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What I’m Reading On the Road

A takeaway that I heard this year both at Surrey International Writers’ Conference as well as Calgary’s own When Words Collide is that writing is as much about reading as it is putting words on the screen. And so, as David and I backpack Southeast Asia, I loaded by Kobo with books for the road. […]

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Sage Advice from the Alberta Romance Writers

I’m biased, I get that, but I attended a fabulous workshop by the Alberta Romance Writers Association in August. There were four speakers: Jessica Jackson, Diana Cranstoun, Sarah Kades and Mahrie Glab Reid. Rather than try and sum up a three hour session, I thought I’d just share my key a-ha moments. Ladies – forgive me! I can’t remember who said what, but […]

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Author Q&A: Michele Gorman

Last week I reviewed author Michele Gorman’s Perfect Girl, a romantic comedy about a woman named Carol who tries to be everything to everyone in her life. Michele kindly offered to virtually sit down with Girl Tries Life for a little interview from one aspiring author to a USA Today Best-selling author. GTL: I feel a […]

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Musings in Frustration

Don’t get me wrong, I love writing. I LOVE writing. Finishing the first draft of my novel, Girl Tries Life, was euphoric. I had created it. All 68,000 words of it. Me. My imagination. It was one of those moments in life where I was really proud of myself. But that was back in December. Life […]

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Novel Marketing – Why I Write What I Write

I’ve definitely mentioned my fabulous writers group before, the Alberta Romance Writers’ Association, and that’s because it’s made up of a hell of a lot of smart women (and the token male or two). As an ARWA member, I had the absolute pleasure to take part in a workshop by Kate Larking, an ARWA member […]

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Hybrid Publishing – Why You Might Just Want to Try It

First, you may ask, what is hybrid publishing? Simply put, hybrid publishing is when an author publishes both through a traditional publisher and through self-publishing. At the recent When Words Collide conference in Calgary, we had the absolute pleasure of having Mark Leslie, author and Director of Self-Publishing and Author Relations at Kobo, speak to […]

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