THE EXPENDABLE, published in YOUTH IMAGINATION MAGAZINE, is a short story written by my friend and critique partner, Jerry Mikorenda. It is aimed at a slightly older audience than most of the books I review on this site, but it is an important read for everyone, especially today. Check it out. The Expendable, Youth Imagination.
I can not thank the Access Copyright Foundation enough for helping me attend the Highlights Whole Novel Workshop through their Professional Development Grant. Attending this workshop was quite simply the best writing experience I’ve had. Here are the “highlights” (pun intended): 16 amazing participants – a diverse collection of creative people who take writing forContinue reading “Highlights Whole Novel Workshop”
Today on the mixed-up files I’ve posted an interview with Kami Kinard. Check it out and enter to win a copy of her new book – The Boy Problem – a great middle grade book!
Jennifer Ellis, author of A Pair of Docks (a clever time travel novel – highly recommended), and the newly released In the Shadow of the Mosquito Constellation just tagged me in a series of blog posts about the writing process. Here’s how My Writing Process Blog Tour works: once tagged, you answer four questions about the writing processContinue reading “Writing Process Blog Tour”
With a new job doing freelance writing for our local paper (Rossland News) I haven’t had much time to do book reviews, but I did get the opportunity to interview Catherine Murdock about her new book, Heaven is Paved with Oreos. Check out my Mixed-Up Files interview and enter to win a copy of the book which features D.J.Continue reading “Heaven in Paved with Oreos”
Yes, you read that right! Xmas in July! And I’m celebrating because Ruth Lauren Steven picked my entry! Which means that my query and the first 500 words of Inside Hudson Pickle has been posted here, along with fifteen other winners (thirty, including those chosen by fellow blogger Michelle Krys), for agent perusal. And there areContinue reading “Xmas in July”
This Friday CWILL BC (Children’s Writers and Illustrator of BC) is hosting The Walking Read, a costume benefitting the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Both these organizations are close to my heart as both have provided me with a community of caring people during times of need. When Oliver and Spencer were born, they wereContinue reading “The Walking Read”
The words of two beloved Canadian authors, Yann Martel and Alice Munro, have been now printed on straw. Read more about it in the Globe and Mail or through Canopy – the environmental group who collaborated with Random House to print collectors’ editions of Dear Life and Life of Pi on paper made from straw.Continue reading “Save the Trees with Straw Paper Books”
I am happy to be supporting author Sheri Radford in her fundraising efforts for Team Diabetes. Go Sheri! For more information, check out her website.