Category Archives: Writing

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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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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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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Short Story News!

Hey everyone! Today, I’m excited to share with you the news of an upcoming anthology featuring a story of mine! The anthology, Tales from the Lake, Vol. 3 is being published by Crystal Lake Publishing on September 30, and my story “Maybelle” will be included within its awesome pages. This, like my other short stories, …

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Writing Wednesday

Welcome to Writing Wednesday, a kind of regular post about what I’m up to writing-wise! ~ What I’m Writing ~ I just finished the first draft of a rewrite for a story I started back before my toddler was born! I wrote the original story in the month before I had my baby, and then …

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Writing Wednesday

Welcome to Writing Wednesday, a kind of regular post about what I’m up to writing-wise! ~ What I’m Writing ~ A couple of weeks ago I finished my unofficial NaNoWriMo project’s first draft. It’s not a full novel, but it was still great to see it come together and be completed. I’m definitely in editing …

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Celebrate the Small Things

Hosted by Lexa Cain, this is a great weekly chance to talk about the small things worth celebrating in life! This week, I’m celebrating: Fun writing – I’m working on an unofficial NaNoWriMo project this month (unofficial as it’s a short novella-esque creation aiming to be well below 50,000 words!), and this week I’ve figured …

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Exciting News!

I’m so excited to finally share my newest writing news…I’ve signed a contract with the fantastic Orca Book Publishers! I love Orca and have been dreaming of being published with them for a long time. They have some amazing books, and they target a lot of books to reluctant readers, which I absolutely love. I …

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Writing Wednesday

Welcome to Writing Wednesday, a kind of regular post about what I’m up to writing-wise! ~ What I’m Writing ~ Nothing new, at the moment. I’m still getting used to being back at work, so I’ve mostly been doing story work on the weekends, which means I’ve been pretty busy with edits (see below). I’m …

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Thoughts on Going Back to Work

If you don’t already know, I’ve been off of work for the last year after having my first baby. Today’s the last day of my leave, and tomorrow I return to full-time work at the library. I can’t complain about returning to work. For one thing, I’m incredibly lucky to live in an area where …

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