A Writer’s Nightmare

Can there be any worse nightmare for a writer than having your laptop die? … More A Writer’s Nightmare

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Book Launch Night! and some freebies.

How do you spend the day prior to a book launch?  I practiced the excerpt I’m reading one more time. I packed bags with books and cash, raffle tickets, tape, pens, business cards, bookmarks, a receipt book.  That took maybe an hour.  Otherwise… … More Book Launch Night! and some freebies.

Rain

It’s been raining, hard, for several days now. In some areas of Ontario, and in neighbouring Quebec, flooding has become a serious issue.  My own issue is minor: I can’t write. I can’t write – or more specifically, I can’t build plot and setting and action –  because I can’t go walking.  Walking is when … More Rain

Lena’s World: MidWinter Celebrations (Empire’s Daughter Backgrounder 3)

While religion is a background element in Empire’s Daughter, not a component of the plot, its world would not have felt real to me without including some acknowledgements of how its culture marked the turning points of the year, especially Midwinter. … More Lena’s World: MidWinter Celebrations (Empire’s Daughter Backgrounder 3)