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Interview with Author Kate Robbins

  Here is the first of three video interviews with Newfoundland author Kate Robbins on the publication of the second novel in her Highland Chiefs historical romance series, Promised to the Highlander. The second interview will be posted on June 9, 2014. Kate’s debut novel, Bound to the Highlander, won […]

June 2, 2014

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Finally … I can go back to work!

You know you’re in the right job when you can’t wait to get back to work.  The holidays were fantastic, but I missed my story.  Since I already have ideas for books two and three, I’m anxious to finish writing book one. My laptop has been out of commission most […]

January 3, 2013

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George R. R. Martin: Writing is a Journey

“People think that [fantasy] is entertainment for children or particularly slow adults.”  – George R. R. Martin – Truer words were never spoken.  Yes, the genre is vastly entertaining (to read and write), but too often critics cast it aside without realizing that in the right hands, fantasy can – […]

September 24, 2012

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Interview with Author Linda Abbott

Last month, author Linda Abbott, published her first novel entitled The Loss of the Marion.  Newfoundlanders among you may already be aware of the story, either from local folklore or the song by Simani recorded back in the ‘80s.  For those who aren’t familiar, the Marion was a banking schooner […]

September 14, 2012

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Outside the Writing Room: The Extroverted Author

For years I doubted whether I’d ever be able to write a book – not for lack of talent or ideas, but because I am an extrovert.  All the books I’d ever read about becoming an author said the same thing: be prepared to sit in a room all day […]

July 31, 2012

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Character and Raison d’Être

You’ve heard the saying “there are no small roles, only small actors.”  Well, I argue the same is true of characters.  We’ve all read at least one book that had a “stock” character – someone following the formula for his archetype so closely that he was just dull; the disgruntled […]

July 25, 2012

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