Monthly Archives: September 2012

Conversations in the Car

Husband and I were in car, on the way to see the film Looper.   “Watch out for that guy,” I said. “I saw him,” he said, turning onto the main road. We’ve been married 27 years. Driving is a we-effort. … Continue reading

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Margaret Atwood’s Rules

In 2010,  The Guardian, inspired by Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing, published a two part article wherein 15 authors set to paper their own list of dos and don’ts. We’re talking big names here. Go ahead, check  out: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/feb/20/ten-rules-for-writing-fiction-part-one I … Continue reading

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I just can’t talk about it.

Sometimes people ask me, “What’s your book about?” That’s when some evil thing grabs my throat and squeezes. And for the life of me…I. Can. Not. Talk. Oh, I can ramble on about other people’s books. I just get struck dumb … Continue reading

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Everyone should have a Gandalf

This brief film clip is testament to the profound effect a teacher can have upon the course of your life. Forgive the stumbles and the pauses. We filmed this at Toronto’s jewel of a book store, Bakka Phoenix. Mentor. It’s a … Continue reading

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I’m in cover clover

Today, Pan Macmillan released the British cover for The Trouble With Fate on its Tor UK blog where my editor, Bella Pagan, revealed the artwork and said some rather blush-worthy things about my book. However, I know some of you are reading this on … Continue reading

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It started with a hole in the wall.

Disclaimer:  I do have a daughter, of whom I’m extraordinarily proud of. She’s talented with words and images, and funny, and smart, and oh-my-gosh-beautiful. But I’m a slow thinker, so I’m still mulling over things that were said last weekend, … Continue reading

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