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Valerie Francis

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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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 Charis Cotter (Part 2)

Below you’ll find the final segment of my interview with Newfoundland children’s author, Charis Cotter. Here Charis talks about the importance of daydreaming, her work as an actor and children’s entertainer, and her incredible launch party coming up on October 25! In fact the launch is so cool, I’m going to […]

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Interview with Charis Cotter

After a brief summer hiatus I’m back with another interview – this time with Newfoundland children’s author, Charis Cotter! Her latest novel is for kids aged 9-12 and is entitled The Swallow: A Ghost Story (published by Tundra Books, a division of Random House). In this first of a two-part […]

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Interview with Victoria Barbour (Part 2)

One week after release, the Passionate Kisses box set has: cracked the amazon.com Top 100 Paid Books in the Kindle store reached #63 on the overall sales ranking on amazon.com including the top ten in contemporary romance, anthologies and romantic comedy With this project, Victoria Barbour has: hit a personal […]

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Interview with Victoria Barbour (Part 1)

  Newfoundland author Victoria Barbour is rereleasing her debut novel Against Her Rules as part of a ten-book collection of contemporary romances called Passionate Kisses. Victoria is the only Canadian writer to be selected for inclusion in this box set. In this interview she tells us a bit about her […]

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