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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 […]

February 14, 2014

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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 […]

January 27, 2014

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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 […]

July 9, 2013

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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 […]

June 17, 2013

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Author Lesleyanne Ryan: Blog Tour

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In October, award-winning writer Lesleyanne Ryan published her debut novel, Braco. At the time, I interviewed Ryan about her publishing experiences. Last week, I had the great privilege of sitting with her again to discuss her Atlantic Book Awards nomination, her blog tour and life as an author. (At the end […]

May 15, 2013

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Poll Results: Poor Cinderella

Last week, I experimented with running a poll on the blog. I asked whether people preferred the books they read to have happy endings, or satisfying endings that made sense with the plot and general arc of the story. Turns out, 2/3 of the people who voted chose the satisfying […]

May 14, 2013

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