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Book Review: Dig Too Deep by Amy Allgeyer

I recently had the pleasure of reading Amy Allgeyer’s debut Young Adult Novel Dig Too Deep and I loved it […]

Merry Christmas!

“Looking through my bedroom window, out into the moonlight and the unending smoke-colored snow, I could see the lights in […]

My favourite books of 2015!

  Well I can’t resist! I’ve been reading so many wonderful year-end book lists that I thought I would add […]


Given that tomorrow is American Thanksgiving, and that I forgot to write a special post for Canadian Thanksgiving, this seems as […]

The comfort of books

The recent events in Paris remind that, as much as we can take comfort in one another, we can often […]

A Post about Plunging Into Your Writing

I am currently in the process of “doing” NaNoWriMo, revising a Young Adult Novel, and thinking about starting revisions to […]

Are you NaNoWriMo’ing this year?

  National November Writing Month is my new favourite time of year.  For thirty days each November, writers from around […]

Best New Web Site for Writers!

Hi everyone! Sorry I have been missing in action. Took a trip and then returned to revisions, revisions, revisions, and […]

How do you choose what you read?

I am always interested in why people are reading what they read. Are you choosing because of buzz? The New […]

Are you the voracious reader?

One of the great joys I have now that I am a writer is that reading is part of my […]


“In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” ― William Faulkner Some writers hate revisions. Some love them. I think […]

What makes a page-turner?

  I have been thinking about this topic a lot lately, since my work-in-progress is not yet a page turner […]

Feedback from your Beta Readers

Early on in my writing process, I was scared to show anyone anything. There is so much blood, sweat, and […]

World Building

I am in the middle of writing a Young Adult Fantasy. This is a stretch for me – well everything is […]


I have a dirty secret: I hate grammar! Somehow, despite being an avid reader, and probably one of the best […]

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