It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. COVID had stolen my concentration, my initiative and my imagination. I found myself watching way too many home decorating shows and playing games on my iPad. Writing had taken a back seat. Since I was wasting away, I decided to it was time to move. Our house was… Read More My Husband, Greg and I Have Downsized
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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 getting very close to publishing my novel, Rose Coloured Houses. I’ve had a few Chapters edited and have some beta readers. Would you like to be among my very first readers? I’ve set up a way for you to get Chapter One immediately. You don’t have to buy anything! Just add your email address… Read More Would You Like to Read Chapter One Of My New Novel?
I’ve priced my book Not My Story To Tell low so everyone can afford a copy. It’s only $2.99 U.S. for the Kindle e-book and just $5.99 U.S. for the paperback. It would make a perfect gift or stocking stuffer! Order now so you’ll get it in time!
When Justine was three years old a salesperson brought a brochure into the school I was working in. I fell in love with this print for two reasons. One was that my mother had just bought Justine a pair of red baby janes shoes, just like the little girl in the painting has. Two is… Read More Justine’s Red Shoes
I’ve loved short stories all my life. One of my favourite authors is Alice Munro. I’ve written more about her here. She is an amazing short story (and novel) writer. She just happens to come from my hometown of Wingham, Ontario, Canada. She is also the winner of the Nobel Prize. I’ve written a few… Read More Do You Like Short Stories?
A few days ago I wrote about how my book Not My Story To Tell went to interior layout but came back unedited. You can read about my panic attack here. One of my favourite mottos is Everything Happens For a Reason. This was surely what happened. I had to go through the entire manuscript… Read More After My Little Setback
I’ve been learning about how to effectively market my book, Not My Story To Tell. There’s so much to learn and implement after the writing process is done. One suggestion is to offer a companion book to be included with your book. It can be a smaller book with a few chapters, a photo book,… Read More My Companion Book
My manuscript is edited and sent in to be made into a book. This is called the interior layout, where they fit the words into the pages. Create Space is doing this for me. This is my first book so I’m paying for some services, such as line editing, cover completion and the layout. The… Read More Six Weeks To Launch