Monthly Archives: October 2016

Jumping into BLACK WATER

Black Water, the second Pat Tierney mystery, opens without any backstory drop from the previous novel. The reader doesn’t need it. The story stands on its own. Pat jumps in, telling us exactly how she feels on this cold Friday … Continue reading

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Dive into BLACK WATER

BLACK WATER, the second Pat Tierney mystery, is a book dear to my heart. A misunderstanding with her daughter, Tracy, sends Pat up to cottage country north of Toronto to find Tracy’s sweetheart–and redeem her relationship with her daughter. Every … Continue reading

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The Lisa girl!

Toronto author Lisa de Nikolits has created another delightful heroine. Her new novel, The Nearly Girl, is a fast-paced literary thriller about a young woman with a rare psychosis. With a tortured poet for a father, a body builder for … Continue reading

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Schmoozing with author James Moushon

Thrilled to be interviewed by American mystery author James Moushon today on HBS Author’s Spotlight. James and I chatted about a wide array of topics: current writing projects, book covers and the role of social media in book marketing to … Continue reading

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Plotter or pantster?

Just returned from beautiful Minden, Ontario, where I gave a four-hour workshop on Structuring Your Novel. Twelve keen participants at the Minden Cultural Centre. Thankfully, my voice held out. When the Haliburton Highlands Writers and Editors Network approached me about … Continue reading

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Back from Paris!

I’d forgotten how truly beautiful this city is. Magnificent views of Sacré-Coeur Basilica from one of our windows, and a southern vista from another. Ran ourselves ragged visiting museums, the Palais Garnier opera house (no Phantom in sight), Père Lachaise Cemetery … Continue reading

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