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Re-emerging

If you look really closely, you'll see a small turtle hidden in the reeds in this picture I took at Wye Marsh a few years ago. Today, I'm feeling a lot like that turtle—scared to stick my neck out, wondering if I should just stay out of sight, pretend I'm not even here. My so-called […]

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Very cool award

The Word Guild decided it was time to have its first Blog Award this year, for two consecutively-written blogs. Guess who won? Yes, I did. The blogs I entered were “The movement to re-engineer writers:” and “Listening with Your Mind and Your Heart.” I’ll be posting both of them on here in the next couple […]

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Keeping busy

I’ve been totally busy over the past month or so creating three new websites and nailing down details for Write! Canada. So not much time for me to do anything on my writing, etc However, I did manage to do two online interviews, which are both out this week. Thanks to KD Easley and Linda […]

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Coincidence? I Think Not.

So last night, I'm reading a book by Lois McMaster Bujold called Miles Errant, which is really two books and a novella in one, and after finishing the novella (which is very good, by the way) and after hitting myself upside the head for not seeing the ending coming, I happen to glance at the […]

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Pictures from the weekend

I spent Saturday in Pickering at Michael's Family Bookstore, along with about a dozen other authors. Here I am with my little section of the tent we had – in front of the store. And on Sunday I had a booth in the Artist's Alley at the Markham Classic Car Show just off Main Street. As […]

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CLAO winner

I posted a little while ago that Shaded Light and another book of mine, Hot Apple Cider, were both nominated to be the "one book" for the Church Library’s of Ontario "One Book / One Conference" October 3rd along with a number of other great books, including The Shack and The Book of Negroes. (See complete list.) […]

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Preparing to Write My Memoir

Although my choice of reading material is normally mysteries, I’ve been reading books on writing memoir and memoirs lately, trying to get a feel for what is acceptable or perhaps desirable. Just finished Who Do You Think You Are? by Alyse Myers. A difficult story of a young girl growing up in a dysfunctional, somewhat […]

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The Judges Liked Me!

Last week was very busy and I’m still recovering. You go like crazy for a week or so and tehn eventually the adrenalin runs out and you kind of crash. But it’s fun while it lasts. Anyway, on Wednesday night, I attended The Word Guild Awards Gala in Mississauga, where I received three Canadian Christian […]

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An Idea Bursts Into Flower

I've been working hard each day this week to find time to do a little work on my writing, even if it's just 15 minutes a day. Doesn't matter what I work on as long as I do something! Tonight, I started thinking about my next Manziuk and Ryan Mystery. I know what the setting […]

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Award Nominations

Unfortunately, the way it works is that when there are urgent things needing doing for The Word Guild, my own writing gets sadly neglected – including this site. I've actually been working like mad on Write! Canada and on starting a new site for The Word Guild Awards. But I was reminded last night that […]

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A Fun Memory from an Early God Uses Ink Conference (Before It Was Called Write! Canada)

In the fall of 1995, when Audrey Dorsch resigned as the editor of Faith Today and director of the God Uses Ink Conference, I was part of the planning committee. Even though Faith Today was short-staffed and assistant editor Marianne Meed Ward knew she couldn’t handle the workload of both putting out the magazine and […]

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Another edit

Okay, I have taken Trevel's suggestion and dropped the "and Her Friends" and the Part 1 bit.Trevel is one of my primary editors and is usually right. :) New cover. 

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