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Friday’s Fable: The Muse and the Writer

You may know the old fable, Hercules and the Carter: A man was carelessly driving his cart along a road when the wheels sank so deeply into the mud that his oxen came to a stop. The carter slumped in his seat and called upon…

The Word on the Street

What’s the Word on the Street? Visit today’s Word on the Street Blog to find out, and get answers to five tough questions that teen blogger Saambavi Mano asked me about my newest novel, All Good Children. Be sure to check out other author interviews on the Blog, and…

The Plodder and the 3-Day Novelist

You may know the old fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare”: A hare was always boasting about his speed and mocking the slow and clumsy walk of the tortoise. One day the tortoise answered back, “You may be swift, but I can beat you…

Friday’s Fable: The Would-be Writer

You might know the old slave’s tale, “The Milkmaid”: A girl was on her way to market carrying a jug of milk on her head. As she walked, she began to daydream about the money the milk would bring her. “With the money I make…

Making Time to Write

I wanted to blog today in order to procrastinate on writing an Annual Report due Friday – most of my meagre blogging attempts coincide with the due dates of paid writing contracts – but alas, procrastination is not in the cards for me because fellow writer Lizann Flatt…

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…

Book Launching Afterword

Now that I’ve had my first book launch–which everyone tells me went very well, though I was so nervous it’s a bit of a blank–I thought I’d pass on three bits of advice for future launchers. First, you need more set-up helpers than you think. Bank on unforeseen delays….

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