, my kids and I enjoyed mouth-watering, fresh Atlantic lobster with my parents. The poor little crustaceans were taken out of the water Friday morning, and were on my plate by suppertime. Talk about succulent! This, ladies and gentlemen, is one of the great joys of living in a […]

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Save the Apostrophe!

It seems that the humble apostrophe offends and confuses people. So much in fact, that the Mid Devon town council in Tiverton, England has proposed to do away with them in street signs. When I heard about this on CBC Radio’s The Current, my curiosity was piqued. But when journalist […]

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Terrific Summer Read: “Against Her Rules” by Victoria Barbour

Victoria Barbour

Only 8 more sleeps until summer officially begins! Time to break out the frosted drinks, beach chairs and steamy romance novels. No matter how long your summer reading list is, there’s always room for one more book – and do I have a recommendation for you! Against Her Rules is […]

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How to Write an Action Scene

Action scenes are devilishly difficult things to write. I struggled with the beginning of my novel for months because of it – writing and rewriting action sequences until they worked. My hard work and perseverance seems to have paid off though, so much in fact that I was recently asked […]

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