Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Snippet

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It’s the last stop on the A Clash of Innocents launch month blog tour, and it somehow feels right ending up at the site of Debi Alper.  To me, she has come to symbolize what blogging means – friendship, humour, …

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Watching Tim Bring Up Charlie

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Well, I’m nearing the one-month mark since the launch of A Clash of Innocents and that means one more week of my blog tour.  There will be other interviews and blog stops coming up, but today and Thursday will mark …

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Book Clubs

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One of the great pleasures of promoting a book, not to mention having a book to promote in the first place, is visiting book clubs.  To me, the incredible profusion of book clubs of all types, sizes, interests and genders …

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Off to Deb’s Shed

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What is it about sheds that seems so romantic, so blissful and otherworldly (Alex Johnson and Sarah Salway — are you out there and nodding your heads?)? My blogging friend, Debs, has invited me over to her shed in the …

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DJ Kirkby: "Without Alice" and then over to Lane….

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I have known DJ Kirkby for several years now, first as  a blogging buddy and now as a real life friend. She is a woman of great generosity and heart, both of which are evident in her new novel, Without …

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Water:World Blogging Day

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For several years now, Change.org has sponsored “Blog Action Day” in order to harness the communication skills of bloggers to initiate an annual discussion on some topic of global significance. This year, the topic is water. How simple, right? For …

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Planning and Scheming with Mike Horwood

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Today, I’m talking to the poet, Mike Horwood, a fellow Ward Wood author.  Cambodia, planning a novel, the role of inspiration…it’s all here. Take a look and join in the conversation. I should also say that Mike has one of …

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Writing about War: A Discussion with Elizabeth Baines

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I think most writers have themes that run their work, whether they realize it or not.  I know I  have some: life after tragedy, the meaning of home, the role of science and art in creating perception.  But there is …

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Poetry Day 2010: Mrs. Guiney’s Rules

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I know Poetry Day is not just for kids, but I do think of schools  and children when I think of it, maybe because back when I was teaching more than I seem to be now, Poetry Day was often …

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With Nik Perring today

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Today is my last blog stop for a bit, and I’m thrilled that I’m spending it with the talented Nik Perring.  I love his flash fiction and Not So Perfect is one of my favourite bedside books, perfect for dipping …

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