I'm a Canadian girl, fond of the rolling prairies and majestic mountains close to my city home. And, of course, hockey, maple syrup and saying ‘eh.’ Working in healthcare for over a decade, I believe that laughter is the best medicine and try to put it to good use in my writing and at work.
“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft I read this quote years ago and it stuck with me, mostly because it seemed odd. It seemed wrong. Until I started editing my first book and […]
Barbara Bos approached me to write an article for Women Writers, Women's Books, an online literary magazine by and about contemporary women writers from around the world, just after I published my first novel, Raincheck.
I'm honored to be part of that group and will be penning another article for them soon. Stay tuned.
Misconceptions of a New Author
After I wrote my first book, I thought that the hardest part was done. I mean I wove 75,000-ish words into an actual story, complete with characters, a plot and romantic twist! So the rest of the process had to be simple, possibly even easy – right? I mean, I’d just whip up a fabulous query letter, have several top agents fighting over me, land a huge, six figure, multi-book publishing contract, then become the next Nora Roberts. And it would all happen within a year - at most.
Shockingly, I couldn’t have been more wrong [....]
I was fortunate to have an article included in issue 27 of Double the Books Magazine along side these amazing authors.