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S is for Short Stories & Sea of Sorrows #AtoZChallenge

S is for Short Stories & Sea of Sorrows #AtoZChallenge

The Blogging from A-Z Challenge continues today. Throughout April I’m posting about my life as a writer, including my inspirations, frustrations and celebrations. Short Stories Since having my daughter, I started reading more short story anthologies. Short stories fit more easily into my routine than novels (plus my attention span and memory are much worse these days). I love how they pack so much emotion and tension into so few words. I listed my top 7 short stories here. Around the same time, I started writing short stories again, and I feel that doing so has helped hone my writing […]


Q is for Quotes and Questions #AtoZChallenge

Q is for Quotes and Questions #AtoZChallenge

The Blogging from A-Z Challenge continues today. Throughout April I’m posting about my life as a writer, including my inspirations, frustrations and celebrations. Quotes I’ve read lots of books and articles about writing and particular quotations have resonated with me and inspired me. Here are some of my favourite writing related quotes: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”  ― Ernest Hemingway “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then […]


M is for Marketing and Masquerade #AtoZChallenge

M is for Marketing and Masquerade #AtoZChallenge

The Blogging from A-Z Challenge continues today. Throughout April I’m posting about my life as a writer, including my inspirations, frustrations and celebrations. This year, my fellow authors and I, along with The IWSG and Dancing Lemur Press, have been busy promoting our YA romance anthology, Masquerade: Oddly Suited. It’s been great to get a taste of what marketing a book is like from the perspective of an author, as usually I’m promoting the books I’ve read and reviewed as a blogger. Here are some of the things we planned together: Story Spotlights L.G Keltner put together our author page […]


C is for Connecting with the Community & Cheating on Challenging Chapters #AtoZChallenge #IWSG

C is for Connecting with the Community & Cheating on Challenging Chapters #AtoZChallenge #IWSG

The Blogging from A-Z Challenge continues today. Throughout April I’m posting about my life as a writer, including my inspirations, frustrations and celebrations. The letter C also happens to coincide with the Insecure Writer’s Support Group posting day (1st Wednesday of every month), so I’ve combined the two events into one post. I’m pretty proud of that alliterative title! Connecting with the Community In my post about the benefits of blogging yesterday, I mentioned how blogging can be a fun way to network with members of the writing community. I’ve made so many friends through the Insecure Writer’s Support Group […]


Interview with Deborah Solice, author of Fearless Heart (with giveaway for $50 Amazon gift card)

Interview with Deborah Solice, author of Fearless Heart (with giveaway for $50 Amazon gift card)

Today I’m honoured to be interviewing the wonderful author Deborah Solice. Her story, ‘Fearless Heart’ will be published alongside my own inMasquerade: Oddly Suited, a young-adult romance anthology from The Insecure Writer’s Support Group which is coming out on 30th April 2019! Interview with Deborah Solice, author of Fearless Heart 1) What’s your elevator pitch for Fearless Heart?FEARLESS HEART is the story of a young girl struggling to find her way after her beloved parents’ death. Help comes from an unexpected source, one that reaches beyond logic, beyond life and death, shedding the boundaries of time. Was he real? In disguise? Or […]


#IWSG March 2019: Masquerade: Oddly Suited Blog Tour & Heroes Vs. Villains

#IWSG March 2019: Masquerade: Oddly Suited Blog Tour & Heroes Vs. Villains

It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are:  Beverly Stowe McClure, Erika Beebe, and Lisa Buie-Collard!  Hello, everyone! I hope you’re all having a good week. I’ve been feeling slightly frazzled lately as I have so much going on both at work and at home. Finding time for writing is a challenge at the moment, but I’m trying to squeeze in a little where I can. If only I could survive without sleep! I’m excited to […]


#IWSG Feb 2019: Masquerade Anthology News & my Creative Outlets

#IWSG Feb 2019: Masquerade Anthology News & my Creative Outlets

It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are:  Raimey Gallant, Natalie Aguirre, CV Grehan, and Michelle Wallace!  Hello, everyone! I hope it’s not too cold where you are. We haven’t had snow yet, but I’m quite looking forward to it. I’m just glad that January is out of the way now because it’s such a bleak month, isn’t it? Masquerade: Oddly Suited News I’ve been having a fantastic time getting to know my fellow anthology authors and coming […]


Masquerade: Oddly Suited Cover Reveal & Tour Sign-Up #masqueradeoddlysuited

Masquerade: Oddly Suited Cover Reveal & Tour Sign-Up #masqueradeoddlysuited

Hi everyone! Today we can finally share the cover and blurb of the Insecure Writers Support Group anthology, Masquerade: Oddly Suited, which is coming this spring. The anthology features ten young-adult romance stories across several different sub-genres, one of which was written by yours truly! About the Anthology Title: Masquerade: Oddly SuitedRelease date: April 30th, 2019Publisher: Dancing Lemur PressGenres: Young Adult Fiction: Romance – General / Paranormal / ContemporaryPrint ISBN: 9781939844644EBook ISBN: 9781939844651 Find love at the ball… Can a fake dating game show lead to love? Will a missing key free a clock-bound prince? Can a softball pitcher and a baseball catcher work together? […]