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Book Launch & First Review

The thing about publishing is that you work and wait for years (three years, in fact, since I wrote the first scene of The Magpie’s Library), then everything happens in a big rush. As I have mentioned before, The Magpie’s … Continue reading

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Hayling Island

The Magpie’s Library is my most personal book to date. Although I never found a magical library I did, like Silva, always check wardrobes in case one of them led to Narnia. While growing up, I longed to escape to … Continue reading

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The Magpie’s Library – coming out in 2019!

I have once again completely neglected this blog for far too long. But now I have news to share. The Magpie’s Library – a middle grade fantasy – is coming out in 2019 with DCB! It’ll be out in Canada … Continue reading

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Elora Writers Festival – Next Weekend!

For anyone in the Wellington County area, the Elora Writers Festival is next weekend. You really should go – and not just to see me – there will be Drew Hayden Taylor, Kathy Stinson, Linden MacIntyre and Michelle Winters speaking … Continue reading

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Using Science to Build a New World – Part 3

Building a Beta World I did a LOT of research for Tangled Planet. This is the last of three posts on how I used some of it in the book. DISCLAIMER! I have stretched, tweaked and in some places rabidly … Continue reading

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Using Science To Create a New World – Part 2

Surviving En Route to a Beta World I did a LOT of research for Tangled Planet. This is the second of three posts on how I used some of it in the book. DISCLAIMER! I have stretched, tweaked and in … Continue reading

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Using Science To Create a New World – Part 1

Finding & Reaching a Beta World I did a LOT of research for Tangled Planet. This is the first of three posts on how I used some of it in the book. DISCLAIMER! I have stretched, tweaked and in some … Continue reading

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OLA Super Conference, Elora Writers Festival & First Reviews for Tangled Planet

This blog is overdue an update. Firstly, I have been remiss in not mentioning that I’ll be attending the OLA Super Conference NEXT WEEK (that really crept up on me). I’ll be signing on Friday Feb 2 at  in the … Continue reading

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Tangled Planet Book Launch & Goodreads Giveaway!

So, the details of the book launch have been finalized, and it’s at 2pm on October 29th at Bakka Phoenix. It’s my favourite bookstore – a SF/Fantasy treasure trove with incredibly knowledgeable staff who are expert bibiomancers – from just … Continue reading

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Tangled Planet

My new book is working its way into Canadian stores (it’ll be out in the US in May 2018). It’s published by the wonderful people at DCB – an imprint of Cormorant. Yay! You can find it at my favourite … Continue reading

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