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On Being a Writer and Identity

I am a writer. (This is an attempt to claim it for my own. Or reclaim it). Nope. I don’t think I have fully embraced it as a job description. Not even now, with three books published. When, besides looking … Continue reading

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Love You Like Suicide

    LOVE YOU LIKE SUICIDE is a creative non-fiction e-book novella I wrote, published by FIERCE INK PRESS.   Part of the proceeds go to benefit youth at Heartwood Centre, an awesome organization in Halifax that works within the … Continue reading

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The Plan

Perhaps I should have titled this “The Plan that went awry”. So, when I started writing the book which became Ashes, Ashes, I went pretty deep into my characters’ back stories- in particular Grammalie Rose, Aidan, Sammy and Del’s pasts. … Continue reading

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Not so rosy Part 2- The Agent search(again)

Continuing the not-so-rosy-literary-life postings… Forgive me while I lay my head upon my arms and weep for a moment. A month ago, my beloved agent (yes, truly he is beloved) informed me that he was closing up shop. My first … Continue reading

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Not always rosy…

So let me preface this by saying I am not going to complain (exactly) but these next two posts are going to be about the less golden aspects of writing for a living. (This one is about having my first … Continue reading

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ARCS! ARCS are advance reading copies. They have nothing to do with Narcs. Or arks. They are exciting things because they go to reviewers and they are the first proof that in fact one is not dreaming and that there … Continue reading

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Teens love Dystopian YA- Publisher’s weekly link

Dystopian YA- the new Vampire??? (note: my dystopian YA, LUCKY, will be out fall 2011 through Scholastic. )

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