Author Archives: Mere

The Once and Future Challenge

When I was on Maternity leave with my first son, I decided to make the most of my time off work and try to accomplish something fun, reading-wise. The result was A Grimm Challenge, in which I read the entire works of the Brothers Grimm. It was such a great experience. I got to read …

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Cover Reveal: Getting the Brush Off

It’s been a busy few months! Over the holidays we moved to a new house. We’ve almost got ourselves completely settled, which is good, because as of last week I officially became a mother for the second time. I now have two little boys in my household, which means things are busier than ever! And …

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2016 Reading & Writing Wrap-Up

It’s the end of the year, so I thought I’d do a quick little wrap-up of my reading and writing this year! 2016 Best Reads/Listens**: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli The Disaster Artist – Greg Sestero & Tom Bissell My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece – Annabel Pitcher Persuasion – Jane …

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Book News!

Hello! Today I’ve got some exciting news to share, =) I’ve signed with Orca Book Publishers for a middle-grade Hi-Lo titled Shadow, which will be part of the Orca Currents line. Shadow is scheduled for release in Spring 2018. This will be my second title with Orca – my first, Getting the Brush Off, is …

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Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! It’s the Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, and I’ve definitely got a lot to be thankful for. But today, I wanted to focus on giving thanks as a writer! This weekend, writer me is thankful for: Marketing and cover discussions for my upcoming Orca Publishing book, Getting the Brush Off (working title). Brush …

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Tales of the Lake Vol. 3

It’s launch day! Tales of the Lake Vol. 3 is a non-themed horror anthology published today by Crystal Lake Publishing. This particular anthology includes my story “Maybelle” (which pretty awesomely is mentioned on the book’s back cover!) You can order your copy here, and you can also check out what else Crystal Lake Publishing has …

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June Reads & Listens

June was a better month than May was for reading. It was definitely an unexpected month, though…I didn’t finish the book I thought I’d have done in the first week of June, but I started and finished several reads/listens I wasn’t even planning to begin! What I’ve Read Nine Doors – Vicki Grant I honestly …

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May [Reads] & Listens

Reads I didn’t finish any books in May! =( That doesn’t mean I didn’t read, of course, but I’m still working my way through A Clash of Kings! It’s going to take me ages to finish this one. It’s so good, but quite long, and I’m trying not to rush it (otherwise it will feel …

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Writing Wednesday

Welcome back to Writing Wednesday, a kind of regular post about what I’m up to writing-wise! ~ What I’m Writing ~ I just finished a major round of edits on a project, so while I’m waiting for the next step to begin (see below), I’m working on the synopsis and query. The query is in …

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April Reads & Listens

April was a light month for reading. After my first physical read of the month, I struggled with what to read next, starting multiple books before finally settling on George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (which will probably take me a few months to get through…so my reads are going to be light …

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