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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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First draft finished – Champagne cooling

First draft of The Confederation Diary of Rosie Dunn is done! I don’t know about the rest of you, but first drafts are really really hard for me. I start off with great enthusiasm and energy, but inevitably run into … 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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The Joy of a “Given”

  Short stories take a lot of time and work. They come slowly. Sometimes the idea that seemed so bright and shiny-new turns dull and the story dies. Another idea comes along and we start again. Same process, same amount … Continue reading

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Starting a new book and I have a question

How do you handle your research? Do you do as much as you can before you start writing, or do you research as you go along? I seem to belong to the first group. I research exhaustively until I know … Continue reading

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