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This week was my first book club meeting. Well, the first where I was a guest author. As a life-long book lover, I’ve been in a lot of reading groups. But this one had borrowed my copies of A Test of Loyalty,  Man, was I nervous. What if they hated it and dragged me over the coals?  What Read more…


Reliving Marilyn, the last film I produced, just won silver at the International Independent Film Festival! It’s a look at the real, who-she-was-at-home, Marilyn through the eyes of one of her oldest friends, Whitey. We’ve been submitting it to festivals since about Yule, and we just got this in the mail! This will certainly help our chances Read more…


One Shot, the second Talia Sunborn adventure will be released on March 5th on Kindle, Kobo, ibooks and more! I’m so excited to release this short (8500 words) tale into the wild. You’ll see the tragedy that made her so stingy with her heart, the life that made her a killer, and how easily her little heart Read more…


I am 99.9% done editing One Shot, the second Talia Sunborn short story.  It’s out for its final spit and polish edit. So it may be released as early as Monday. Yeah, Monday sounds like a good day. Both Talia stories are background to my novel, Nets to Catch the Wind. It’s a full length, high fantasy Read more…


New Year’s Eve, 2017, Woodstock New Brunswick. A foot of fresh snow on the ground and still falling, -26C and dropping (this will be relevant soon). About 4PM. My mother, stepfather, my husband, and I are starting to get ready to go out. Nothing fancy, my mom is 82. But a nice dinner, followed by Royal Canadian Read more…


Well, Nano is nearly over, and 2 migraines have put me so far behind that I’m giving up. I made it to almost 20k on three projects, combined not each. Wouldn’t that have been awesome? And yes, judgey cat is disapproving. But I’ve gone from an average of 500 words a day (including bad days) to about Read more…


Mechanicsville fans will be happy to know that I am writing draft 1 of book 3 (title to be determined) during Nanowrimo.  Yes, by Nov 30th I will have 50,000 words of a terrible first draft to be polished into the further adventures of Samantha, Ashley and Faraj. So an edited version will be for sale this Read more…


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…


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…


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…

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