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My new work in progress is a young adult novel about two women who lead very different lives and end up finding true love with one another. I’m hoping LGBQT teens and young adults will be able to find hope. Rosa is a￼ teenager with a secret. She’s very smart and hopes to escape her… Read More I’ve Started My New YA Novel
I’ve participated in a couple of open art sessions and finished two paintings. The watercolour is from a photograph of my grandson, Oliver when he was two. The day was a special memory because we had a small gathering to spread Justine’s ashes in the memorial garden. The name painting is done in acrylic paint… Read More Painting in Florida
I’ve been doing a few interviews about my memoir Not My Story to Tell. HERE is my latest interview.
Here is the interview.
My manuscript is finished and I have several people beta reading it. So far I’ve had positive reviews. Here is one: The first chapter is extremely well written and the vivid imagery grabs the reader’s attention. You juxtaposition the grandeur of the majestic homes and the beauty of fall in Ontario against the darkness and loneliness… Read More Let Me Tell You About My New Novel
I’m learning some new techniques in my art class. If you’d like to see some of my other paintings you will find them here.
I wrote about some challenges I was having, finishing my novel. You can read that here. Since then, I’ve buckled down, written two more chapters and finished my final chapter. I feel fantastic!
I’ve tackled one aspect of my novel, Rose Coloured Houses, only to encounter other challenges. I think I have grammar mastered, plot finished, characters fleshed out, dialogue moving the story along and then realize I may have the point of view scrambled. I might have “head hopped.” Head hopping, I’ve learned is when the the… Read More Writing a Novel is like Wrestling a Mattress
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