New Book: My Uncool Love Life

Apr 14, 2015 No Comments by

My new book is out! Here’s the synopsis for My Uncool Love Life.   t’s 1978 and bellbottoms and platform shoes are in. Kids watch Mork & Mindy on TV while munching on Bugle Corn Chips. Teenage girls shampoo their hair with Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific. And Jennifer Breckenridge, eighteen, is thrilled to finally […]

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Why Twitter is a lot like kindergarten

Sep 06, 2013 No Comments by

So I’m trying to get going on Twitter. Two weeks ago, I started to tweet every day, on books, writing and publishing. No one replied, retweeted or sent me a direct message but I did get a number of new followers. I forged on. I checked my Klout score (a rating of your “influence” on […]

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My beef with God

Apr 15, 2013 No Comments by

Hello, God. How are you? While I am fine on a superficial level, on a deeper level I am not fine. I have a complaint about the way you set things up around here. Oh, no, you say to yourself, rolling your eyes as I begin. Not her again! I know you’ve heard me complain […]

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I joined a book club

Mar 28, 2013 No Comments

  On a recent trip to the library, I decided to take a look at the bulletin board, just out of curiosity about what’s going on in the area. And there it was: a small notice from a local book club advertising for members. I copied down the email address, thought about joining on the […]

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A Stolen Life

Nov 29, 2012 No Comments

Looking for a gripping read? Here’s one: A Stolen Life – a true story about how the author was kidnapped as a child and returned to her family eighteen years later. When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old, she was abducted as she walked to a school bus stop within sight of her home in […]

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Why unknown writers should never give up

Nov 15, 2012 No Comments

Unknown writers, take heart: Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick was a flop when it first came out in 1851. The Globe and Mail recently noted that Melville wrote several popular novels in the 1840s; after these literary triumphs, he went on to write a number of books, but none of them achieved any kind of success. Moby-Dick, […]

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Pricing dilemmas

Nov 09, 2012 No Comments

I’m considering charging more than $2.99 for Judging Nicky. People have wondered why it’s so cheap. Rather than thinking it’s a bargain, they’ve said that they wonder whether something is wrong with it. The idea that “you get what you pay for” hovers in their minds. I would be very happy to charge more – I […]

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I will not forget you, Amanda Todd

Oct 18, 2012 No Comments

I did not know Amanda Todd, but I will not forget her. Amanda suffered torment daily because of the online actions of a selfish, heartless pervert. To try and help others and prevent them from suffering her fate, she posted a moving video on YouTube telling how she was stalked and bullied on Facebook and at […]

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The joy of libraries and e-books

Oct 09, 2012 No Comments

I have loved libraries and books since earliest childhood. To prove it, I will tell you something about myself that is likely too much information: when I go to the library, the relaxed feeling it invariably brings often causes the urgent need to find a washroom IMMEDIATELY…see, I told you it was TMI. Anyway, I […]

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Four stars for Judging Nicky

Oct 02, 2012 No Comments

I’m happy to say that Judging Nicky has received another review on Amazon.com. My thanks to Ameeka, a thoughtful reader who  took the time to rate and comment on my novel, giving it four stars. The recent uproar over fake reviews on Amazon has made me want to avoid the whole issue and simply hope […]

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