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The Moment of Impact – or, Why do I Care if Anyone Reads What I Write?

I am no spotlight hog. In fact, in the spotlight is generally the last place I ever want to be. I much prefer to live my life like a prisoner about to make a run for the barbed-wire lined fence … Continue reading

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The Word Alive Press Publishing Contest – A Bright Light on the Publishing Horizon

Have I mentioned the publishing business is a tough one to break into? Actually, if you’ve spent two minutes in the presence of a writer or aspiring writer lately (or really, any time since the invention of the printing press) you’ve likely heard … Continue reading

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It’s an Honour Just to be …

… nominated. It’s become a bit of a cliche, but more often than not there is a reason for that: the words are true. As they are in this case. The Word Guild, Canada’s largest organization of writers and editors … Continue reading

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And now … Robert White

Another author joining us for the Authors Book Fair in Guelph, Ontario, next week is Robert White. In 2010, Robert won the Word Alive Press publishing award with his book on Ecclesiastes, Chasing the Wind. Robert and I were co-winners, in fact, as he … Continue reading

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The Unanswerable Question

I had an interesting experience a couple of weeks ago. I encountered my first – and more than likely my last – awestruck fan. He was twelve. Which is especially interesting given that my target audience is women over eighteen. … Continue reading

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Best Movie Tagline Ever!

They were designed to scare us. And they did, in a big way. The words “We Are Not Alone” on the movie posters were enough to send chills of apprehension and anticipation up the spines of movie-goers in the ‘70s, … Continue reading

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A Brand New Day – Reflections of a (Would-Be) Writer

Welcome to my brand new site! This is another in a list of recent firsts for me – first novel published (!), first radio interviews, first articles in the paper about aforementioned novel, first time I have really felt comfortable … Continue reading

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