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Author: Laurie Stewart


So this Friday starts one of my favourite writing/ fan cons. Can-Con, the Canadian Conference of speculative fiction… or something like that. It’s science fiction and fantasy fans, costumes, panels, workshops, writers, agents, publishers, editors, stufftobuy! It has workshops taught by award-winning authors! And I gave a seminar last year, and will likely give it again next year. Read more…


My story “Contessa” is the first in a series of short steampunk adventure-romances. Starring La Contessa Lenora, a former Gypsy fortune-teller who has married (and widowed) extremely well and her little chihuahua, Pepe. She was assured that Pepe was a male dog and being a Victorian Lady, she didn’t check. Miss Pepe is capricious, clever and a Read more…


And before I even get my copies to price out my cost per book! At twice or more what I would charge! So they pirated it, then tried to gouge my readers! So not cool! DO NOT BUY IT! It should be removed from sale within the next 24 hours.  Mine will be up in a week Read more…


I finished the tax journal for authorpreneurs today! I had promised people that it would be ready for Can-Con, and it will be. Barring printer problems, idiots at customs and so forth, of course. I don’t have a table at Can-Con, so I’ll have a few in my bag and a box in my room, just stop Read more…


So I finished the second week with the physical terrorist and the psycho-social therapists. Some were good and applied to me, much did not as I work from home, some made me laugh out loud. Let’s do the funny first. I had a two-hour social work session on assertiveness training. Me. Darling hubby laughed so hard when Read more…


Sorry that I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been attending the chronic pain clinic at the General Hospital. It’s an all day every day thing, so I’m exhausted and sore. But hopeful. We do gentle exercises designed to increase mobility, talk to a shrink for help with the anxiety surrounding long term pain and re-injury, and Read more…


First off, Today is my birthday! I got THE BEST quilting/ sewing/ embroidery machine ever!  It not only has the embroidery hoop and about a hundred pre-programmed stitches, you can add stitches from jpgs!  My old sewing machine, a lovely, easy to use, basic model will be going to a friend. She needs a well behaved machine. Read more…


Sometimes it happens a lot. Explodes kinda. I recently found out I’m becoming a godmother! I’ll try to be the nice one, not the one who curses the whole castle.  No promises.  🙂 We’ve been to 2 out of 3 baby showers, being the first grandchild in both the mom and pop-to-be’s families, everybody wanted to celebrate. Read more…


December 14, 2015 The Magic of Stars – Free Holiday Novella! My friend Jamieson has a Christmas novella for free! It’s a Yule gift to his fans, new and old. Jamieson Wolf Happy Holidays! This is my favourite time of year! People come together, spread kindness through the world and there’s something about it that’s just a Read more…


And just in time, as my space bar has decided to only work part time. Now I need to smash it to get it to work, and have broken a nail. The trials of being a writer, I tell you! Without further ado, or spaces…. “Giving Me the World I used to be terrified to date. I Read more…

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