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Valerie Francis

Soundtracks for Books

  Ok, my mind is blown. Seriously. I’ve just discovered booktrack.com – a site where you can read books while listening to the soundtracks for those books. So, it’s like watching a movie, only you’re reading. If you haven’t heard of them yet, then you must – MUST – check […]

February 13, 2015

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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 […]

January 21, 2015

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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 […]

January 15, 2015

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Publication News

  And so, a quick update for those of you who have been asking about the progress of my book and when it may be published. (And a sincere thank you for being interested! 🙂 ) Although I’ve been quiet on that front publicly as of late, a lot has […]

September 24, 2014

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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 […]

September 16, 2014

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