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We decided to launch The Shore Girl with a road trip throughout central Alberta. Rebee Shore, my novel’s main character, spent much of her childhood ricocheting from one Alberta town to the next. It seemed only right that I should too. So with a trunk-load…

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I’m thrilled to soon celebrate the launch of The Shore Girl with friends new and old. The Shore Girlhits bookstores in September and is available through NeWest Press, Chapters, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. We’ve lined up some events in Alberta to help…

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Some of my characters stick to me like flies to flypaper. Gracie, who shows up in my story called “Laundry Day,” is one of the stickier ones. We find Gracie in a ratty Laundromat on Christmas Eve trying to get the dog hair out of the bed sheets before her …

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Copy editor n. a person who edits copy, esp. to correct grammatical, stylistic, or punctuation errors. I write the quarterly newsletter for a regional library system in central Alberta. Every three months I gather news, stories, tips, and photos from our …

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Springtime presents some rich opportunities for library folks to learn, share, and celebrate with each other. I’m a huge fan of libraries and jump at the chance to meet with library friends old and new. I’m excited to be speaking at two library events this…

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It’s always been my conundrum. I’m a writer, therefore I work alone. I work alone too much, I go crazy. I jump back in the world. The world eats up my calendar, and I crave to work alone again. And so it goes. This year I’ve found the fix. I’ve had the pl…

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