Reader feedback on Life in the ‘Cosm: Oct 6, 2016

This book is delightful. The characters are relatable in their humor (and struggles), and the world-building is done in a subtle way that isn't glaringly jarring or overly pointed... you just get swept up and carried along. And the visuals are great. Definitely worth a read for fans of almost any genre. You won't be …

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Journey of a Thousand Steps: high-tech, intrigue, Ottawa

I wrote about meeting two authors from Renaissance Press when I lost my virginity at Ottawa PopExpo in November 2015. One of the authors I talked to was Madona Skaff-Koren, who wrote Journey of a Thousand Steps. She was absolutely lovely to speak with, and so was Caroline Frechette, who was also at the booth. After a delightful chat with …

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What Happens in Book Club: Saucy, sexy, and so much fun!

One of the admins of the group, Robin Elizabeth, is an indie writer. I just finished Episode 1 and Episode 2 of her novellas, What Happens in Book Club... I affectionately nickname them the Australian Bridget Jones's Dairies. They tell the story of Gwyn, a high school teacher who with her besties, Selena and Mac, belong to a monthly book club that takes place in a local pub. They've just finished reading Fifty Shades of Grey and are trying to disinfect themselves with classics for the next year. Should be safe, right?

Up next: Beta-reader draft!

I gave myself a few days to shout, "Whoo-hoo, I finished my first draft!" Now, I'm back to chewing all my nails and the first few centimetres of each finger as I realize my next step is to write the draft that my beta readers will review. Uh, excuse me for a moment. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! OK, that …

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