Category Archives: Publishing

Paying Attention to Advice About Writing

Over 30 years, I have written six novels and a memoir. My earliest attempts began when I was attending university. When I look back at these initiations into the world of writing, I see the immature and awkward fumblings of … Continue reading

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Word on the Street

Last Sunday, I attended Word on the Street which moved its location from Queen’s Park to the Harbourfront. The day was gloriously sunny and the lake provided an exotic backdrop so there was excitement bubbling in the air. For the … Continue reading

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Time: An Enemy to Writers

I quietly anticipate word from a publishing company to see if it has accepted my new YA novel. I wrote it in a year which, by my usual standards, is quick. It helped that I had written the thing in … Continue reading

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Time Passes

In spirit, I feel healthy. I cannot be more thankful. But now, mirrors have become to me the worst invention. Almost outplacing gunpowder. Every time I look in a mirror, I don’t like what I see. The ravages of time … Continue reading

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Book Talk in a Classroom

The other day, I was invited by my nephew to come into his grade 6 classroom and talk about my children’s fantasy novel, More Precious Than Rubies: The Return of the Norse Gods. This was the perfect venue for me … Continue reading

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Word on the Street 2014

For the second year in a row, I rented a booth at Toronto’s Word on the Street festival in order to sell my children’s fantasy novel, More Precious Than Rubies: The Return of the Norse Gods. The morning started unpromisingly … Continue reading

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Inspired to Write

Recently, I was interviewed about my writing. One of the questions focused on my writing environment and when and where I was inspired to write. When I was much younger, I forced myself to write. That’s right. Forced. I’d take … Continue reading

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