Category: authors

Stupid Procrastination Attempts

Did your need to procrastinate ever lead you to a really dumb decision? In the middle of writing a key scene in my novel this morning, I decided I needed a haircut. Of course this was simply a ploy from some twisted part of me to stay… Continue Reading “Stupid Procrastination Attempts”

Too Many Books to Write

I’m not the only writer with 18 books in progress, am I? I love a story when it’s still in the bud and bursting with potential. I most often write picture books, which are very short and take up little file space. A few of my PBs-in-progress are first drafts, but most are… Continue Reading “Too Many Books to Write”

Other People’s Book Signings

Children’s books have brought me some great times this month. Sure, I’ve had fun with my own, Walking Backward–which received another notable mention this past weekend in the National Post’s children’s book round-up. But I’ve had much more fun with other people’s.  Mid-month, I went to… Continue Reading “Other People’s Book Signings”

Wonderful Book Review

I know I said I wasn’t going to read any more Walking Backward book reviews, but fellow author Kate Jaimet sent me an email this weekend congratulating me on my review in the Globe & Mail, so I just had to check it out. (I… Continue Reading “Wonderful Book Review”

New Discouragements and New Motivations

A friend of a friend has gone into the same large bookstore three times to request my book, without any luck. The store had two copies in October–each store in the chain seemed to receive two copies of my book–but when those were quickly sold, they didn’t order more. The… Continue Reading “New Discouragements and New Motivations”

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