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Fingers on the keyboard, head in the clouds

Becoming a published author has taught me many things but perhaps most important is how to juggle multiple writing projects at the same time. This month, when I have multiple book deadlines within a few weeks of each other, I’ve been once again reminded that certain...

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What kind of reader am I? And what kind of reader are you?

In the past few weeks, on social media and elsewhere, I’ve seen lots of buzz (and related quizzes) about reading types. While I’ve thought about my reading life in different ways, “reader type” was new to me. There are, however, certain traits intrinsic to “reader me”...

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Book edits, a big birthday & a bigger move

With significant events in both my writing and mum lives, this past week has been a time of joy, reflection and bittersweet change. Book edits  As many of you know, Montana Reunion, my Harlequin Heartwarming and western romance debut, releases in January 2022. It’s a...

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“Summer Holiday”

In the last few weeks, “Summer Holiday” by Cliff Richard and The Shadows (first released in 1963 with the British film of the same name) has been on my mind. With a catchy tune and fun, uplifting lyrics, it’s an ode to taking a summer break away from the regular...

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Why my favourite part of writing is rewriting

I don’t often post about my writing process because most of those who read this blog are readers, not other writers. However, having been in what some authors, me included, call the “writing and editing cave” for weeks (writing the first draft of one book and editing...

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A wedding, an anniversary and a tale of two cakes

Last week, Tech Guy and I marked our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Over the years, we’d often thought about what our Silver anniversary would be like, a quarter-century milestone that then seemed very far away. Yet, of all the scenarios we considered, we never...

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