Tag Archives: Books

Dear Canada Books Abroad

I’m posting, with permission of course, a letter that I received last summer. It is always gratifying to know that our Dear Canada books are being read and enjoyed in countries other than our own. Here it is: My name … Continue reading

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Review for A Country of Our Own

I was delighted to read the following review in the February 2014 issue of Resource Links: Resource Links, Volume 19, Number 3 A COUNTRY OF OUR OWN, The Confederation Diary of Rosie Dunn Reviewed by Karyn Huenemann Excellent Having read … Continue reading

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My Confederation Book is Out!

The author copies of my new book arrived today, and it’s just as exciting for book #25 as it was for the very first one. It’s been a long, difficult, fascinating two years. I lost count of how many rewrites … Continue reading

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A Story About a Story. And Copyright.

Back in the early 1970s, when I was struggling to get something–anything!–published, I sold a copy of a short story to a children’s magazine for one free copy.  “Never give your work away,” I was admonished, but I did anyway. … Continue reading

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How to Approach the Writing of a Book

You’ve got a great idea for a book First you celebrate Sketch out an outline Sounds good-dive in! Going great. Ride the wave. Going’s getting heavy. Paddle doggedly. Think about it for a while Eye it suspiciously. Sidestep around it … Continue reading

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What is it about dragons?

“How many books are you going to write before you die?” asked a student at one of my school sessions. “I don’t know,” I answered. “I don’t really know when I’m going to die. But I do know that I’m going … Continue reading

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Old Books Reborn

I am in the process of reworking three of my out of print books to bring them out as print-on-demand (pod) books and ebooks later on this summer.  The Other Elizabeth, The Stone in the Meadow and The Haunting at … Continue reading

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