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I wanted to get this blog going again, but have had a heck of a time figuring out what to write. Then I remembered I have all these books… 250 paperbacks (we double shelve) plus the same again in hardcovers and trades, plus comic books and graphic novels. Half are mine, half my fiancé’s. We […] Read More

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That's right, folks. It's time for one of my favourite Toronto-based Conventions. Ad Astra! If you don't know about Ad Astra, click here. Then register. Then show up and hang out, because they're great people! This year I am very excited because the amazing Hayden Trenholm has written a play and I get to do a reading of it! […] Read More

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Those who follow this blog know that it fell silent last year. You probably know why, because I blogged about it. For those who don’t, the short form is, I was suffering from chronic depression and couldn’t manage to do anything for a while. It has taken eight months to get back to the point where […] Read More

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Today I am very happy to present a GUEST POST!!! That's right, someone else came on and is saying smart things about their books. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Raven Oak, author of the bestselling fantasy novel Amaskan’s Blood, the science fiction novella Class-M Exile, and the upcoming space opera The Eldest Silence. Raven Oak is here […] Read More

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Work life balance? BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…. Hee hee hee Whew… (I say simplified because of course my child's activities are at different times on different days, but this gets you the idea): 6 a.m. – Get up 6:15 a.m. – […] Read More

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It took me three months to write this post. Part of it was a lack of courage, part of it was... Well, read it and you'll figure it out. Ever had one of those days where you can’t get off the couch? Ever had a week of them?  How about a month?  How about on […] Read More

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Yes, I finally got around to posting this. And despite my lateness, I am actually pretty stoked. Ad Astra is my favourite convention, and if you haven't gone I highly recommend you should. Good people, good times, and a focus on authors and other creative professionals.  This isn't the place to go to see famous […] Read More

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Rumours of Magic and War... Thomas Flarety, Captain of the Student Expeditionary Company and hero of the battle for Frostmire, thought that convincing the Academy to take Eileen as their first female student in more than 200 years would bring him trouble enough. Then stories of Thomas’s magic reached Hawksmouth. Now, Thomas’s friends have started […] Read More

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As much as I’d love to say, “New Year, New Ideas!” that is not the case here. The reality of the part-time marketer is that the best-laid plans go awry.  In fact, those who work in marketing full time know that sometimes things just go sideways and you have to make the best of them. […] Read More

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Happy New Year, 22 days late! I suffer from migraines, which are a massive pain (HA!).  This week I had one that started as an attack of blind panic.  Complete mental immobilization. Scared of everything. I couldn’t think, couldn’t work, couldn’t focus my brain.  It wasn’t until my head started hurting that I figured out […] Read More

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