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December 12, 2016

Avoid Breaking the Spell

All the hard work of pulling your reader into the setting can be undone by careless details that break the spell for readers and take them out of the world of the novel.
December 3, 2016

East Wind, Rain

Book review and analysis of writing technique. Complex emotions are needed to create powerful tensions in a story, especially if the story is character-driven. This novel shows the importance of layering on emotions when character motivations are pivotal to the story.
May 18, 2016

Dragon Springs Road Finally in Editing!

A publisher’s marketing activities will move the dial for book sales, but are there things an author can do to help the process? You gotta at least try.
April 7, 2015

Three Souls Optioned for Film

It's a long, long way from film option to production, so for now I will just say that the producer is an award-winning Canadian producer and director
March 27, 2015

Authors for Indies 2015

I’ve been working on an initiative that's close to my heart, called Authors for Indies. On Saturday, May 2 authors across Canada will volunteer as guest booksellers at independent bookstores.
February 18, 2015

Emily Woo Zeller Explains Audiobooks

Do you know how voice actors prepare for narrating an audiobook? Well, who better than to interview than Emily Woo Zeller, the actor who recorded the audiobook of Three Souls?