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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 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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