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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 and Anxiety

One of the questions that Angela Misri asked me at our panel at Word on the Street was about the reaction of Ursa (the main character of Tangled Planet) to her new world – particularly her fear at aspects of … 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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Word on the Street – Born a Sci Fi Hero Panel

Word on the Street Toronto is coming up! It’s on Sunday September 24. I am, as usual, terrified/excited for this. Terrified because I will be on a panel and speaking in public, and excited because I love Word on the … Continue reading

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Six Ways to Write A Book When You Are Already Stupidly Busy

I have a full-time office job, two young children (3 & 5) and I volunteer. Time is a constant challenge. My second book is coming out now, so I’m often asked how I fit in writing. The answer is – … Continue reading

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Ajax Library and Word on the Street

I will be at Ajax Library on August 23rd at 4pm to talk about writing, Transferral, Tangled Planet and trying to be brave. You can find the details here. Please come by if you are in the area! And on … Continue reading

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